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Strengthening Knee Ligaments
Stengthen muscles: You can exercise the muscles around your joint to improve stability and strength. ...Read more
My cruciate ligament in my knee is still giving trouble after 10 yrs what can I do to strengthen d knee please.?
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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
I have streched my knee ligament. Doc has asked me to do some excersises to strengthen my other knee muscles. Pls advice?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lateral collateral ligament
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Almost endless: There are hundreds of different injuries that can happen in regard to the knee ligaments. ...Read more
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