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How to treat an ACL injury at home before seeing the doctor?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Usual stuff

Most acute knee injuries are treated best by ice, elevation and wrapping the knee.
You might want to use crutches to support the knee while you are walking. I am ok beginning simple exercise that promote motion but do not do anything painful. Over the counter anti-inflammatory medications may help reduce swelling and discomfort. My goals are selling reduction, maintaining motion.

In brief: Usual stuff

Most acute knee injuries are treated best by ice, elevation and wrapping the knee.
You might want to use crutches to support the knee while you are walking. I am ok beginning simple exercise that promote motion but do not do anything painful. Over the counter anti-inflammatory medications may help reduce swelling and discomfort. My goals are selling reduction, maintaining motion.
Dr. Vic Kalman
Dr. Vic Kalman
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Ice.

Ice your knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day.
Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, to help with swelling.

In brief: Ice.

Ice your knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day.
Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, to help with swelling.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Thank
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