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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

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What type of knee injury causes swelling and unable to put weight on it?

What type of knee injury causes swelling and unable to put weight on it?

Several: Twisting, effusive, type will present this way. Any injury causing supportive ligamental disruption will do it. ...Read more

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I lost strength in my quad due to knee injury. What exercises can I do?

I lost strength in my quad due to knee injury. What exercises can I do?

See orthopedic: And see what the underlying problem is and get it corrected then they can direct you as to which strengthening exercises are indicated. ...Read more

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Would my knee injury cause my lower back to stiffen up and hurt really badly?

Would my knee injury cause my lower back to stiffen up and hurt really badly?

Lower back pain: Opinion not a decision.

Oh yes! knee injury can cause shift of weight to the other leg;
this is call compensation;
this in return changes your walking style and method.
This effect the posture
now your lower back muscles are involved and over used
here come the lower back pain and stiffness. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are best gym equipment to use if you have a knee injury?

Could you tell me what are best gym equipment to use if you have a knee injury?

Closed chain: So not knowing what type of knee injury you have this will be a bit generic. Usually for knee injuries I would recommend what is called closed chain exercises, which are any exercises in which the sole of the foot contacts the ground or a platform. This would include squats, leg press, cycling, elliptical trainer, calf raises. And not isolation exercises such as quad extension/hamstring curls. ...Read more

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Would my knee injury possibly need surgery if I have internal damage like a tear?

Would my knee injury possibly need surgery if I have internal damage like a tear?

Knee surgery: Yes, it is very possible. Have your knee examined by a board certified orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do in my house to fix my knee that preserves liquid after 4 weeks of knee injury of grade 2?

What to do in my house to fix my knee that preserves liquid after 4 weeks of knee injury of grade 2?

Concerning: Not sure what you mean with a grade 2. This usually is in reference to a ligament injury such as your medial or lateral collateral ligaments which are on the inner and outer side of your knee respectively. These usually are treated conservatively with bracing, control of inflammation (ice/ Ibuprofen), and modification of activity. Swelling of knee joint, especially at 4 wks., needs doctor exam. ...Read more

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Body is very stiff. Does reflexology help? I am fifty and just starting to be active again after a knee injury.

Body is very stiff. Does reflexology help? I am fifty and just starting to be active again after a knee injury.

Minimally for most: Reflexology has not been proven in randomized controlled trials to improve stiffness. Make sure obtain a general physical. If approved for ongoing exercise, consider starting with a trainer who will hopefully demonstrate proper warm up and cool down. Consider periodic massage. ...Read more

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Anything you can do for a knee injury other than ice, elevation and rest? Fell hard on it yesterday. Thanks in advance.

Anything you can do for a knee injury other than ice, elevation and rest? Fell hard on it yesterday. Thanks in advance.

NSAID: You are doing all the right things. If you have pain and/or swelling and no contraindications, you can try an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen or naproxen. See the label on the bottle for dosing. If it hasn't improved significantly (or worsens) in a few days, see your physician. ...Read more

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How do I care for a knee injury?

How do I care for a knee injury?

Ice.: Ice your knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How can a knee injury be treated?

Depends: Knee injuries can be treated with anything from ice and pain meds, to physical therapy, to surgery. It all depends on the specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I recover from knee injury?

How do I recover from knee injury?

RICE: Tough question because it depends on the type of knee injury. Most knee injuries are sprains or strains. If that is the case use the mnemonic rice. It stands for r=rest, i=ice, c=compression (use an ace wrap), and e=elevation (to get any swelling down). ...Read more

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How can I take care of my knee injury?

Evaluation: To best give focused treatment advice, should be evaluated and examined by a sports medicine specialist (including sports physiatrist or orthopaedist). To start with, in general, ice the knee, rest it, elevate, modify activities to avoid pain-provoking maneuvers. If no contraindications (e.g. No stomach ulcers, kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure), can take short-term nsaids. ...Read more

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How does a knee injury affect the gait?

How does a knee injury affect the gait?

Knee injury and gait: Your gait, or walking pattern, depends a great deal on your knee function. A fracture, tear, sprain, strain, effusion, contusion, etc. Can limit range of motion causing a stiff-knee gait. ...Read more

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I have a knee injury. What should I do?

I have a knee injury. What should I do?

Ice.: Apply ice, 20 m inutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. Take an over thr counter anti-inflammatory medication, if you can. See an orthopedic knee specialist, for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What constitutes a serious knee injury?

Serious knee injury: Usually an injury which tears ligaments, cartilage or fractures the Bone can have permanent sequela which affects function. Hence this would be considered serious (most of the time requires surgery)trauma force is mild and only bruises or strains the tissue it is usually not serious and can be treated without surgery. ...Read more

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I have a knee injury, what should I do?

I have a knee injury, what should I do?

See an orthopedist: Knee injuries vary in intensity and character, and really are best managed by orthopedic surgeons or rehab docs. Not all knee injuries eventuate in surgery, and most orthopedic surgeons try conservative measures first. ...Read more