A 32-year-old member asked:
most trusted means to heal a strained acl?
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Dr. Kyle Ritter answered
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
RICE therapy & time: Rest ice compression elevation and time should allow for healing of a strained acl. Avoid significant pivoting, twisting, and strenuous activities until symptoms have resolved. Over the counter antiinflammatories can be helpful as well. If swelling, pain , and/or feelings of instability persist beyond 6-8 weeks see a local orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine specialist for a physical exam.
Answered on Jun 22, 2017
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