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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor recommended I use a blood stimulation kit.
What do you think?
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
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
No: Certainly not required but absolutely helpful for most. Every person and every injury requires different treatment to heal properly. ...Read more
Hi i've finished physical therapy for a knee injury and now ive noticed that on both legs my hamstrings there are knots on them and its bulging out.
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
Had knee injury,July 30, broke off cartlidge,august 30/suffered pulmonary embolism, ,and doing physical therapy,now experienc,ankle swelling?
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?
Observe: Observe for something serious. Tennis knee implies overuse, and therefore not a serious injury. Rest, ice, anti-inflammories, light compression wrap and see how it goes. If you develop swelling, worsening pain, skin discoloration, popping, sticking, or other joint instability in the next week, then you need to go see your doc for xrays and possible referral to an orthopedic specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Closed chain: So not knowing what type of knee injury you have this will be a bit generic. Usually for knee injuries i would recommend what is called closed chain exercises, which are any exercises in which the sole of the foot contacts the ground or a platform. This would include squats, leg press, cycling, elliptical trainer, calf raises. And not isolation exercises such as quad extension/hamstring curls. ...Read more
For soft tissue: If your looking for a soft tissue injury like a ligament injury , meniscus tear, contusion, tendinitis, bursitis, or muscle injury this is the best imaging test after a physical exam and a x-ray screening is done. It also shows bone stress injuries and tumors that x-rays miss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Knee Injury 2-2014. Just had new mri. Suspect mild strain of ACL & pcl. Very small joint effusion. Can you explain this?
Sounds like: it means mild injury to ligaments. If you are having symptoms, you need medical evaluation, because these finding do not fully explain your symptoms. ...Read more
Swollen leg and ankle a week after knee injury but mostly went down overnight with ibuprofen and elevation is it still a concern? Course of treatment?
Probably not: During the knee injury, the knee probably swelled with extra fluid and blood. That fluid likely gravitated downwards over time, but elevating it allowed the fluid to drain out. Of course the knee needs to be dealt with, but as long as the swelling doesn't return you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I help?: If injury, heard a pop, have swelling? Think kneecap subluxation/ dislocation, ligament injury or meniscal tear. If injury but no pop, just swelling and pain? Meniscal tear, ligament injury, tendon/muscle strain. If no injury just pain and swelling? Osteochondral defect, arthritis, meniscal damage if redness/swelling/warmth? Infection, arthritis, gout, pseudogout mri or knee aspiration to dx. ...Read more
My grondmother is 62 years old.She got meniscus of the knee injury.She don't wanna operation.Something another advice? Thanks.She going to get massage
Meniscus injury: A meniscus tear can be painful and debilitating. Unfortunately, it's quite common. Treatment for M Tear depends on the size and location of the tear.Age,activity level and related injuries The outer portion of the meniscus "red Zone" heals well, but if the tear is in the White zone which is the inner 2/3 of the meniscus , it does not have good blood suppy an is harder to heal ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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