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My knee buckles sideways, and I have pain on the outside and top of my knee. Sometimes it gives way. What could this be?

My knee buckles sideways, and I have pain on the outside and top of my knee. Sometimes it gives way. What could this be?

Sprained ligament: You may have sustained an injury to one of the important stabilizing ligaments of your knee. The most likely injured ligaments that protect against buckling and sideward looseness are the acl and lcl (anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments). You should be evaluated expeditiously by an orthopaedic surgeon. Avoid running, jumping, pivoting and deep knee bending until you are evaluated. ...Read more

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Can knee injury stunt growth?

Can knee injury stunt growth?

Growth: It can. Injury to the knee's growth plate can affect growth and should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to reduce risk of knee injury?

How to reduce risk of knee injury?

Knees: Injury prevention principles can be useful for any joint. 1. Maintain good muscle tone . 2. Keep good cardiovascular conditioning .3 Don't play or exercise when tired. 4. Avoid doing too much too quickly. Avoid going all out too infrequently (weekend warrior)5. Keep well hydrated . 6. Avoid mind altering substances ...Read more

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How to treat knee injury when hurling?

How to treat knee injury when hurling?

Stop Playing: Hurling is a collision sport with rapid, forceful, high speed direction changes of players. Both of these are particularly stressful on knees and especially so if you already have an injury to your knee. ...Read more

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Can a tensor bandage help my knee injury?

Can a tensor bandage help my knee injury?

Knee injury: If you mean ace, or a light compression, bandage, the answer is yes. Along with initial ice, elevation, and rest. ...Read more

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What best way to treat a tennis knee injury?

What best way to treat a tennis knee injury?

Observe: Observe for something serious. Tennis knee implies overuse, and therefore not a serious injury. Rest, ice, anti-inflammories, light compression wrap and see how it goes. If you develop swelling, worsening pain, skin discoloration, popping, sticking, or other joint instability in the next week, then you need to go see your doc for xrays and possible referral to an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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How can you treat a knee injury from soccer?

How can you treat a knee injury from soccer?

Determine the nature: You have to determine the specific type of injury that has occurred before anything else. If the injury was recent, try ice, elevation and rest. If it is long-standing, see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What is the most common knee injury from soccer?

What is the most common knee injury from soccer?

ACL tear in women: Women see significant numbers of acl tears from soccer but ligament stretch injuries are common, muscle strains are common and meniscus tears are also seen. ...Read more

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Knee injury, sharp pain? What may be causing it?

Knee injury, sharp pain? What may be causing it?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Blunt force knee injury two weeks ago, what to do?

Blunt force knee injury two weeks ago, what to do?

Ice.: Ice for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. If you're no better in a week, then see a sports medicine physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is chinese medicine effective for a old knee injury?

Is chinese medicine effective for a old knee injury?

Could be: But it also depends on what chinese medicine you are thinking of. Medicine or acupuncture. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a patellar knee injury?

How long does it take to heal a patellar knee injury?

It depends.: It depends on whether it was bruised, or a tendinitis, or other type of inflammation in that area. but generally speaking, 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Can i perform planks while I have knee injury in both knees?

Can i perform planks while I have knee injury in both knees?

Yes, as tolerated.: Plank exercises generally are not weight-bearing as far as the knees are concerned. And, there is a certain amount of quad muscle strenthening (among others) that results from this exercise. So, they should be safe with knee problems. But, like any exercise, if pain is a problem for whatever reason, then you may have to back off. ...Read more

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With a knee injury, how would you safely get in and out of a bathtub?

With a knee injury, how would  you safely get in and out of a bathtub?

Using certain device: Ther are very specific devices that can safely assist to accomplish this: bars, handles, specially made tubs, etc. The most important lesson here (for any health and safety issue is: don't do it alone. No worthwhile human endeavor was ever discovered or accomplished by being an island. Our society has to begin valuing human capiital, cooperation, connectivity, coordination, caring over the $ god! ...Read more