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What is the best self administered treatment for a minor knee injury?

What is the best self administered treatment for a minor knee injury?

RICE: R - rest, until the injury heals. I - ice, for about 20 minutes at a time, applied directly to the injured area, for as long as there is pain or swelling. C - compression, use of an elastic ace bandage or neoprene knee sleeve that may be purchased from the local pharmacy. E - elevation, keep the injured knee above the level of the heart. Medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen may also help. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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My doctor recommended I use a blood stimulation kit. What do you think? Http://www.Kingbrand.Com/knee-injury-treatment.Php?Ref=boris1011

My doctor recommended I use a blood stimulation kit. 

What do you think?

Http://www.Kingbrand.Com/knee-injury-treatment.Php?Ref=boris1011

Not sure: I am not familiar with this device and have therefore not recommended it to any of my athletes. There are many ways to achieve te same results that this device intends- not sure of proven safety. It is important to know what specific knee condition you have. It is important to tailor a program to recovery as quickly and safely as possible. ...Read more

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I had a right knee injury while surfing. No treatment but 1 year later the back of the knee and calf feel tight/swollen with activity. Any ideas?

I had a right knee injury while surfing. No treatment but 1 year later the back of the knee and calf feel tight/swollen with activity. Any ideas?

Look at compensatory: patterns from the injury (trauma vectors). If your knee is involved, it also means there's compensation going on below and above at the calf, soleus, and ankle muscles to balance this. Also above is the quads, hamstrings, hips and low back. Get a second opinion and treatment from a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist (NMM) doctor of osteopathic medicine for more answers. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for soccer knee injury?

What are effective treatments for soccer knee injury?

Have a physical exam: It is best for you to have a good physical exam to determine the severity of the injury and a preliminary diagnosis. Thereafter, a MRI may be indicated. See a true orthopedic knee specialist for accurate information. ...Read more

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What are some common treatments for an MCL knee injury?

What are some common treatments for an MCL knee injury?

Physical therapy.: Most MCL tears will heal on their own. They may require a brief period of immobilization, then physical therapy can begin. See a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, to see if you can be treated in this manner. ...Read more

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Experts, might someone have to go to physical therapy after a knee injury?

Experts, might someone have to go to physical therapy after a knee injury?

No: Certainly not required but absolutely helpful for most. Every person and every injury requires different treatment to heal properly. ...Read more

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I hurt my knee at work, after seeing an orthopedic he put me in a brace and physical therapy in a few weeks... is it possible that my hip, calf muscle, and akle hurt now due to my knee injury?

I hurt my knee at work, after seeing an orthopedic he put me in a brace and physical therapy in a few weeks... is it possible that my hip, calf muscle, and akle hurt now due to my knee injury?

Knee Injury: Absolutely! The lower extremity acts as a unit. A movement group called a kinetic chain. Muscles and tendons go from buttock and hip to knee. Muscles and tendons around knee influence the ankle. Without knowing the full extent of the injury can only remark that it is not unusual to hurt above and below the main area of injury. ...Read more

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Knee injury. Jointline pain. No tear. Ex hurts knees but recover w/minor soreness. Do step aerobics & vmo exs. Is it normal to have soreness?

Knee injury. Jointline pain. No tear. Ex hurts knees but recover w/minor soreness. Do step aerobics & vmo exs. Is it normal to have soreness?

He has it is normal : To have soreness in your knee as he feel from a knee injury. It might take many weeks to a couple months to fully heal from a knee sprain/strain. Make sure that you are doing the correct exercises in order to rehabilitate your knee properly. ...Read more