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What does it mean to hyper-extended your knee?

What does it mean to hyper-extended your knee?

Injured by extension: Hyperextension means over-extension, or straightening a knee joint beyond the straight position. If one straightens out his leg, it stops approximately straight, which is normal. If his lower leg and foot continues moving past the straight point, that is called hyperextension. At first, knee ligaments will over-stretch, with a little bleeding. Further extension will tear up the ligaments. ...Read more

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How can I heal my hyper extended knee fast?

How can I heal my hyper extended knee fast?

It depends: Depending upon the extent of injury, this may take 6 weeks or longer to heal. Sometimes bracing, rest, activity modification, pt, or even surgery is needed. You need to define the true extent of hte injury. ...Read more

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What would be the fastest way to recover from a hyper-extended knee?

What would be the fastest way to recover from a hyper-extended knee?

Seek medical opinion: Hyperextension knee injuries are not all the same. The severity of and time needed to recover depends upon what exactly was injured when the knee hyperextended. A mild injury or sprain may allow a return to normal pre-injury activity very rapidly (days), but a more severe hyperextension injury can tear various knee ligaments, capsule and tendons and require surgery and extensive recuperation. ...Read more

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My knee got hit back the opposite way. Is it hyper-extended or is it torn? It has improved a lot in a week. I can bend/straighten it, put weight on it

Improved: It is a good sign that the knee has improved and you can bear weight and function it seems normally. So sounds like a sprain. See how you feel in another week. Sound like almost better ...Read more

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Could my hyper extended hamstrings be the cause of my dislocated knees?

Could my hyper extended hamstrings be the cause of my dislocated knees?

Maybe: People with generalized ligament outs laxity are more prone to joint dislocations. ...Read more

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After a hyper-extended knee, when and how should you rehab it?

After a hyper-extended knee, when and how should you rehab it?

As long as no : Instability, and pain is improving, you usually can start rehabbing it as when you can tolerate it. If pain gets worse again with activity, see a physician to be sure there is not more damage. Nsaids may help. In rehabbing, strengthen quads and hamstrings with closed kinetic chain exercises. See a physician if not continued improvement to be safe. ...Read more

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I hyper extended my knee about a week ago what should I do now ice it heat it or both?

I hyper extended my knee about a week ago what should I do now ice it heat it or both?

Hyperextension: Make sure its nothing more serious. But in general, ice works better on an injury within the frist 48 hours, then consider moist heat or contrasting ice with moist heat. ...Read more

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Its been a week since i hyper extended my knee do you think I should be icing it heating it or both?

Its been a week since i hyper extended my knee do you think I should be icing it heating it or both?

Hyperextension: Make sure its nothing more serious. But in general, ice works better on an injury within the frist 48 hours, then consider moist heat or contrasting ice with moist heat. ...Read more

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Hyperextended extended my knee 3 weeks ago my calves hurt a little bit what does it mean?

Hyperextended extended my knee 3 weeks ago my calves hurt a little bit what does it mean?

Most likely you have: pulled or sprained the calf muscles which are normally going across the knee joint. With Stretching & strengthening exercises, they should improve over next 3-4 weeks, and less painful as they improve. Good luck. ...Read more