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What Is The Best Otc Pain Medicine For A Sprained Knee
Knee sprain: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Degree dictates plan: A "sprained knee" is not specific enough a diagnosis your recovery pathway. A detailed determination of the actual structures injured and whether the sprain is mild, moderate, or severe will provide adequate information to prescribe a correct treatment algorithm in your case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stiff knee common: Knee sprains are common, especially sprains of the MCL (medial collateral ligament). Stiffness of the knee is common for several weeks and is an expected part of healing. If not improving by 3 weeks post injury, evaluation by an Orthopaedic surgeon is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Better over time: Symptoms improve as time goes by , provided it has been protected . ...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
How long to heal a sprained knee? It has been 5 weeks, and still can't bend much past a 90 degree angle. No pain, just no rom.
Not just sprained: If you have only 90 degrees bending, then you have a frozen stiffening knee. You must have this evaluated soon. The proper diagnosis must be established and treatment initiated. Letting it get any stiffer would likely lead to long-term consequences. There must be pain if you're not bending beyond 90, otherwise you must push to full range of motion. ...Read more
Sprained knee 8 weeks ago. Thought it healed. 2x this week i knelt and then couldnt straighten without severe pain. Is this related? Normal?
get an exam: 'sprained knees' is a generic term for and injury to your knee. If your knee continues to hurt, swell , 'catch' etc. See an ors for an examination.Once a diagnosis is made , proper treatment can begin. ...Read more
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