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I sprained my lcl 4 weeks ago, how long to heal completely ?

I sprained my lcl 4 weeks ago, how long to heal completely ?

Between2 and6 weeks: For a mild grade 1 sprain it may take 2-3 weeks to heal for a grade 2 sprain , it will likely take about 4-6 weeks to heal for a grade 3 sprain, you will likely be out for 6-8 weeks. Obviously these are estimates and each case varies with the patient and the activity that they will be returning to. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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After MCL surgery , can I sprain my lcl by putting a lot of weight after i can start walking?

After MCL surgery , can I sprain my lcl by putting a lot of weight after i can start walking?

Unlikely: The lcl would be strained by putting an abnormal force against the medial part of the knee. This is unlikely to happen while walking. It is always a good idea, especially if you are uneasy, to have a brief course of physical therapy after surgery to help build up the surrounding and core musculature. ...Read more

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If I sprained my lateral collateral ligament what can be done to speed recovery so I can return to soccer?

If I sprained my lateral collateral ligament what can be done to speed recovery so I can return to soccer?

Brace: A lateral (fibular) collateral ligament injury can be treated in a hinged knee brace x 6 wks followed by strengthening and return to activities in 8-12 weeks. Stress xrays can help determine if it heals correctly. However, this is commonly associated with other ligament injuries and usually needs to be surgically reconstructed in this setting. That requires a wait of 1 year to return to sport. ...Read more

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I think that I have a knee sprain or a LCL sprain. I heard a pop and crack while turning right.

I think that I have a knee sprain or a LCL sprain. I heard a pop and crack while turning right.

Could be: That could very well be the case. If it does not respond to rest, ice, elevation or if it is severe I would not hesitate to be seen and examined for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I think i might of sprained my lcl. The outside of my knee is tender to touch. It is only swollen when i bend my knee. It is a mild pain.?

I think i might of sprained my lcl. The outside of my knee is tender to touch. It is only swollen when i bend my knee. It is a mild pain.?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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After bike crash, ER doc says sprained LCL. Said no other injuries in knee--ice it, okay to walk with no brace until healed. Is this usual treatment?

After bike crash, ER doc says sprained LCL. Said no other injuries in knee--ice it, okay to walk with no brace until healed. Is this usual treatment?

Can be: If your knee is stable it should be ok. Ligament sprains are graded, Grade 1 and 2 are partial tears where enough ligament remains to maintain stability of a joint . Grade 3 indicates complete rupture and a stabilizing brace would be in order to help the ligament heal and avoid permanent laxity ...Read more

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How do you treat an injury to the lateral collateral ligament?

How do you treat an injury to the lateral collateral ligament?

6-12 weeks: The lateral (fibular) collateral ligament is uncommonly injured, but if it is injured in isolation, it can be treated in a hinged knee brace x 6 wks and may heal on its own. Stress xrays can be used to measure if it heals. This is followed by strengthening and a return to activities between 8-12 weeks. Often, it requires a surgery to reconstruct it and the surrounding "posterolateral corner.". ...Read more

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How do you evaluate and treat lateral collateral ligament pain?

How do you evaluate and treat  lateral collateral ligament pain?

LCL evaluation knee: The lcl in the knee is evaluated at o degrees (full extension) and at 30 degrees of flexion with varus stress applied. Degree of opening is assessed by estimating in mm and comparing to opposite side; lcl sprains or tears are measured as grade i, ii, or iii. The posterolateral corner (e.g. Arcuate complex) should be assessed as well as the cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. Mri is also used. ...Read more

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How to treat a strained mcl/lcl ?

How to treat a strained mcl/lcl ?

Rest, maybe meds: Rest..Or take it easy and allow it to heal. Gentle range of motion, stretching, heat to stimulate/increase blood flow, and some antinflammatory medications can help. If it is severe and you experience peristent pain etc...Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more