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.
Knee pain. Many possible causes:ilio tibial band syndrome, tendinitis biceps tendon, tear lateral meniscus, pathology to the superior tibio-fibular joint, some intraarticular patholgy of the lateral compartment. Try streching of the iliotibial band, icing and over the counter analgesic such as aleve, (naproxen) if pain persist need orthopaedic evaluation. Dr seni.

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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?

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.
Physical therapist. I dont think this is a condition that is suited to a chiropractor. Physical therapy could be helpful however.

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.