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Mcl Sprain Physiotherapy
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
Is is it better to get surgery sooner or after some physical therapy for a torn acl/mcl and meniscus?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have difficulty in running and bending my knee forward after spraining my knee last year. I have gone to physiotherapy but I still find it difficult?
After an ankle sprain, I have pain around my inner ankle bone for 8 months. The MRI reported nothing abnormal, only pttinflammation. I tried physiotherapy and using custom insoles, but nothing worked. What should I do?
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?
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?
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