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Knee Sprains Treatment
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
My knee was diagnosis a sprain after fall. rice treatment and prednisone that i had to stop taking now have knots on outer thigh. what is the best treatment?
See details: Ask the doctor who examined the knee in person. One cannot give a specific answer without being able to examine the knee. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a knee sprain about 3 weeks ago I work in restorative therapy and performed the exercises learned to be able to walk within a week, well now . I?
Question: Cant answer- not sure what well now I means? ...Read more
Had ligament sprain in my knee about 4 months ago and am feeling severe pain. Are there any other treatments besides surgery?
I'm considering MBST therapy for my sprained leg. I heard it helps. What exactly does this treatment consist of? Is it painful somehow?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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