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Doctor insights on: Hyperextended Knee

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How do you heal up a hyperextended knee?

How do you heal up a hyperextended knee?

R.I.C.E.: Rest, icing, compression and elevation are the simple first steps to help heal your knee. If still having trouble after a few weeks of this, you will need to see an orthopedist to determine of any serious damage has been done. Try the simple things first. Add in some light strengthening and cardio if all is well on your road to recovery. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to heal a hyperextended knee?

How much time does it take to heal a hyperextended knee?

4-6 weeks: Depending on how bad the sprain of the ligaments and muscles was initially - most sprains/ strains heal within 4-6 weeks. If it was mild then usually you feel a lot better by 2 weeks. At your (our) age, you should be careful not to return to strenuous exercise too early and let the knee heal so as not to re-injure it more seriously. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to recover from a hyperextended knee?

What is the fastest way to recover from a hyperextended knee?

Rest-ace wrap-brace: Most knee hyperextension injuries resolve with time and occasionally physical therapy. You should try rest, ice, compression, and avoid positions or activities that allow the knee to potentially hyperextend (no running, jumping, changing directions rapidly) until your knee no longer hurts when it is extended. If the pain persists for more than 7-10 days, you should seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Which muscles should I strengthen to treat hyperextended knee?

Which muscles should I strengthen to treat hyperextended knee?

Exercise and PT: Get a physical therapy evaluation. He muscles that support you knee would be the anterior quadriceps and hamstrings. Get a pt evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for knee swelling to go down around upper knee after a hyperextended knee?

How long does it take for knee swelling to go down around upper knee after a hyperextended knee?

Knee swelling: It depends upon the amount of energy and injury-type. A quad pull or partial tear may stay swollen. A hematoma may stay swollen. A synovitis may wax and wane. Should be examined if not improved. ...Read more

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Hyperextended knee. No pain, just muscles on top of knee feel"thick". Been doing knee strengthening and feels a little better. Concern?

No: Most likely just strained or stretched the anterior cruciate ligament. Quadricep strengthening exercises, ice, and sometimes a pull-on knee brace with patellar opening or a patellar strap can be helpful. ...Read more

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Does a hyperextended knee also lead to calf swelling?

Does a hyperextended knee also lead to calf swelling?

Yes, calf X's knee: The calf muscles cross the back of the knee as they originate from the back of the thigh bone next to the knee capsule. When the knee hyperextends, the back of the knee often over stretches. This can cause injury to your knee that includes the posterior capsule and juxtaposed calf muscles. The calf muscles can become strained or torn causing pain and swelling in the injured calf muscle. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a torn ACL and a hyperextended knee?

How to tell the difference between a torn ACL and a hyperextended knee?

MRI: This may be very difficult for the layperson. Typically an acl rupture will be associated with a 'pop' in the knee and swelling, but not always. A physical exam is very important and an MRI is usually obtained if clinical suspicion is high. ...Read more