how long are you on crutches after you sprain your knee

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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

How long are you on crutches after you sprain your knee?

up to a few weeks..

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Depending on the severity of your injury and the level of need to walk/use your leg etc..crutches are only need for a few days to couple of weeks in most cases. You tend to heal faster when young and in good health and longer and longer with age and concomitant illnesses. Often after a few days, you can hop around w/o cructhes. Consult doc. Good luck
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One ankle is more flexible than the other due to a sprain. Could this affect knees. Could one leg grow longer than the other after injury?

Yes and no

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A loose ankle can cause you to have an unstable ankle which can cause knee pain At your age, the growth plates are closed so you can not stop any growth
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Mild acl sprain. Pain but no swelling. I have applied knee immobilisers & it's been three weeks. Can I remove it and bend my knees or should I wait?

Keep on rest

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I think is better to keep on rest with a knee bandages A MIR of the injury knee is a good tool for prognostic
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Dr. Lauren Elson answered:

thrown off 2nd story roof age 2 ended with severe sprain both legs. pain in legs lasted till now age 27. why do my knees/hips hurt even when bending?

Thorough work up

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I agree that X-rays are a good place to start. A good evaluation to determine if the discomfort is coming from the bones, muscles, or nerves is helpful and can help direct treatment. One cleared, a tailored exercise program developed by a physical therapist will help you find ways to achieve your goals with minimal discomfort.
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Dr. Sourendra raut answered:

Ankle sprain 2 mnths ago.Applied ice for 3days. Started going about my daily tasks.Since then I pop my knees a lot and rigidness in ankle. What to do?

Physical therapy

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Ankle injuries frequently result in longstanding muscle weakness, altered gait, and stiffness. Almost all ankle injuries do better after a 4-6 week course of physical therapy to work on motion, strength and coordination of the muscles around the ankle.
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How long does a knee sprain take to heal?

Sprain

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That depends on what is sprained and the severity of injury. Minor sprain can be a few weeks. More severe injury can be months -- or never as may need surgery to fix (acl, meniscus, etc)
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Dr. Allan Dunn answered:

How long does a bad knee sprain take to heal?

DEPENDS ON DIAGNOSIS

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IF ACL IS TORN - NEVER HEALS -NEEDS SURGERY. MRI IS NEEDED TO MAKE DIAGNOSIS.
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Dr. Abdul Q. Ahmed answered:

How long can I have swelling from a knee sprain?

Few days to weeks

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Swelling usually subsides in 2 weeks but sometimes can take a little bit longer. If you have fluid ( effusion ) in the joint then it indicates internal damage to meniscus or cruciate ligaments.
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How long for knee sprain to heal with arthritis?

Two issues

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The knee sprain can recover in days to weeks depending on severity. The arthritis is chronic and is managed according to its severity but can be aggravated from the sprain injury.
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How long is it supposed to it take a knee sprain to heal?

Depends on severity

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A "sprained" knee can range from a mild injury to the joint to severe injuries including tears of the ligaments. Recovery following mild injuries may be 1-3 weeks but can take up to 3 months for more significant injuries. Pain lasting more than 6 weeks should prompt an evaluation, usually best done by an orthopaedic surgeon.
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