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

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.
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.

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I'm going to the doctor tomorrow (self ACL Injury while playing soccer.) Since I don't take pills, can I ask for Prometh Codeine for the pain instead?

Several choices . There are several options to pills for pain control. There are topical ointments and sprays as well as liquids and patches. Try to avoid pain med demands and trust your physician with your honest concerns. Read more...