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sprained knee

By Anonymous August 14, 2017 - 8:20am
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I sprained my knee, Went in the emergency had X-ray done, No fracture No broken Bone, did normal treatment as required swollen gone down, blood clot on skin but start to dissapear, Now I feel pain and stiffness when trying to walk, at the back of my leg that restrict movement, But I think pain is getting light, is this normal pain, and what do I do or use,

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

A knee sprain is an injury of the ligaments, tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect the bones of the upper and lower leg at the knee joint.

How long a knee sprain lasts depends on the type of knee sprain, the severity of your injury, your rehabilitation program and the types of sports you play. In general, milder Grade I and Grade II MCL or LCL sprains heal within 2 to 4 weeks, but other types of knee sprains may take 4 to 12 months.

If you have a Grade I or Grade II knee sprain, your doctor probably will recommend that you follow the RICE rule:

Rest the joint.

Ice the injured area to reduce swelling.

Compress the swelling with an elastic bandage.

Elevate the injured knee.

Have you had a follow up appointment with your primary care physician? If not, you may want to schedule one to discuss the pain and stiffness.


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