We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat knee cap dislocation?

Relocation. First, the knee cap has to be pushed back into place. As long as that has been accomplished, rest, ice, compression, bracing and elevation with a progressive return to activity should help.
Orthopedics . By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny. May not work. may be deadly. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful watch your $$$.
Rest. If the patella has been relocated then a short period of immobilization with a brace would be very helpful. I would also use a lot of ice for the symptoms. After a week of immobilization then i would start with gentle range of motion and stay away from vigorous activity for several more weeks.

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Can you tear acl/ MCL if a knee cap dislocation, x3weeks later still can't bend knee past 45* I've dislocated b4 and can't remember recovery last4ever.?

Unclear. If you are unable to flex your knee beyond 45 degrees, there may be a mechanical block. You should see a sports medicine specialist or an orthopedist to get hands on exam and likely an mri. Read more...
Yes, time for MRI. Patellar dislocations may have concurrent acl/mcl tears, but this is relatively uncommon. Inability to bend the knee could be due to a fracture, significant swelling or a mechanical block like a loose body (bone, cartilage piece). It's time to have a further evaluation by your orthopedic specialist, and most likely, an MRI will be ordered. Read more...
Time 4 medical eval. At this time you need to seek the advice of an orthopaedic surgeon who you trust. You need to be examined and may need studies such as xrays or an MRI to assess your injury. Read more...
Yes it's possible. You should see a sports medicine specialist whose expertise includes knee reconstruction; acl/mcl and patella dislocation are more commonly independent, but sometimes do occur from the same injury; your md will perform a thorough exam which often can diagnose the injury(ies), get x-rays to rule out fracture, likely order mri, recommend + oversee treatment; you might benefit from surgery. Good luc. Read more...

Went to see mom on her birthday. She wasn't herself. Now on the phone she says she has knee cap dislocation. Should I go back and see her doctor?

Yes. Yes, i would recommend you go with her to see her doctor. Most likely he will suggest conservative treatment with bracing, medication for symptoms and not surgery. Read more...
Yes. If you are concerned that the information she gave you is accurate at least a phone call could clarify what exactly she has and what was recommended. Read more...

Can you clarify what knee cap dislocation really is?

Patella dislocation. During knee flexion, the knee cap or patella normally tracks in a groove in the distal femur called the trochlea. During a patellar dislocation, a traumatic event causes the patella to track outside of this groove while the knee flexes. This can injure some of the stabilizing structures surrounding the patella and can place a patient at risk fora future dislocation event. Read more...
Physically displaced. It is a condition in which the knee cap bone is pactually move out of the groove in the thigh bone(femur) it is often due to a trauma, canberra very painful, and needs tobe but back in place.You need to see a physician, probably an orthopedist. Small fratues can occur with this condition. Read more...

I would like some advice for my knee cap dislocation please?

Strenghten. Quads with weights, if not enough, then surgery to tighten. Talk to orthopedic doctor. Read more...

Are there different options for treating knee cap dislocation?

Ortho consult. There are multiple different non-surgical and surgical options. It is important to make an appt with an ortho doctor. Some of the important factors are age at first dislocation, associated injuries, number of dislocations, knee malalignment, and generalized "loose ligaments", etc. A doctor needs to assess these factors prior to determining which treatment is appropriate. Read more...
Yes. Many factors come into play. Usually conservative treatment with bracing and pt is affective for acute, non-recurrent patellar dislocation. Recurrent dislocations and some acute dislocations may require surgical repair of the medial patellofemoral ligament or re-alignment. Read more...