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Why is my knee not getting better and how long should I rest it before rehab?

Why is my knee not getting better and how long should I rest it before rehab?

Impossible to know: Without more detail, it's not possible to tell you why your knee is not improving. Knee conditions arise from a variety of reasons, and we would need an understanding of the cause of your knee issue, an examination of your knee, and possibly an x-ray. It is best to make an appointment with your primary care provider for further evaluation, treatment or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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Can you tell me how swollen knee how long should I rest for I'm athletic?

Can you tell me how swollen knee how long should I rest for I'm athletic?

See details: It depends on the cause of the swelling. Have the knee evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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How long should I rest my knees?

Need more info: Your question does not permit an answer. What is wrong with your knees that makes you think you need to rest them? ...Read more

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I have a swollen knee, how long should I rest for i'm athletic?

I have a swollen knee, how long should I rest for i'm athletic?

See details: The best thing you can do is have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and the best treatment for it. ...Read more

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I have mild pain/discomfort on my left knee after wieght traning for my legs yesterday. How long should I rest? When should I apply ice/heat?

I have mild pain/discomfort on my left knee after wieght traning for my legs yesterday. How long should I rest? When should I apply ice/heat?

Knee injury: The management of acute injury is rice. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. No heat for the first 48 to 72 hours. Rest or avoid leg training until it's comfortable with lighter weight. Then, determine what exercise or movement(s) you made that caused the injury. Injudicious weight training, especially doing squats to full flexion (or other deep flexion/extension moves) can damage knees badly. ...Read more

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Pain in my knee cap after playing basketball, pain has lessened.I think it's a knee sprain. How long should I rest my knee until it fully recovers ?

Seven – 10 days: It sounds like patella tendinitis, especially if associated with basketball. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, quad stretching and quad strengthening are all helpful. Also, consider playing with a patellar strap. This offloads the force seen by the patella tendon with jumping on hard surfaces – basketball, racquetball, handball, tennis etc. Give time to get well. Sensible activities. ...Read more

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What should I do to it and approximately how long should I rest it? I have kicked a soccer ball not stretching properly and i feel my inner thigh muscle so tight from my knee to my hip. I feel lil contraction lifting my knee toward my chest

What should I do to it and approximately how long should I rest it? I have kicked a soccer ball not stretching properly and i feel my inner thigh muscle so tight from my knee to my hip. I feel lil contraction lifting my knee toward my chest

You : You are most likely having a severe muscle spasm. You can try ice, advil, (ibuprofen) and very gentle stretching. A physical therapist may be helpful. The other thing we always worry about with leg pain however i will mention, and that is a blood clot. If you have any history of clots, or have swelling, severe pain, increased pain when the leg is down, chest pain, or shortness of breath, then you must go to the er to evaluate it. ...Read more

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How long does it take locked knee to go away? Rest and ice only.Small walks when able.

How long does it take locked knee to go away? Rest and ice only.Small walks when able.

consultation with : An orthopedist can determine a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more