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Are there any natural remedies to fix a torn mcl?

Are there any natural remedies to fix a torn mcl?

Yes: Many mcl tears can be treated with bracing and pt. It depends on the location of the tear. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Vic Kalman
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Mcl (Definition)

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide band of tissue (a ligament) that runs along the inner side of each knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), to help stabilize the knee joint. The MCL's main purpose is to prevent knees from bending too far ...Read more


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What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

Rest, brace : About 90% of mcl injuries heal with time and rest with use of a brace for grade 2 or grade 3 in severity. Many athletes especially return to sports more quickly with a quality rehab program. ...Read more

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What is treatment for MCL scarring after conservative treatment has not worked? Constant pain going on two years

What is treatment for MCL scarring after conservative treatment has not worked? Constant pain going on two years

MCL injury: Surgery unlikely if only an isolated mcl issue. Get MRI and orthopedic eval to check for other issues such as meniscus, loose body, acl, pcl. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is done for MCL sprain? Does a hinge brace help with the sprain? How long does it take to heal? Can a sprain turn into a tear?

What kind of treatment is done for MCL sprain?  Does a hinge brace help with the sprain? How long does it take to heal? Can a sprain turn into a tear?

Brace, weeks to heal: Most MCL sprains often heal on their own with relative rest, and a hinged brace can help relieve pain and stabilize the knee. There are 3 grades, with Grade 1 representing microtearing. Grade 2 is a partial tear and Grade 3 is a full tear. Grade 3s sometimes require surgery. Healing is typically 1-3 weeks for Grade 1, 3-6 weeks for Grade 2 and the longest for Grade 3. ...Read more

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Mri rpt medial meniscus slightly displaced degenrative tear thickened MCL complex what's the best treatment options i am47 yr old i will b very greatfl?

Mri rpt medial meniscus slightly displaced degenrative tear thickened MCL complex what's the best treatment options i am47 yr old i will b very greatfl?

Arthroscopic surgery: If this is symptomatic with pain, catching ; giving way, this is a sign that u r causing damage 2 ur articular cartilage ; should b scoped ; taken care of. Every time it catches there is some damage bing done. These r permanent changes ; u want ur joint 2 last a long time. ...Read more

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What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?

What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?

Surgery?: A torn medial meniscus usually does not heal, the ligament sprain will heal on its own. If you are having pain, locking or instability, then you may need arthroscopic surgery to treat the meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Can I continue to play basketball if i've torn my mcl?

Can I continue to play basketball if i've torn my mcl?

Yes: Yes but not until after it heals, which may take 2-4 weeks for a grade 1 sprain, 4-6 weeks for a grade 2 partial tear, or 6-8 weeks for a full thickness tear. Returning to play prematurely may worsen the injury, delay the healing, or lead to additional injuries from a still unstable knee. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to be biking with a partially torn MCL (medial collateral ligament)?

Is it safe for me to be biking with a partially torn MCL (medial collateral ligament)?

Yes if comfortable: Biking does not stress the mcl so you should be fine if you do not have pain. If you do, a brace may be useful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have possibly torn my acl, miniscus, or mcl. How long would my full recovery be?

What to do if I have possibly torn my acl, miniscus, or mcl. How long would my full recovery be?

See ORS: Your question about the possibility of injury to these knee ligaments and cartilage is too vague.U need to be examined and see exactly what has been injured specifically because the treatment will vary. Meniscus tears alone may require arthroscopic surgery. Acl , and mcl injuries treatment differs esp. @ age 49 w/ severity of instability, activity level, etc..See a board certified ors. ...Read more

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My MCL and lcl are torn but i'm 17 years old. I'm very active should I get surgery or wait it out ?

My MCL and lcl are torn but i'm 17 years old. I'm very active should I get surgery or wait it out
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Let me explain: If you have torn mcl it depend how bad the tear if it is severe i believe surgery is the best option especially if you lcl injury. ...Read more

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I tore my MCL a year ago and the other day while exiting a vehicle my knee popped out and back into place. Could I have torn it again?

I tore my MCL a year ago and the other day while exiting a vehicle my knee popped out and back into place. Could I have torn it again?

Yes: I suspect you actually have more than just a mcl tear. I bet you have an associated acl incompetence, likely related to your original injury that was diagnoses as an isolated mcl tear. If your knee felt like it came at a place just getting out of a car, this describes functional instability which is more commonly seen with acl combined injuries. The acl and mcl are commonly injured together. ...Read more

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Bout 3M ago torn my mcl/acl . Bending about 3/4 the way but pops when straighten .. Most time no pain pop.. Will it heal without surgery?

Bout 3M ago torn my mcl/acl . Bending about 3/4 the way  but pops when straighten ..  Most time no pain pop.. Will it heal without surgery?

No: The ACL ligament will not heal on its own. Even when surgery is done, it is not repaired. Another structure, usually a tendon, is harvested and used in its place. If a person is low demand, they can sometimes do ok with out surgery, alrhough they may need a brace. Most reasonably active people need surgery as the ACL is the major stabilizer of the knee. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a torn MCL to heal on its own?

Is it possible for a torn MCL to heal on its own?

Yes: Yes, mcl injuries have a good chance to heal on their own without surgery depending on the grade and location of the tear. ...Read more

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How do you treat a grade 3 torn mcl?

How do you treat a grade 3 torn mcl?

See below: Immobilization protected mobilization check for concomitant injuries to meniscus and acl, reconstruct with other injuries , if present isolated mcl tear outcome not improved with early reconstruction or repair. ...Read more

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Torn mcl: when do you have to have surgury?

Torn mcl: when do you have to have surgury?

Rarely: The vast majority of mcl injuries heal just fine with bracing and physical therapy. In some cases, such as severe instability, surgery may be required. Follow your docs advice. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to walk if you have a torn mcl?

How difficult is it to walk if you have a torn mcl?

Mcl tear: It depends on how severe the tear is. These are graded on how much the knee joint opens up with stress, grade 1-3. A grade 1 will be painful but walking will be easy once the pain subsides. A complete grade 3 tear can be painful for weeks and usually a brace is required for walking. ...Read more

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I'm uninsured. what would be my best option to treat a torn mcl at home? It's unstable and buckles everytime I put weight on it.

I'm uninsured. what would be my best option to treat a torn mcl at home? It's unstable and buckles everytime I put weight on it.

In your own words: you need professional help you need to see an orthopedic surgeon before you damage more, if you can't afford , may be you are eligible for medicaid , or go to a city hospital , no home care for your type of injury . ...Read more

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Can I play soccer with a torn mcl?

Can I play soccer with a torn mcl?

No: As previous physicians have stated it is unwise to play with a torn mcl. The mcl , medial collateral, ligament, is a stabilizer for the inner side of your knee. It also helps to protect the acl (anterior cruciate ligament) which if torn does require surgical repair. Healing of a completely torn mcl ligament may take from 6-12 weeks. Lesser injuries to the ligament may result in less play time loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more