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Should I Ice Or Heat A Two Week Old Knee Sprain
-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
I had a knee sprain about 3 weeks ago I work in restorative therapy and performed the exercises learned to be able to walk within a week, well now. I?
Question: Cant answer- not sure what well now I means? ...Read more
Depends on severity: A "sprained" knee can range from a mild injury to the joint to severe injuries including tears of the ligaments. Recovery following mild injuries may be 1-3 weeks but can take up to 3 months for more significant injuries. Pain lasting more than 6 weeks should prompt an evaluation, usually best done by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
See and orthopedist: Have it evaluated by an orthopedist. You may need to have it immobilized. In some more sever cases you may need to have surgical repair. ...Read more
Few days to weeks: Swelling usually subsides in 2 weeks but sometimes can take a little bit longer. If you have fluid (effusion) in the joint then it indicates internal damage to meniscus or cruciate ligaments. ...Read more
You see: The orthopedist who takes an x-ray and tells you. ...Read more
I had knee sprain for so long time already. It doesn't cured. Can I do light exercises such as dance and swimming?
I understand your frustration.
Do not become VICTIM of your pain, swelling or some limitations.
Make DVD of your activities prior to knee strain-walking, jogging, hiking, swimming, different kinds of dancing, sports; put music and narration with your creativity-Love your Knee.
See Orthopedic Specialist, have MRI for status of knee, discuss P.T., Medications, ultrasound, dance and swimming. ...Read more
I am experiencing knee pain and I'm just curious if it could be a knee sprain because although I can bend it still I can't straighten it.?
Meniscus tear?: Being unable to straighten the knee could be indicative of a lateral meniscus tear. It's best to see someone who can diagnose it. ...Read more
Will knee stability improve after a severe knee sprain? My knee buckles inwards and is still unstable after 4 days, even though pain is almost gone.
Time Heals: Ligament and tendon sprain (as in the knee) can take months to heal. After ensuring that you have no major tears of meniscus or ligaments, you will benefit from using a brace (the otc elastic kind may be sufficient) - this will help stabilize the joint allowing better healing. Range of motion exercise, but but heavy exercise will benefit. Easy does it! ...Read more
What to do if I had a knee sprain in september of last year and it still hurts what is wrong with it?
See Orthopedic Doc: You need to see an orthopedic specialist/surgeon to see why you are having such pain. ...Read more
Grade 2 knee sprain.. Started using brace 10 days later. Been using brace for 7 days and pain recedes but recurs randomly. How long will it take?
Not exactly: No technically a torn meniscus is not really a knee sprain. Sprains refer to injuring a ligament, in the knee this would refer to the acl/pcl or either of the collateral ligaments. Meniscus is a cartilage cushion but certainly can be torn. Honestly, unless you get an MRI there is no real way to know if you have torn your meniscus. But there are other reasons for your knee pain. ...Read more
Treatment:: Ice for 20 minutes, three to four times per day. You could wear a hinged knee brace for support. Only use crutches if you really need to. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory if you can. ...Read more
Is a plaster of paris necessary for a knee sprain? I had a soccer injury, a knee sprain and I the dr strapped my knee with POP
Plaster paris cast: A sprain, fracture, tear? Non orthopedist will splint ( (i.e. not all the way around), if concerned about a fracture or unstable joint. Or can use pre-fab splints and crutches. Nowadays only orthopedists cast. Fractures are detected by xray. Ligament tears, meniscus tears by MRI. Except for fracture (and even w/ small fx) immobilize with brace, ace and give crutches. Discuss w ortho ...Read more
A big purple mark started spreading all over da front and back of my left leg after a knee sprain I got I don't know what it is and I'm scared?
Diagnosed w knee sprain & had an x ray taken, happened when jumping, I think something may be torn, it is incredibly swollen & can't bear weight?
An MRI can help: If you are still having difficulty bearing weight, an MRI can help. We ned to have you seen by a Sports medicine doctor or Orthopedist or PM&R doctor right away for an updated exam and imaging. If it is negative Physical therapy is in order. In the meantime, you can go to URgent care today for evaluation and continue rest, ice, elevation, anti-inflammatory for swelling and pain and to wrap it w/ACE ...Read more
MCL sprain: It depends upon the severity and other associated injuries, such as meniscal tear, acl and PCL and lcl tear. A mild sprain (grade! Mcl) just requires rest/possible short term bracing. Isolated mcls usually don't require surgery. If surgery is being done for other reasons and the mcl is grade 3 (complete), then surgery can be entertained. ...Read more
Ligament/cartilage: A knee sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament. A ligament connects a bone to a bone. 4 major ligaments of the knee- ACL, PCL, MCL, PCL. The meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage structure that sits between the femur and tibia. One on the outside/lateral meniscus and one on the inside/medial meniscus. A wide # of treatments exists for each. If I can help, then www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
What to do if I cannot extend leg, nor can I put weight on it without intense pain; doctors said it was a knee sprain?
Help, I can't extend leg, nor can I put weight on it without intense pain; doctors said it was a knee sprain. How to relieve?
Knee pain: I will suggest pain med, hot and cold bath and mild to modrate excercises ...Read more
No health insurance and I was refurred to physical therapy for my knee sprain. Can I do my own therapy at home by looking up workouts online?
Better for PT: It is pretty easy to make mistakes or accidentally cheat on doing stretches and also easy to misdiagnose yourself and do the wrong stretches, or do the right stretches poorly when looking things up on the internet. Even if you have to pay out of pocket, better to see pt 1-2 times to get it right. Just make clear in advance what your finance limitations are and goals for the session to limit cost. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: Numbness resulting from trauma needs to be evaluated right away. Do not delay as you may develop irreparable damage. ...Read more
I am 110 kg and 6 ft 3 inches age 31 years. I am walking since last three months to reduce weight and improve fitness. I got a above knee sprain. .
My sympathy: You body mass index is 30. Your goal is <25. To achieve your goal, you weight needs to be 90 kg. While exercise is beneficial in many ways, it will not cause weight loss. You must reduce the number of calories you eat. To avoid hunger, substitute calorie light foods for dense foods. Eat large amounts of veggies and fruits, drink lots of water, small amounts of fats, oils, and meats. Keep at it;. ...Read more
ER last night, Dr. Dx: Right Knee sprain. X-ray, ok, exam and his stretching very painful, does x-ray show torn ligaments, should MRI be done?
Went to sports med doc, said I have knee sprain but my knee completely pops out of place with simple walking and the pain is intolerable MRI normal?
Get a 2nd opinion: Very few sports medicine doctors use the term "sprain" regarding the knee. Sprain means a tear of a ligament. In the knee there are 4 main ligaments and a fifth that stabilizes the patella (kneecap). I would expect a sports med doc to tell you which ligament has been torn. If something is "popping out of place", I doubt your MRI is normal. I would focus on your patella first. ...Read more
If pain is relieved: Classic teaching is ice first and heat later. Fact is, both increase blood flow. That's why your face turns red equally when you go outside in heat or freezing. So, apply if it feels good and don't if it feels bad. Neither make it heal better of faster per any valid study. Avoid freezing or burning skin. Don't keep ice on if it hurts. ...Read more
My 14 year old daughter is being treated for a sprained knee but her feet and lower leg are ice cold. Should I ask for sonogram to rule out dvt?
Great question!: That really is a good question. In general, dvt's will not cause a cold foot, but there are other things that can happen to an injured leg that would cause it to be cold. If you have any question about your daughter's treatment you should take her back, also, if her foot/leg is cold, pale, very painful, numb, and/or she can't walk on it, she should be seen immediately as it may be serious! ...Read more
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
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