How To Deal With Recurring Knee Injuries?
In October last year there was an accident and my knee was injured, I already had xray, the doctor said, it’s okay, but I can go on a normal walk in March. R n Last week I hit it with the injured leg bent even though this leg can’t bend smoothly. And he’s swollen. But it’s starting to recover, it’s just that to go up the stairs and get out of the car, my feet can’t just hurt. When I hbis hbis walking lonely and climbing stairs too late at night it doesn’t matter but in the morning her legs are heavy and swollen then there is a bruise in the middle of my knee and now I am limping again, what do I do?
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Injury to the knee can cause damage to the soft tissue around the knee and not just the bone in the knee area. X-ray examination can only see the damage to the bone, while the soft tissue damage cannot be seen clearly. Some of the types of soft tissue injuries that can arise include:
injury to ligaments such as ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), PCL (posterior cruciate ligament), collateral ligament tear in the meniscus (meniscus is the joint cartilage located between 2 bones) tear in the tendon (tendon is the connective tissue that connects muscle to bone)
Injury to the soft tissues above can cause interference with knee movement (pain, difficulty walking, knee weakness, etc.). We recommend that in cases like yours, you should immediately consult a general practitioner or an orthopedic doctor. The doctor will perform a physical examination and recommend repeated X-rays or an MRI if certain soft tissue injuries are suspected.
For the time being, rest and don't move your knees too much. Use an elastic bandage to limit the movement of your knee. To reduce swelling, you can compress the knee with an ice pack for the first 3 days, then continue with a warm compress. When you sit or lie down, prop the part of your leg that hurts higher.
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