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How can I repair a completely torn knee ligament injury without surgery?

How can I  repair a completely torn knee ligament injury without surgery?

Depends on Ligament: The knee has 4 main ligaments. The mcl, and lcl usually heal on their own. The acl and PCL do not. They usually need surgery. Pcl tears that isolated do not usually need surgery depending on symptoms. Acl tears usually need surgery, unless the patient is a sedentary, older individual, or if the patient is a coper. ...Read more

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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more

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How long does a ligament in your knee take to heal?

How long does a ligament in your knee take to heal?

Depends: Ligaments that have blood supply have the capacity to heal such as medial collateral ligament (mcl) and posterior cruciate ligament (pcl). Time to heal is dependent on the severity of the injury and can range from a few weeks to several weeks. Lateral collateral ligament (lcl) is a poor healer whereas the ACL will likely not heal and require surgery. Discuss your injury with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What can I do to strengthening my knee ligaments?

What can I do to strengthening my knee ligaments?

Strengthen muscles.: You can exercise the muscles around your joint to improve stability and strength. ...Read more

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How to know if i torn any of my knee ligaments ?

How to know if i torn any of my knee ligaments  ?

Knee ligament tear: Immediate swelling, a sensation of instability/giving way, or feeling a sudden "pop" in the knee are all potential signs of a torn knee ligament. There are varying degrees of ligament tears (a tear is a "sprain") - from a "stretch" injury, to a partial tear to a complete tear. If you are having any of these symptoms you should seek out treatment from a board certified specialist. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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What should I do if i want to strengthen my knee ligaments?

What should I do if i want to strengthen my knee ligaments?

Stengthen muscles: You can exercise the muscles around your joint to improve stability and strength. ...Read more

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How can you treat a knee ligament pull?

How can you treat a knee ligament pull?

Rest and rehab: See an orthopedic surgeon if your primary care md is uncomfortable with diagnosing and managing the injury. Usually a sprained knee ligament is managed for 2-6 weeks with bracing, physical therapy modalities, ice and anti-inflammatories, followed by gradual return to activity. More extensive tears result in chronic pain and instability and might require surgery. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
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Climb stairs gently
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Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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I have a pain on the ligament on the outside of my knee. How will I know if it is torn?

I have a pain on the ligament on the outside of my knee. How will I know if it is torn?

Depends: Assuming this after an injury. You should be evaluated for stability. If stable you may want to try conservative therapy. If stability is questionable then an MRI should help to guide therapy choice. ...Read more

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