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Doctor insights on: Can I Walk With Crutches After An Acl Tear

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Can i still walk if I have a bad ACL tear?

Can i still walk if I have a bad ACL tear?

ACL tear: Yes you can walk with a complete acl tear. It just bother you on uneven surfaces or a quick twist. ...Read more

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Was at wedding dancing when leg either twisted or completely gave out. Can barely extend knee can't really walk ACL tear ?

Was at wedding dancing when leg either twisted or completely gave out. Can barely extend knee can't really walk ACL tear ?

That or locked menis: A locked knee is more likely than an acl. An acl usually does not cause a locked knee. After an acl u can have full rom, but have a lot of early swelling, not so with a meniscus tear which is usually a bucket handle tear.C ur orth and the DX can b easily made. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to walk with a torn acl?

Can you explain if it's possible to walk with a torn acl?

Yes: Depends on the time from the injury and the amount of swelling after the injury but most people will be able to walk ( without aids) a week or two after tearing their acl esp. If the acl tear is not associated w/ other imjuries( mcl tears, meniscus tears, etc) . See an ors who is board certified and a knee specialist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Will a torn ACL hurt to walk on about a week after the injury?

Will a torn ACL hurt to walk on about a week after the injury?

ACL tear: Not necessarily. A torn acl will hurt and swell for about a week after which the knee pain improves. The problem with a knee that has a torn acl is instability and giving way. ...Read more

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Is it possible to walk perfectly fine with a completely torn acl?

Is it possible to walk perfectly fine with a completely torn acl?

Yes: Acl tears usually effect cutting moves and changing directions suddenly. Walking or even running straight ahead usually not a problem with an acl tear. ...Read more

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Do I have a torn ACL if it hurts to go upstairs but not to just walk?

Do I have a torn ACL if it hurts to go upstairs but not to just walk?

ACL: These are not the typical symptoms. Usually with an acl tear your knee will give out with a pivoting motion. ...Read more

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Should people with knee & hip oa, torn ACL & cartilage walk steps or avoid them?

Should people with knee & hip oa, torn ACL & cartilage walk steps or avoid them?

Exercise is good: You should only be limited by the pain or any instability of the joint so if instability present, don't lead with the affected leg and consider one step at a time but the exercise through all means is beneficial as is weight control to reduce load across the joints. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Pearle
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Acl Tear (Definition)

A ligament connects bone to bone. so if you have a torn ACL, there result is instability between the two bones that ...Read more


Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more