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Lcl Tear Or Sprain
Between2 and6 weeks: For a mild grade 1 sprain it may take 2-3 weeks to heal for a grade 2 sprain , it will likely take about 4-6 weeks to heal for a grade 3 sprain, you will likely be out for 6-8 weeks. Obviously these are estimates and each case varies with the patient and the activity that they will be returning to. ...Read more
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
Unlikely: The lcl would be strained by putting an abnormal force against the medial part of the knee. This is unlikely to happen while walking. It is always a good idea, especially if you are uneasy, to have a brief course of physical therapy after surgery to help build up the surrounding and core musculature. ...Read more
If I sprained my lateral collateral ligament what can be done to speed recovery so I can return to soccer?
Brace: A lateral (fibular) collateral ligament injury can be treated in a hinged knee brace x 6 wks followed by strengthening and return to activities in 8-12 weeks. Stress xrays can help determine if it heals correctly. However, this is commonly associated with other ligament injuries and usually needs to be surgically reconstructed in this setting. That requires a wait of 1 year to return to sport. ...Read more
I think i might of sprained my lcl. The outside of my knee is tender to touch. It is only swollen when i bend my knee. It is a mild pain.?
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: If you tear your lateral collateral ligament in your knee, the foot will be the same, with a weakness to the knee itself. If you tear the lateral collateral ligaments in your ankle, it will also be weak without the foot turning inward. If you tear or rupture the muscles, than your foot has to propensity to turn inward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had an lcl grade 2 tear for 7 month with minor pain i want to please know will it finish or restore itself overtime?
It does not restore-: -itself,but with good rehabilitation the remaining fibers can hypertrophy. But partial tears are rare, & usually it is a complete tear but the synovial sleeve may appear as a partial tear when no fibers R present.these knees have findings of ACL incompetence on Sam. ...Read more
Wife told she has torn lcl and meniscus. No MRI yet. Happened yesterday, was in terrible pain. Today less than half pain. No pain meds taken. No tear?
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