Top 20 Doctor insights on: Knee strain in children
Neither?: A sprain of the knee ususally needs rest, ice, perhaps compression and elevation along with perhaps splinting and use of crutches. Rice therapy. After the initial insult and it is tolerable, range of motion exercises and therapy may be needed. You may need to see a physical therapist. There are other modalities to use. Massage may calm you but it is not mainstay of therapy.? Chiropractic. ...Read more
Few days to weeks: Swelling usually subsides in 2 weeks but sometimes can take a little bit longer. If you have fluid (effusion) in the joint then it indicates internal damage to meniscus or cruciate ligaments. ...Read more
You see: The orthopedist who takes an x-ray and tells you. ...Read more
I had knee sprain for so long time already. It doesn't cured. Can I do light exercises such as dance and swimming?
I understand your frustration.
Do not become VICTIM of your pain, swelling or some limitations.
Make DVD of your activities prior to knee strain-walking, jogging, hiking, swimming, different kinds of dancing, sports; put music and narration with your creativity-Love your Knee.
See Orthopedic Specialist, have MRI for status of knee, discuss P.T., Medications, ultrasound, dance and swimming. ...Read more
I am experiencing knee pain and I'm just curious if it could be a knee sprain because although I can bend it still I can't straighten it.?
Meniscus tear?: Being unable to straighten the knee could be indicative of a lateral meniscus tear. It's best to see someone who can diagnose it. ...Read more
Will knee stability improve after a severe knee sprain? My knee buckles inwards and is still unstable after 4 days, even though pain is almost gone.
Time Heals: Ligament and tendon sprain (as in the knee) can take months to heal. After ensuring that you have no major tears of meniscus or ligaments, you will benefit from using a brace (the otc elastic kind may be sufficient) - this will help stabilize the joint allowing better healing. Range of motion exercise, but but heavy exercise will benefit. Easy does it! ...Read more
Depends on severity: A "sprained" knee can range from a mild injury to the joint to severe injuries including tears of the ligaments. Recovery following mild injuries may be 1-3 weeks but can take up to 3 months for more significant injuries. Pain lasting more than 6 weeks should prompt an evaluation, usually best done by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
See and orthopedist: Have it evaluated by an orthopedist. You may need to have it immobilized. In some more sever cases you may need to have surgical repair. ...Read more
What to do if I had a knee sprain in september of last year and it still hurts what is wrong with it?
See Orthopedic Doc: You need to see an orthopedic specialist/surgeon to see why you are having such pain. ...Read more