What are some common treatments for an MCL knee injury?

Physical therapy. Most MCL tears will heal on their own. They may require a brief period of immobilization, then physical therapy can begin. See a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, to see if you can be treated in this manner.
Bracing. Usually an mcl can be treated with a hinged knee brace and time. Occasionally surgery is required for severe tears and often times other injuries are associated with an mcl tear that may require surgical intervention.

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Can you tell me if I could get MCL (knee injury) just from walking fast?

Probably not. An mcl injury, generally happens from a direct blow to the outside of your knee, which results in stretching/tearing of the mcl on the inner aspect of your knee. You may have flared up a tendon or other soft tissue, but you can't hurt your mcl by walking. Read more...

Had a knee injury 4 weeks ag skiing (dr. Informed a possible acl/mcl rupture). The MRI confirmed it. I am unable to bend my knees. It hurts. Why?

Inflammation hurts. Ligamentous injuries to the knee cause edema not only to the bony attachments, but to the lining of the tendons. This inflammation usually causes fluid to build up, making movements of the knee very painful. This responds to anti-inflammatory medication and rest. Read more...
Inflamed. Rec therapy to get things moving. Then surgery (if that's the plan) after knee is "calmed down" with good motion. May wait for mcl to heal, then deal w only the acl. Sometimes, both can be treated w surgery. See an ortho doc. Read more...

Knee injury. X-ray no fracture or dislocation-mrihoriz tear of the medi menisc, partial tearof mcl-grII sprain. Why still can't walk and hurt after 2 month?

Treatment . Ur mcl i would have braced after an exam under anesthesia and a scope 2correct the intraarticular mechanical problem. @ 8 wks u need ortho eval & rx. Read more...
Pain from meniscus. It could be that the meniscal tear never healed and it is continuing to cause you pain and irritation. A large percentage of meniscal tears end up needing to be addressed surgically. Read more...
Consult orthopaedics. The injury to your knee was significant. While the injury to the mcl (medial collateral ligament) will heal on its own, the injury to medial meniscus will probably not. The meniscus tear is most likely the source of your ongoing pain and will most likely require an arthroscopic surgery. Seek an orthopaedic consult to discuss your best treatment. Read more...

What are effective treatments for soccer knee injury?

Have a physical exam. It is best for you to have a good physical exam to determine the severity of the injury and a preliminary diagnosis. Thereafter, a MRI may be indicated. See a true orthopedic knee specialist for accurate information. Read more...

What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

Rest. The mcl itself is self-contained enough that tears mostly heal by itself without intervention. The body puts down scar tissue that allows the mcl to function after the tear. Other ligaments are much less able to function after tears. So, in general, a period of rest allows the mcl to heal itself. Read more...
Rest, brace . About 90% of mcl injuries heal with time and rest with use of a brace for grade 2 or grade 3 in severity. Many athletes especially return to sports more quickly with a quality rehab program. Read more...
MCL tears. Not unlike any other ligament injury ( tissue which connects bone to bone), the treatment depends upon the severity . So first grade strains r handled with rest, ice, compression,elevation, NSAIDs and graduated exercise. Typically grade 2 strains r handled the same way .,just take longer to recover. As many grade 3 MCL tears r not isolated (there r other injured parts).most require some surgical. Read more...

What is the best self administered treatment for a minor knee injury?

RICE. R - rest, until the injury heals. I - ice, for about 20 minutes at a time, applied directly to the injured area, for as long as there is pain or swelling. C - compression, use of an elastic ace bandage or neoprene knee sleeve that may be purchased from the local pharmacy. E - elevation, keep the injured knee above the level of the heart. Medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen may also help. Read more...

My doctor recommended I use a blood stimulation kit. What do you think? Http://www. Kingbrand. Com/knee-injury-treatment. Php? Ref=boris1011

Not sure. I am not familiar with this device and have therefore not recommended it to any of my athletes. There are many ways to achieve te same results that this device intends- not sure of proven safety. It is important to know what specific knee condition you have. It is important to tailor a program to recovery as quickly and safely as possible. Read more...

I had a right knee injury while surfing. No treatment but 1 year later the back of the knee and calf feel tight/swollen with activity. Any ideas?

Look at compensatory. patterns from the injury (trauma vectors). If your knee is involved, it also means there's compensation going on below and above at the calf, soleus, and ankle muscles to balance this. Also above is the quads, hamstrings, hips and low back. Get a second opinion and treatment from a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist (NMM) doctor of osteopathic medicine for more answers. Read more...