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Doctor insights on: Strengthening Knee Ligaments

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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

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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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 strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

How can you strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

See details: You cannot strengthen ligaments but you can strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Weight training your legs will help. ...Read more

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My knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, how can I strengthen my ligaments?

My knee keeps collapsing due to loose ligaments, how can I strengthen my ligaments?

Knee instability: Unfortunately there is no way to strengthen ligaments. You can exercise the hip and leg to strengthen the muscles that control the knee. Otherwise bracing or surgery may be your solution. ...Read more

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My cruciate ligament in my knee is still giving trouble after 10 yrs what can I do to strengthen d knee please.?

My cruciate ligament in my knee is still giving trouble after 10 yrs what can I do to strengthen d knee please.?

Let me understand: I assume you acl reconstruction if that correct, some patient have trouble from that, were the donor site (graft) was taken? Or some arthritis in the knee.
I would go to have the knee looked at and if there are any problems you have to address that.
If the knee okay? Go to pt and have give home pt program to strengthen the muscles around the knee. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen the ligaments around the knees, because I play soccer a lot and ping pong and they both require lots of knee bendin. Thank you!

How can I strengthen the ligaments around the knees, because I play soccer a lot and ping pong and they both require lots of knee bendin. Thank you!

Strenghthen muscles: Please see my previous answer to this question if possible. Briefly, you cannot strengthen knee ligaments. You can, however, strengthen the muscles about the knee (quadriceps esp.) and improve proprioception (balance/ coordination).Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I strengthen the ligaments in my knee after arthroscopic surgery?

How can I strengthen the ligaments in my knee after arthroscopic surgery?

Strength training: Increasing the strength of your lower extremity muscles including your glutes, quads, and hamstrings, will provide stability to the knee to following an arthroscopic surgery. We also believe building a solid foundation through your trunk muscles is essential for knee stability with functional activities, sport, and exercise. Squats, dead lifts, lunges, leg press, and planks are ideal exercises. ...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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How to tell if I tore a knee ligament!?

How to tell if I tore a knee ligament!?

See details: You will experience pain, tenderness, instability or a combination of these. You will need an MRI to confirm the damage. ...Read more

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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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What happens when your knee ligaments are severed?

What happens when your knee ligaments are severed?

It is likely: That you will lose function of the knee - type of loss of function and degree of impairment depends on what is severed. ...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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Are there any home remedies for ligament damage in knee?

Are there any home remedies for ligament damage in knee?

Treatment varies: Depending on the condition some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pinch a nerve or ligament in your knee?

Is it possible to pinch a nerve or ligament in your knee?

Yes: Most knee pain is mechanically related to stress placed on the supporting structures of the knee such as the ligaments (attach bone to bone), tendons (attach muscle to bone), meniscus (the padding) and the bone itself (if it is subjected to increase pressure and stress). There are nerves that are located above and behind the knee that can be injured, but this less likely than the above. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell that you have a torn knee ligament?

Exam/imaging: Start by seeing an orthopedic surgeon/sports medicine doc. They will discuss your injury and perform an exam. If not apparent on exam, an MRI is sometimes needed to confirm a ligament injury. ...Read more

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Could you hyperextended your knee without tearing any ligaments?

Could you hyperextended your knee without tearing any ligaments?

Yes.: In mild hyperextension injuries you may stretch or pinch some soft tissue structures around the knee, without tearing any ligaments. See a sports medicine orthopedic knee specialist to be certain that your ligaments are ok. ...Read more

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Have you heard of repairing a ligament knee tear while being awake?

Have you heard of repairing a ligament knee tear while being awake?

Anesthesia: Knee surgery can be performed under regional or spinal anesthesia (rather than full general anesthesia) in some cases. Depends on the patient and what surgery needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can the pain in your knee after a ligament reconstruction ever go away?

Can the pain in your knee after a ligament reconstruction ever go away?

Knee reconstruction: Pain should greatly lessen with time. If pain persists, consider workup for infection, loosening, graft impingement, re-tear. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a damaged knee ligament to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a damaged knee ligament to heal?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the damage. A simple strain will heal in about 4-6 weeks. I complete tear needs surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to make someone who had torn knee ligaments more comfortable?

You really can't: Torn ligaments generally require surgical repair. Ice, elevation and rest are helpful. Crutches should be used for any ambulation. ...Read more

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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?

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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Can you explain if it's possible to hyperextended your knee without tearing any ligaments?

Can you explain if it's possible to hyperextended your knee without tearing any ligaments?

Yes.: It is possible to hyperextend your knee and not tear ligaments. You may stretch the soft tissues in the back of the knee, and pinch the ones in the front of the knee. Usually get better with rest and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Please explain who else had torn knee ligaments and what can I do to make them feel better?

I did: I used to run marathons (27). I've had two ruptured quad tendons. It's important to do your physical therapy, stretch, use an anti-inflamatory as well as heat/ice. Don't give up. ...Read more

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If a player suffers from sudden locking of a knee while colliding with another player which ligament would be involved in that knee to cause locking?

Maybe not ligament: This might be more if a meniscal issue. A meniscus can flop over on itself if torn and cause a knee to lock up. Ligaments can cause pain and instability, but usually not locking. ...Read more

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How to help sprained ligaments in knee?

How to help sprained ligaments in knee?

See your Orthopod &: Follow his/her advise. Knee brace is used to stabilize the knee while the ligament is healing. Pain meds like the nsaids are used. Crutches may be useful during the treatment period.
Your orthopod should direct your care. ...Read more

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Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

Sort of: Your ligaments can heal but not usually to complete normal. Ask your ortho surgeon. Each ligament is different. ...Read more