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What's the best treatment for a mild knee sprain and slight inflammation on the inner side?

What's the best treatment for a mild knee sprain and slight inflammation on the inner side?

Treatment:: Ice for 20 minutes, three to four times per day. You could wear a hinged knee brace for support. Only use crutches if you really need to. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory if you can. ...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


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I fell skiing & possible sprained inside of knee that was previously sprained. Been a wk and hurts w/ active job Doing home treatment See a dr? wait?

I fell skiing & possible sprained inside of knee that was previously sprained.  Been a wk and hurts w/ active job Doing home treatment See a dr? wait?

Knee sprain: Forceful injuries like falling while skiing typically are cause for concern when they fail to improve over 7-10 days Rest, Ice, compression with ace wrap , elevation, consistent use of NSAIDs, should be started immediately. If pain ,swelling , stiffness , persist , you need to be examined.. ...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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I was wondering would therapy help ease the pain of a sprained ligament in the knee?

I was wondering would therapy help ease the pain of a sprained ligament in the knee?

Therapy will help: Therapy is generally a good idea to start after a knee sprain to help regain motion and strength in a safe and controlled environment within the limitations necessitated by the particular ligament that is injured. The pain in large part is due to the swelling which may also be helped by therapy. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and he said I sprained my knee and I went to therapy for it but it is hurting me close to my meniscus what should I do?

I went to the doctor and he said I sprained my knee and I went to therapy for it but it is hurting me close to my meniscus what should I do?

Depends: Depends on the type of specialist you saw. Obviously you don't want to suffer through your therapy. 'close to my meniscus' means nothing. Did you have an acute injury? Did the knee swell? Is there an effusion? Can you walk on the limb? Recommend following up with your MD or an orthopedic surgeon if that's not who you first saw. ...Read more

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How to know if I have to do physical therapy/rehab for a sprained knee?

How to know if I have to do physical therapy/rehab for a sprained knee?

Loss of motion.: If you have any loss of motion, strength or have a sense of weakness with the knee, then you will benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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No health insurance and I was refurred to physical therapy for my knee sprain. Can I do my own therapy at home by looking up workouts online?

No health insurance and I was refurred to physical therapy for my knee sprain. Can I do my own therapy at home by looking up workouts online?

Better for PT: It is pretty easy to make mistakes or accidentally cheat on doing stretches and also easy to misdiagnose yourself and do the wrong stretches, or do the right stretches poorly when looking things up on the internet. Even if you have to pay out of pocket, better to see pt 1-2 times to get it right. Just make clear in advance what your finance limitations are and goals for the session to limit cost. ...Read more

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Had ligament sprain in my knee about 4 months ago and am feeling severe pain. Are there any other treatments besides surgery?

Had ligament sprain in my knee about 4 months ago and am feeling severe pain. Are there any other treatments besides surgery?

Sure: There is always other treatment options, it really depends on what ligament is injured and what you are trying to get back to doing. You should seek out a sports medicine specialist and find out what is still causing the pain and then decide on the best treatment option. ...Read more

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A sprained tendon in the back of leg, how does it heal, and how long does it take to heal, also what exercise and treatment can be used?

A sprained tendon in the back of leg, how does it heal, and how long does it take to heal, also what exercise and treatment can be used?

Tendonitis: Tendons can take even longer than bones to heal, due to low blood supply. Typically up to 6 weeks.Initially rest ice and support wrap. Followed by gentle therapy which can include heat ultrasound and range of motion. ...Read more

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Somehow while walking I think I sprained my left leg near upper thigh hurts to put pressure on it. Any advice for treatment? Rest for a day?

Somehow while walking I think I sprained my left leg near upper thigh hurts to put pressure on it.  Any advice for treatment? Rest for a day?

Yes, rest a couple: of days. It's important to apply an ice pack for 15 minutes every 4 hours to relieve the swelling. Some Ibuprofen may help if you re not allergic. And see your doc if not better. ...Read more

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What is knock knee treatment?

What is knock knee treatment?

Depends on symptoms: If it's an adult, this is not pathological unless it is cause by arthritic wear down of the knee. In this case it is treated with knee replacement surgery or lateral unloaded bracing. In a child with a growth plate injury, surgical treatment has several options and is best discussed with pediatric orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for knee pain?

What's the treatment for knee pain?

First step: If your knee pain persists or is intermittent, then please go to a qualified Doctor and have your knee evaluated. Self treatment may cause more problems than it solves without knowing what is causing the pain. ...Read more

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Anterior knee pain best treatment?

Anterior knee pain best  treatment?

Exercises: Exercise therapy can be very helpful for knee pain, particularly runners knee. However, they must be performed in certain ways. Rest from strenuous activities and targeted therapy are key. Online resources are available on sites such as simpletherapy.Com. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for knee pain?

What is best treatment for knee pain?

Knee pain: Low impact range of motion exercises along with resistance training is very beneficial at your age. Strength training is important to maintain skeletal health. Exercise bikes are a good exercise. Low impact strengthening such as tai chi has also been shown to be very beneficial for the older athlete. Our hips control your knees in space so be sure to strengthen the hips. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for knee ligament?

What's the best treatment for knee ligament?

Need to define prob: If you are referring to an injury to one of your knee ligaments, it will depend on which ligament was injured and the severity of the injury. Would recommend an evaluation with an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate the problem first. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for runners knee?

Exam needed: Runner's knee is a term used to refer to a number of medical conditions that cause pain around the front of the knee . These conditions include anterior knee pain syndrome, patellofemoral malalignment, and chondromalacia patella. Some call lateral knee pain, it band irritation runners knee. Simple education, exercise, and footwear may be all that is needed while some need more agressive treatment. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for knee ligament broken?

What is a treatment for knee ligament broken?

Surgery: Ligaments in the knee help to hold together and stabilize the knee joint as ligaments connect bone to bone. If you have a significant tear of a ligament then surgery is a probability so see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for torn knee ligaments?

What is the treatment for torn knee ligaments?

Depends: Part of that depends on which ligaments were torn, and if it is a full or partial tear, how active you are and what age...You definitely need an orthopedic evaluation to determine that. Surgery or rehabilitation will depend on the physical findings also. ...Read more

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