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How do I rehab a knee ligament strain?

How do I rehab a knee ligament strain?

Strengthening: Most rehab protocols for knees involve stretching an strengthening of the quad muscles (front of thigh). These muscles combine to form the thick band of ligaments that go over the kneecap and stabilize the joints. ...Read more

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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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Grade 2 strain in medial colateral ligament and contusion in lateral femoral condyle of left knee. Treatment please. Is surgery needed? I am 26year ol

Grade 2 strain in medial colateral ligament and contusion in lateral femoral condyle of left knee. Treatment please. Is surgery needed? I am 26year ol

MCL : Fortunately most mcl injuries can heal without surgery. It does depend on where the tear is. The bone bruise should resolve over time as well but it takes 6-8 weeks to heal this injury. If your knee feels unstable or keeps giving out, then be sure to see your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are good rehab exercises for a torn knee ligament?

What are good rehab exercises for a torn knee ligament?

Careful: Depends on the ligament. It is very important to get your motion back first after a ligament injury. Range of motion exercises (wall slides, etc.) and biking without resistance can accomplish this. Then if you are treating the ligament nonop, strengthening exercises are begun. For example- PCL injury, the quad is very important.Ask your doctor for specific goals for your specific ligament injury. ...Read more

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What are some good rehab exercises for a knee ligament injury?

What are some good rehab exercises for a knee ligament injury?

Depends: My answer to you is to see pm&r physician and see good physical therapist for home exercises program. Do not search internet to save money. ...Read more

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What is the ligament on the outside of the backside of the knee? And if i think I've strained it or pulled it what should I do?

What is the ligament on the outside of the backside of the knee? And if i think I've strained it or pulled it what should I do?

Posterolateral knee: The only ligament in that area is the lateral collateral ligament. You sprain a ligament. This requires a mechanism of injury. The should head of the biceps femoris muscle is also in that area which you can strain. Also in that area is the posterolateral meniscus and accurate ligament. Relative rest from the activity that brought on you discomfort along with otc antiinflammatories and ice 20 min. ...Read more

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How can I stop the buring pain from a strained a ligament in my knee?

How can I stop the buring pain from a strained a ligament in my knee?

See an orthopedist: Are you sure that is all you did? This needs an orthopedic evaluation and imaging such as an MRI may need to be done to determine full extent of the injury. ...Read more

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How long will rehabilitation after torn cruciate knee ligament surgery and why is rehabilitation needed? And how long after surgery return to sport?

How long will rehabilitation after torn cruciate knee ligament surgery and why is rehabilitation needed? And how long after surgery return to sport?

Ligament injury: Post surgical rehab can take up to 12 weeks. During that time your surgeon and physical therapist will work to improve range of motion, strength and stability of the knee. If you are an athlete, you may be looking at a total of 4 to 6 months after surgery before you can return to the level of strenuous activity as before. Advised to follow your restrictions and plan of care to the letter. ...Read more

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I strained every muscle in my knee. My patellar ligament has a small pain when i walk. Is it dangerous? Home remedies? Help please! :(

I strained every muscle in my knee. My patellar ligament has a small pain when i walk. Is it dangerous? Home remedies? Help please! :(

Knee pain: Your pain location is related to your mechanism of injury, whether high or low energy, jumping, twisting. Need a good history. Check with orthopedic surgeon. Sounds like you may have jumpers knee or patellar tendonitis. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read more

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Strained left knee mcl. I play golf. How soon can I play and what are best rehab exercises for speediest recovery?

When pain free: Usually a couple of weeks. Brace helps. Quad and hamstring exercises help. Usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal if isolated mcl. ...Read more

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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more