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Why is it that i need physical therapy for an MCL sprain?

Why is it that i need physical therapy for an MCL sprain?

Mcl sprain knee: An mcl sprain of the knee is treated with bracing for 6 weeks and early range of motion. Physical therapy can help assist with this if there is marked stiffness and swelling. ...Read more

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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What are the types of exercises done for medial collateral ligament sprain? Can it heal with physical therapy alone?

What are the types of exercises done for medial collateral ligament sprain? Can it heal with physical therapy alone?

Mainly quad work: The medial collateral ligament is not directly treated by exercise. Such sprains need time, rest, ice/heat, and pain free exercise. Abnormal body mechanics need to be addressed. However, any knee injury benefits from directed physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around the knee, especially the quadriceps. Many mcl (and even acl) injuries can be safely and confidently managed with pt. ...Read more

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How to do physiotherapy on a sprained ankle?

How to do physiotherapy on a sprained ankle?

Time since injury!: In the acute stage of an ankle sprain, you experience pain, swelling and bruising. It is a matter of calming things down with rest, ice, etc.. After some time, a couple of weeks or so, stiffness, residual swelling, and some pain, are common. In this stage, no iice. (ice causes the soft tissue to contract). Warm therapy, therapeutic ultrasound , e-stimulation and manual stretching, will hasten. ...Read more

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How to treat chronic ankle sprain after making physiotherapy with no heal ?

How to treat chronic ankle sprain after making physiotherapy with no heal ?

Brace vs surgery: If time and pt has not helped the sensation of instability the only solutions other than living with it are to wear a brace that supports the ankle (esp. During sport activities) or a surgical repair. ...Read more

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What cud be the possible sickness if i hav reoccurring shoulder sprain.What treatment can be done.Physiotherapy was done for 2cycle bt NT effective?

What cud be the possible sickness if i hav reoccurring shoulder sprain.What treatment can be done.Physiotherapy was done for 2cycle bt NT effective?

Labral tear: You should be evaluated for instability of the shoulder and probably an MRI will reveal a tear of the labrum of the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain 9 months back.Pain on weight bearing aftr 10 minutes despite continuous physiotherapy & bracing.Mri says a torn lig with a partial torn lig?

Ankle sprain 9 months back.Pain on weight bearing aftr 10 minutes despite continuous  physiotherapy & bracing.Mri says a torn lig with a partial torn lig?

Consider options: Must consider other options, that would include evaluation for repair, bracing, another opinion by another physician if already seeing a doctor. ...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


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