Management Of Chronic Knee Injuries?
Hello doc. I’m Berry, 25 years old. Two years ago I injured my knee but it never healed. After I read the article it seems like I injured my ACL ligament. Can it still be overcome if seen from injuries that have been around long enough? Knee injuries will recur when physical activity or heavy exercise. thank you
Thank you for the question.
Injury to the knee can involve a variety of components, not only ligaments, but can also be muscles, joints, bones, and so on. There are many types of ligaments in the knee, and injuries to each of these ligaments can have different symptoms and severity.
At first glance, the symptoms of injuries to various components of the knee above may be similar, but the handling will obviously be different. Sometimes, other diseases that are not directly related to the injury can also show symptoms similar to those experienced after knee injuries, for example rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, abscesses, cellulitis, vascular disorders, nerve disorders, and so on. Therefore, the diagnosis of injuries to the knee must not be arbitrary. First, you need to get yourself checked by a doctor to have a direct physical examination, or be assisted with supporting examinations, for example x-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, MRI, and so on. In this way, then the best management can be given. If necessary, you can later be referred to a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon for further treatment.
Most cases of knee injury do require the sufferer to rest more and not to do excessive physical activity that causes excessive strain on the knee, such as running, walking long distances, jumping up and down stairs, and so on. In addition, you also need to go on a diet to lose weight, compress your knee ice cubes that have been injured, do not carelessly massage the knee area that has been injured, and always live a healthy lifestyle in your daily life.
Hope this helps ...