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What can I do to help my 14-year-old daughter cope with knee pain after an ACL injury?
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Knee pain
Avoid giving narcotics no matter how sorry you feel for your daughter unless she is in severe pain and the medication is prescribed by your doctor. Conventionally, ice, heat, compression wrap, elevation is used.
Avoid offensive activity. Wear brace if prescribed.

In brief: Knee pain
Avoid giving narcotics no matter how sorry you feel for your daughter unless she is in severe pain and the medication is prescribed by your doctor. Conventionally, ice, heat, compression wrap, elevation is used.
Avoid offensive activity. Wear brace if prescribed.
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Ice.
Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day.
If she can take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, that would help as well.

In brief: Ice.
Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day.
If she can take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, that would help as well.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
In brief: Physical Measures
Elevation and icing should be your primary treatment.
An oral antiinflammatory will also help tremendously. Might also need a knee immobilizer. If you are not seeing a sport medicine specialist that might also be a good idea. These injuries can be quite painful and a low dose of an pain medicine like tramadol or lortab may help if the anti-inflammatories are not enough relief.

In brief: Physical Measures
Elevation and icing should be your primary treatment.
An oral antiinflammatory will also help tremendously. Might also need a knee immobilizer. If you are not seeing a sport medicine specialist that might also be a good idea. These injuries can be quite painful and a low dose of an pain medicine like tramadol or lortab may help if the anti-inflammatories are not enough relief.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
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