Overcoming Injury To The Knee That Feels Painful To The Feet Difficult To Move?
Hello Eunike, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Injuries that can occur in the ligaments are so diverse that therapy, healing processes and also the maximum conditions that can be achieved after healing are very different, and generally complaints will not decrease if there is no optimal therapy as recommended by the doctor.
Your sister's complaint at this time may be caused by injury to the ligaments that are getting heavier due to falling from the motot, but can also be caused by injuries to other parts of the knee area such as fractures that form the knee joints, broken kneecap bones, tears in the knee joint protectors or bleeding in the knee joint.
Therefore, it should be, immediately after the motorcycle accident occurred, your sister is taken to the hospital emergency room for further evaluation so that injuries can be determined what happened and what treatment should be done.
Because since a re-injury occurred, it has almost reached one week but the complaint has not improved, it is advisable to check your sister's condition immediately to an orthopedic specialist for an evaluation of the injured knee area. After an evaluation, and maybe a number of investigations are recommended to determine the condition of your sister, then you can determine how to treat it further, including for ligament injuries that have happened before.
In the meantime, it's not advisable to force your brother's knee to bend because it can aggravate the injury that has already occurred. The use of crutches is still recommended to help ease the burden on the injured knee area until further advice from the doctor. It is also not advisable to do massage / massage on the area of the injured knee and also do sports or other activities that require knee strength to avoid worsening the condition.
If there is a disturbing pain, your younger sibling is allowed to take pain medications such as paracetamol according to the dosage of the package until further instructions from the doctor.
I hope this helps