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A female asked:

I was gorge walking thursday (walking in rivers climbing rocks and jumping from heights) and i hit my knee on a rock and pulled two muscles should i get crutches?

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Dr. Glenn Burns
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
How bad is pain?: Crutches are used when you have an unstable injury (broken bone/ligament injury) and to help pain. Without an exam it's hard to say what you need; but without fracture or internal derangement of knee ligaments I tell patients who use crutches to do "toe touch weight bearing". In other words put as much weight on hurt leg as you comfortably can while walking on crutches to speed healing.
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Last updated May 30, 2016


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