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Can massage therapy help an acl/mcl sprain or tare?

Can massage therapy help an acl/mcl sprain or tare?

Perhaps: Massage may be helpful to deal with any swelling associated with an acl/mcl sprain (which is the same as a tear) and it may help to mobilize inflammatory byproducts and increase blood flow to the injured area. It is not a stand alone treatment and should be part of a more general rehabilitation program that may or may not include surgery if the tear of the acl is severe. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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


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I tore my mcl, ACL and meniscus in jan and now im starting therapy to bend my knee will i be able to fully bend it again before surgery?

I tore my mcl, ACL and meniscus in jan and now im starting therapy to bend my knee will i be able to fully bend it again before surgery?

Maybe: Depends primarily on the size, type and location of the meniscal tear. The torn cartilage may block your motion or simply cause too much pain when trying to bend the knee. ...Read more

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My Mri said Grade 2 mcl sprain and muciod degeneration of the acl.What does that mean?

My Mri said Grade 2 mcl sprain and muciod degeneration of the acl.What does that mean?

MCL sprain: Grade 2 MCL sprain is a partial tear of the MCL, usually heals with rest and bracing and PT. The ACL finding is of no concern right now ...Read more

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Can you sprain your MCL even when you are wearing a ACL brace?

Can you sprain your MCL even when you are wearing a ACL brace?

Yes: Wearing a brace does not guarantee ligament injury. ...But it could have been worse if you did not wear it. ...Read more

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I had twisted knee i had almost complete tear of mcl&sprain of ACL when can I be back to sport?

I had twisted knee i had almost complete tear of mcl&sprain of ACL when can I be back to sport?

Ask ur OrthopedicDoc: Better yet, go see a sports medicine specialist who can help you decide when to return to activity. Many variables to consider. How "almost complete" is "almost complete"? In what sport do you participate? Most important, how is your pain control? Bottom line: go see your doc. ...Read more

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I torn my acl, meniscus, and sprained my mcl. Will i be able to do gymnastics again without reconstructive surgery?

I torn my acl, meniscus, and sprained my mcl. Will i be able to do gymnastics again without reconstructive surgery?

I do not think so: Without the reconstructive surgery i doubt very much you could compete in gymnastic. ...Read more

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I sprained my acl, meniscus, and mcl all at once. How long of a recovery time is that?

I sprained my acl, meniscus, and mcl all at once.  How long of a recovery time is that?

Knee ligaments: Severe injuries of the knee involving 2 ligaments & meniscus will require a few months to 6-8 months to recover depending unpinned the selected treatment . Non surgical care using a brace , NSAIDs and pt typically results in some recovery within 2-3 months . Surgery , to include acl reconstruction , partial menisectomy will require the longer quoted period of time ...Read more

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Partial MCL Sprain & ACL bony avulsion 3mm. No surgery. 5 weeks. Able to walk but not able to bend because of swelling. When will the swelling go?

Partial MCL Sprain & ACL bony avulsion 3mm. No surgery. 5 weeks. Able to walk but not able to bend because of swelling.  When will the swelling go?

Eight weeks: Hi Carl62 I learned 8 weeks for full recovery from bone or tendon injury, could be less for the young and healthy (? like you). But theres also the possibility that the injury hasn't been healing (hard to avoid some strain on it) and so I would definitely check in with the practitioner who has been following your case. ...Read more

Dr. Vic Kalman
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Mcl (Definition)

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide band of tissue (a ligament) that runs along the inner side of each knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), to help stabilize the knee joint. The MCL's main purpose is to prevent knees from bending too far ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more