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Would You Need Crutches For A Sprained Knee And A Strained Hamstring
Compensation: Having a sprained knee causes you to compensate by putting more weight on the other leg. This may cause pain in the area. ...Read more
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
A big purple mark started spreading all over da front and back of my left leg after a knee sprain I got I don't know what it is and I'm scared?
Is it normal with a sprained knee for my leg to be swollen, my toes to be tingly and my knee to keep popping?
Many possibilities: 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, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
What to do if I cannot extend leg, nor can I put weight on it without intense pain; doctors said it was a knee sprain?
Help, I can't extend leg, nor can I put weight on it without intense pain; doctors said it was a knee sprain. How to relieve?
Knee pain: I will suggest pain med, hot and cold bath and mild to modrate excercises ...Read more
My 14 year old daughter is being treated for a sprained knee but her feet and lower leg are ice cold. Should I ask for sonogram to rule out dvt?
Great question!: That really is a good question. In general, dvt's will not cause a cold foot, but there are other things that can happen to an injured leg that would cause it to be cold. If you have any question about your daughter's treatment you should take her back, also, if her foot/leg is cold, pale, very painful, numb, and/or she can't walk on it, she should be seen immediately as it may be serious! ...Read more
Should you get crutches for a sprained knee? If it hurts really bad to walk and your knee buckles and gives out when you stand or walk then should you
Yes of course:
Falling down will only hurt you worse so avoid it
and go get it looked at promptly. ...Read more
If: Painful then yes and get it checked if it persists. ...Read more
When your knee pain: You'll usually require crutches from your symptoms of pain. As it lessens, the crutches can go! ...Read more
I have sprained or strained an old injury to the inside back of the leg that starts behind and above the knee and goes up the leg what do I do for it?
Few days to weeks: Swelling usually subsides in 2 weeks but sometimes can take a little bit longer. If you have fluid (effusion) in the joint then it indicates internal damage to meniscus or cruciate ligaments. ...Read more
You see: The orthopedist who takes an x-ray and tells you. ...Read more
I had knee sprain for so long time already. It doesn't cured. Can I do light exercises such as dance and swimming?
I understand your frustration.
Do not become VICTIM of your pain, swelling or some limitations.
Make DVD of your activities prior to knee strain-walking, jogging, hiking, swimming, different kinds of dancing, sports; put music and narration with your creativity-Love your Knee.
See Orthopedic Specialist, have MRI for status of knee, discuss P.T., Medications, ultrasound, dance and swimming. ...Read more
I am experiencing knee pain and I'm just curious if it could be a knee sprain because although I can bend it still I can't straighten it.?
Meniscus tear?: Being unable to straighten the knee could be indicative of a lateral meniscus tear. It's best to see someone who can diagnose it. ...Read more
Will knee stability improve after a severe knee sprain? My knee buckles inwards and is still unstable after 4 days, even though pain is almost gone.
Time Heals: Ligament and tendon sprain (as in the knee) can take months to heal. After ensuring that you have no major tears of meniscus or ligaments, you will benefit from using a brace (the otc elastic kind may be sufficient) - this will help stabilize the joint allowing better healing. Range of motion exercise, but but heavy exercise will benefit. Easy does it! ...Read more
If no tearing/rupturing of the ligament/tendon, then it is called sprained/strained knee. Strained is a bit more severe, but still no tearing.
Ice, rest, gentle range of motion/stretching...If symptoms worsen, see your doc... ...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 more
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 more
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