Can you sprain a knee ligament?

Absolutely. Sprains of knee ligaments are very common, with the inside ligament, the mcl, leading the way. Acl tears often get the most attention, as they often require surgical reconstruction and athletes to miss 6-12 months of competition. A sprain, by definition, is a partial or full thickness tear of a ligament, a soft tissue structure connecting bone to bone.
I believe Yes. Sprains are injuries to the soft tissue like ligaments and tendons, implies inflammation but not fracture... See what our sport injury or orthopedic dra have to say.
Certainly can! There are several "ligaments" in the knee. There is the anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate and the medial and lateral collatgeral ligaments. One can hurt other tendons and muscle attachments as well. If you suspect you have this, see your pcp, sports medicine or orthopedic doctor and get evaluated. Ice, rest and Ibuprofen may help in the interim.
Yes. The definition of "sprain" is a tear. When someone tells you that you sprained your ankle, it means that you tore the ligament that stabilizes the ankle. It scars over and heals, so we recover quite well. But the fact is it has torn. For the knee, a sprain means you tore something. It could be the mcl, which heals on its own. Or it could be the acl, which doesn't heal, or somewhere in between.

Related Questions

What cause your top half of your knee to tighten up? Could pt cause it? I sprained a ligament in sep 2016.

Swelling? Swelling and inflammation often gives patients the sense of tightness above the knee. A sprained ligament that supposedly has healed and in the absence of joint damage, is probably not associated with your current symptoms. Also, young females commonly have patellofemoral (kneecap) pain that presents on the front. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes.

How to help sprained ligaments in knee?

See your Orthopod & Follow his/her advise. Knee brace is used to stabilize the knee while the ligament is healing. Pain meds like the nsaids are used. Crutches may be useful during the treatment period. Your orthopod should direct your care.

Do they grade lateral ligament sprain in knee?

Yes. Lateral collateral ligament sprains are graded i, ii, or iii. I has tenderness and no increased laxity of the ligament. Ii has more pain, and laxity of 5 mm. Iii is a complete tear of the ligament with greater laxity and can be associated with a tear of the acl.
Not as often. While many physicians grade ligaments sprains by grade (such as the mcl), the lateral collateral ligament is much more complex. It is more often associated with PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tears, multiligament tears (or knee dislocations). The lateral collateral represents a number of ligaments that hold the outside of the knee stable. It is more complex than can be addressed here.

What is the recovery time after a knee ligament tear or sprain?

It depends. Based on the info provided, it is hard to give details. The time to heal depends on which ligament or ligaments or injured and to what degree.
Recovery time varies. Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, surgery or no surgery, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.

What to do for pain after removal of plaster of knee ligament sprain?

Motion. It sounds like you were immobilized with plaster for a knee sprain. Typically this is done for about 2 weeks, after which by far the most important goal is restoring motion and strength to the joint. Depending on the severity of the injury, a hinged brace will likely be used to protect the stability of the joint while working on progressively increasing range of motion and strength. Good luck!

Could it be healthy to train for a half marathon with a sprained ligament in the knee?

You will run. The risk of further damage, irritation, even rupture if is not healed enough. If it causes pain, listen to your body and give it a break. If there is no pain and you feel like you have healed enough, consider slowly starting back, paying close attention. Discuss with the physician who diagnosed the sprain prior to moving on. Best of luck!

Please advise if it's okay to train for a half marathon with a sprained ligament in the knee?

Yes. You can still train for a half-marathon even when injured. You should train with the mind set that you can not push yourself too hard or you may worsen/prolong any injury. Slow and steady will win the race when you train while injured. A sports medicine doctor is a wealth of knowledge for training with injuries.

So its been a week since I sprained a ligament in my knee it still hurts bad especially when I go to lay down I'm on meds but it doesn't help?

Must. Keep in mind nature of injury as there are meniscus inside the knee that might have gotten crushed. Rest, ice and elevation always good, persistent then MRI.