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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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