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Can you walk normally with an MCL tear?

Can you walk normally with an MCL tear?

Usually limp: A small tear may not hurt bad and you may walk fine. A bad tear hurts and makes you unstable side to side. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Hi, How long after a grade 1 MCL tear can you walk without crutches?

Hi, How long after a grade 1 MCL tear can you walk without crutches?

Less than: two weeks but exact time is impossible to tell...As soon as you are comfortable is the best answer... Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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I had a fall and my knee popped as i fell. I can't walk or fully extend my leg. Id this an MCL tear? Pain on the inside of my knee.

I had a fall and my knee popped as i fell. I can't walk or fully extend my leg. Id this an MCL tear? Pain on the inside of my knee.

More likely ACL Tear: Injury of the knee associated with a "pop" at the time of injury is most often associated with an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament. This injury is often associated with concurrent injuries to the menisci, which could explain the pain on the inside (medial) side of the knee. Bone bruising and injuries to to articular cartilage may also occur. I strongly recommend an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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Had 1st degree MCL knee tear/sprain 2.5 weeks ago from ski. Can walk with 1 crutch but have pain while bending knee. Should i be alarmed? Meniscus?

Had 1st degree MCL knee tear/sprain 2.5 weeks ago from ski. Can walk with 1 crutch but have pain while bending knee. Should i be alarmed? Meniscus?

Maybe.: As long as it is an isolated mcl tear it will heal uneventfully. It could be a medial meniscus tear, though. A careful exam can usually distinguish between the two, but in some cases an MRI is needed to rule out meniscal injury. Pain with walking or bending can be seen with both. ...Read more

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Can you walk with a broken mcl?

Can you walk with a broken mcl?

MCL: I'm assuming you mean a torn mcl. Yes generally you can walk even when torn but best to do so in a protective brace. This also depends on the severity of the tear. ...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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If you tore your MCL would u be able to walk on it with a brace ?

If you tore your MCL would u be able to walk on it with a brace ?

Torn Mcl: It depends what grade the tear is.Grade 1&2, you may be able to walk but with grade 3 it will be painful and rest is recommended for at least 72 hours.But if it is painful to walk then stay off your leg, use cruches and follow with yor orthopedic doctor.So it depends on the severity of tear, as all tears are not the same. ...Read more

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What would happen if you completely tore your ACL and your mcl? Would you ever be able to walk again?

What would happen if you completely tore your ACL and your mcl? Would you ever be able to walk again?

Acl: Not all people require acl reconstruction. Some people are able to function fine without an acl depending on the particular lifestyle hobbies job ECT after rehab the knee while others can not. Patients who are more active or involved in cutting pivoting sports generally get it fixed. ...Read more

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Am I able to walk. With a injured mcl? The dr. Said that he didn't think it was torn just bruised

Am I able to walk. With a injured mcl?  The dr. Said that he didn't think it was torn just bruised

Yes: you are likely to have pain along the inner side of the knee. tears of the mcl have different grades of tearing. complete tears of of the mcl will have pain and possibly instability. proper bracing may also be necessary. ...Read more

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The inside of my knee is hurting bad. the MCL hurts bad when I bend my knee and when I'm walking down the stairs or a slope. I can still run and walk?

The inside of my knee is hurting bad. the MCL hurts bad when I bend my knee and when I'm walking down the stairs or a slope. I can still run and walk?

Get examined: May not be your MCL. Avoid diagnosing yourself. Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral pain; or less likely a meniscus tear if you had a twisting injury / mechanism. See a board certified orthopedic surgeon if your probable kneecap pain doesn't improve . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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When can I walk? Having ACL reconstruction, MCL and lateral meniscus repair. When can I go to work? Special needs teacher constantly standing. Thanks

When can I walk? Having ACL reconstruction, MCL and lateral meniscus repair. When can I go to work? Special needs teacher constantly standing. Thanks

3 weeks: Usually after a meniscus repair you need to be non weight bearing for at least 3 weeks. With just an acl reconstruction, most of the tim e you will be walking by 2 weeks. Of course, it can be 6 weeks until you are walking relatively pain free. ...Read more

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Partial MCL Sprain & ACL bony avulsion 3mm. No surgery. 5 weeks. Able to walk but not able to bend because of swelling. When will the swelling go?

Partial MCL Sprain & ACL bony avulsion 3mm. No surgery. 5 weeks. Able to walk but not able to bend because of swelling.  When will the swelling go?

Eight weeks: Hi Carl62 I learned 8 weeks for full recovery from bone or tendon injury, could be less for the young and healthy (? like you). But theres also the possibility that the injury hasn't been healing (hard to avoid some strain on it) and so I would definitely check in with the practitioner who has been following your case. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of an MCL tear?

Little: Assuming the tear is minor and treated appropriately there should be little to no long term effects. ...Read more

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What do I do about an MCL partial tear/stretch?

What do I do about an MCL partial tear/stretch?

Rest: Almost all mcl tears, especially partial tears and stretched mcls, will heal on their own. The mcl sits in an area of the knee can can scar down and function normally after a period of rest. This is unlike other ligaments like the acl, which cannot heal itself after injury. The mcl will heal over 6-12 weeks depending on severity. In more severe cases, a hinged knee brace may help. ...Read more

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Can you tear your MCL during a squat lift accident?

Can you tear your MCL during a squat lift accident?

Yes: The mcl is the most commonly injured knee ligament. Any load applied to the outside of the knee can injure the mcl. The severity if the sprain determines the treatment. ...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