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What does knee therapy for medial collateral ligament damage in my knee entail?

What does knee therapy for medial collateral ligament damage in my knee entail?

Muscle Strengthening: Typically, it involves strengthening the muscles such as the quadriceps and hamstrings. These muscles act as secondary stabilizers and with strengthening they can help unload the knee, stabilize it and allow the medial collateral ligament to continue to heal. ...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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What does medial collateral ligament proximally are thickened. Where is that in your knee?

What does medial collateral ligament proximally are thickened. Where is that in your knee?

The inside: Where you knees touch when you put them togetherit keeps your knee from opening toward the inside. ...Read more

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What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl

What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl

Read below: Chondrocalcinosis is abnormal deposits of calcium typically at the meniscus. The medial collateral ligaments (mcl) fibers are on the inside part of the knee. An abnormal focal region of the acl means that the acl has degenerated a bit. This can happen with age (unfortunately) or it can happen after an injury. ...Read more

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What are the types of exercises done for medial collateral ligament sprain? Can it heal with physical therapy alone?

What are the types of exercises done for medial collateral ligament sprain? Can it heal with physical therapy alone?

Mainly quad work: The medial collateral ligament is not directly treated by exercise. Such sprains need time, rest, ice/heat, and pain free exercise. Abnormal body mechanics need to be addressed. However, any knee injury benefits from directed physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around the knee, especially the quadriceps. Many mcl (and even acl) injuries can be safely and confidently managed with pt. ...Read more

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Grade 2 strain in medial colateral ligament and contusion in lateral femoral condyle of left knee. Treatment please. Is surgery needed? I am 26year ol

Grade 2 strain in medial colateral ligament and contusion in lateral femoral condyle of left knee. Treatment please. Is surgery needed? I am 26year ol

MCL : Fortunately most mcl injuries can heal without surgery. It does depend on where the tear is. The bone bruise should resolve over time as well but it takes 6-8 weeks to heal this injury. If your knee feels unstable or keeps giving out, then be sure to see your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Have I torn my lateral collateral ligament in my knee. Is surgery always needed?

Have I torn my lateral collateral ligament in my knee. Is surgery always needed?

No, but often: The lateral (fibular) collateral ligament is uncommonly injured, but if it is injured in the setting of other ligament injuries (acl, pcl), it needs to be reconstructed to help prevent the other ligament surgeries from stretching out over time. If it is injured in isolation, it can be treated in a hinged knee brace x 6 wks and may heal on its own. Stress xrays can be used to measure if it heals. ...Read more

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Having problems with knee pain from a collateral ligament repair. What to do?

Having problems with knee pain from a collateral ligament repair. What to do?

Tell Surgeon: When having post-operative difficulties - it is important to advise the orthopod who did the surgery so that the issue can be fully assessed. You can also ask your orthopedic surgeon about using acupuncture to speed healing and assist with pain control. ...Read more

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Constant knee pain seems lateral collateral ligament is tight & painful?

Constant knee pain seems lateral collateral ligament is tight & painful?

Many possibilities: The knee is an important weight bearing joint with a complex inner and outer structure. Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, and metabolic conditions. ...Read more

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I have joint effusion over fluid and a small tear on the collateral ligament on my knee. Is it going to heal itself? It hurts a lot when i bend it all

I have joint effusion over fluid and a small tear on the collateral ligament on my knee. Is it going to heal itself? It hurts a lot when i bend it all

With good treatment.: See your doctor, sports medicine physician, or physiatrist to get proper treatment for your condition. That will maximize your outcomes. Most small tears can heal without surgery. Avoid forcing the knee into extreme flexion. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What can be done for knee pain I think is from the lateral collateral ligament associated with joint grinding?

What can be done for knee pain I think is from the lateral collateral ligament associated with joint grinding?

Unlikely: The lateral (or fibular) collateral ligament does not typically cause pain. An injury to the fcl can cause instability in the knee. Unlike the mcl, when it is injured, it does not heal as readily and actually doesn't hurt as much to touch it. Grinding could be instability but usually occurs from a mechanical problem inside the knee. See an orthopaedic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm feeling a pain in the lateral collateral ligament of my left knee. Who would be better suited to treat me? Chiropractor or physiotherapist?

I'm feeling a pain in the lateral collateral ligament of my left knee. Who would be better suited to treat me? Chiropractor or physiotherapist?

See below: I would recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation of your knee problem and if necessary he could give you orders and instructions for a physiotherapist to follow. Thank you. ...Read more

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Constant knee pain seems lateral. Collateral ligament is tight & painful and it is also causing the joint to grind. What could be causing this?

Constant knee pain seems lateral. Collateral ligament is tight & painful and it is also causing the joint to grind. What could be causing this?

Knee Nightmare: Pain about the knee can be due to many reasons. Medial pain can occur due to ligament, meniscal or bursal injury. Similarly, lateral pain can occur for these reasons but less so for meniscal injury as it is a distinct structure apart from the collateral ligament. A common, but often overlooked, condition is iliotibial band syndrome that can cause pain anywhere from the hip to the lateral knee. ...Read more

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Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Depends: The treatment depends on your exam and symptoms but most meniscal tears are well treated by arthroscopic partial menisectomy while the partial lcl tear probably requires bracing and rehab. Again this is predicated by your exam and not the mri. ...Read more

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What treatments are there medial collateral ligament?

What treatments are there medial collateral ligament?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the injury. Mild to moderate injury is almost always physical therapy. Severe injury or complete disruption is usually addressed with operative repair. The decision is complex. Based on the age and health of the patient as well as the other parts of the knee that were injured at the time. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to be biking with a partially torn MCL (medial collateral ligament)?

Is it safe for me to be biking with a partially torn MCL (medial collateral ligament)?

Yes if comfortable: Biking does not stress the mcl so you should be fine if you do not have pain. If you do, a brace may be useful. ...Read more

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Bone bruising involving the medial aspect of the medial femoral condyle. Partial thickness tear of the medial collateral ligament adjacent to the fem.

Bone bruising involving the medial aspect of the medial femoral condyle. Partial thickness tear of the medial collateral ligament adjacent to the fem.

Orthopedic followup: Sounds like a traumatic injury, athletic or otherwise. How recent? How much pain, swelling do you have? What level of activity are you returning to? An orthopedic specialist & physical therapist can help. ...Read more

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Can medial colateral ligament level 2 tear hurt for 8 months and still get better? I feel small pain right on the inside of the knee. It gets worse.

Should be healed: MCL sprains of the knee( moderate- grade 2)in most all cases should be 'healed' by 6-8 weeks... so this continuing pain is clearly abnormal. Assuming you had an MRI scan to confirm your diagnosis. If not, one may be indicated @ this point... sometimes other diagnoses can be 'missed' even on MRI. I would see an experienced knee specialist( ORS ) for exam..a subtle med. meniscus tear may be dx. GL! ...Read more

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I was wondering would therapy help ease the pain of a sprained ligament in the knee?

I was wondering would therapy help ease the pain of a sprained ligament in the knee?

Therapy will help: Therapy is generally a good idea to start after a knee sprain to help regain motion and strength in a safe and controlled environment within the limitations necessitated by the particular ligament that is injured. The pain in large part is due to the swelling which may also be helped by therapy. ...Read more

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What should I expect in physical therapy for a torn ligament in the knee?

What should I expect in physical therapy for a torn ligament in the knee?

Depends: Probably none initially or pre-operatively. If not operative or if post operative, then one will have range of motion exercises, strengthening exerc ises and balance and proprioceptive exercises. ...Read more

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4 weeks ago i fell and tore ligaments in both my left knee and ankle. Having two injuries on the same leg, what physical therapy exercises can I do?

4 weeks ago i fell and tore ligaments in both my left knee and ankle.  Having two injuries on the same leg, what physical therapy exercises can I do?

See details: Without being able to examine the areas, it is impossible to offer specific advise. You should direct this question to the doctor who evaluated the knee and ankle. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with torn cartilage torn ligament and a syst in my knee what is the treatment?

I've been diagnosed with torn cartilage torn ligament and a syst in my knee what is the treatment?

Knee: Evaluation and treatment by competent surgereon. Sometimes bracing and physical therapy is first step. Also we talking meniscus? Which ligaments? Anterior cruciate worst( sports). There is medial, lateral and posterior ligaments. These plus muscles hold knee together. Meniscus is your cushion. But if torn, not all cases need surgery. Who made this diagnosis. See orthopedic surgeon for answers. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for knee ligament?

What's the best treatment for knee ligament?

Need to define prob: If you are referring to an injury to one of your knee ligaments, it will depend on which ligament was injured and the severity of the injury. Would recommend an evaluation with an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate the problem first. ...Read more