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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury - Know Everything About It!

Dr. Deepak Thakur 89% (99 ratings)
M.CH. (Ortho), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury - Know Everything About It!

In general, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, or ACL injuries, are understood to be tears in any of the several knee ligaments joining the upper leg bone and the lower leg bone. This can vary from minor injuries, such as small ligament tears, to more serious cases, like complete tears or when the ligament and one of the bones gets displaced from the other. These injuries usually occur during sports activities, like soccer, basketball, football, gymnastics, tennis, volleyball, etc. An untreated ACL injury can lead to a condition called an ACL deficiency. This can cause a lot of problems with regard to knee movements as the bones may rub against each other, causing a lot of pain. In some cases, the cartilage covering the ends of the bones may get damaged, eventually tearing and trapping the cushion pads supporting the knee joints.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament may include:

  1. You are unable to move properly.
  2. You experience immense pain while walking up and down stairs.
  3. You are unable to engage much in physical activities.
  4. Your knee begins to swell gradually.
  5. You can sense a loud popping sensation when moving your knee.
  6. You experience feelings of instability.

Causes
Anterior cruciate ligament injuries generally occur during sports. Here are some common possible instances that might happen during a game:

  1. Sudden arrest in motion
  2. An unsteady landing from a jump
  3. Direct blows to the knee from tackles
  4. Sudden shifts in direction

Treatment
Treatment of ACL injuries normally involves the following:

  1. Immediate medical attention along with intense first aid care
  2. Sincere adherence to the R.I.C.E model of self care -
    • Rest: Proper rest for a couple of weeks or months depending upon the severity of the injury
    • Ice: Using ice packs to help cool the nerves
    • Compression: Ice treatment further helps in compression
    • Elevation: When lying down in bed, it is strongly recommended that you keep your affected leg at a slightly higher position, through the use of pillows or cushions
  3. Success rehabilitative therapy for several weeks
  4. Anterior cruciate ligament surgery or reconstruction
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Hi sir my mother (43 )has suffering knee and joint pains since 8to 9 years we have rushed all hospitals of Kakinada ,rajumyndary and Vizag also but no result she is suffering a lot I don't no what to do sir please can you help me.

Dr. Rushali Angchekar 95% (51051 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hi sir my mother (43 )has suffering knee and joint pains since 8to 9 years we have rushed all hospitals of Kakinada ,...
Knee pain can be treated wonderfully with Homeopathic medicines, which are natural and safe. Homeopathic medicines are helpful in both acute and chronic knee pain. Homeopathic medicines are very effective in managing knee pain of degenerative, traumatic as well as inflammatory origin. They help in relieving the pain in the knee and the accompanying symptoms such as swelling, tenderness and stiffness. Homeopathic Medicines for Knee Pain The recommended Homeopathic medicines for knee pain are Calcarea Carb, Rhus Tox, Colchicum, Ruta, calc fluor , calc phos, Symphytum, arnica etc.. you can consult me online for homoeopathic treatment without side effects.
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My left knee paining I am 62 years old female diabetic .in x ray swelling indicated pl suggest some medicine.

Dr. Faiyaz Khan Pt 91% (291 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR)
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
My left knee paining I am 62 years old female diabetic .in x ray swelling indicated pl suggest some medicine.
Go for Proper Physiotherapy treatment for Symptomatic management and healthy lifestyle. For relief, you can apply Flexabenz gel thrice daily followed by 15 minutes of Hot compression twice daily.
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I have started walking and jogging recently (3 months now), I have pain in my right knee. Its not severe though. Can you suggest if I need to wear a knee strap or something during jogging as a preventive step? There are many products online but wanted to confirm what would be a good preventive step. Additional information 1. Temporarily stopping jogging is ok, long run I plan to jog regularly 2. I jog only and don't run 3. I jog outside in roads and not in treadmill with good jogging shows 4. I don't have any history of knee problems. 5. I am not looking for any medicine until its absolutely necessary. Please suggest what measures can be taken to prevent knee pain.

Dr. Sachin Jain 90% (53 ratings)
MBBS, M. S. Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy and sports medicine, DNB (Orthopaedics)
Orthopedist, Jaipur
I have started walking and jogging recently (3 months now), I have pain in my right knee. Its not severe though. Can ...
To be precise to your question. Pain in your knee may be due to weak Quadriceps muscles which causes weakening of cartilage of your knee cap a/k/a chondromalacia. Please don't wear any Knee cap as it will weaken your Quadriceps more. 1. Yes you can jog and take pauses in between this will help muscles to relax 2. Jogging is fine 3. In Indian roads there are a lot of bumps which might impact your knee ankle. Not a plain ground to run. 4. Don't worry this will be fine once you do Quadriceps strengthening exercises 5. No medication until you hv severe pain 6. Try doing cycling and swimming as this will strengthen your Quadriceps muscles more.
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I am 37 year old and pain in knee cap during climb of satires or running. What are the causes. What kind of exercise is help in it.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David Raja 90% (3420 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 37 year old and pain in knee cap during climb of satires or running. What are the causes. What kind of exercise ...
Knee Ligament laxity if you have problem in your legs then it might be due to ligament laxity where your legs would become very weak due to the old ligament injury and that should be treated immediately. Wear knee cap so that you will feel firm while walking or climbing stairs. This is a general strain and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try! One time you can do hot water fermentation that would help to reduce the muscle strain.
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I am suffering from lower back pain and knee joints pain and sometime this pain flows up and down in bones from shoulder to feet.

Dr. Garima Sharma 92% (304 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
I am suffering from lower back pain and knee joints pain and sometime this pain flows up and down in bones from shoul...
Hi lybrate-user, Using natural treatments for joint pain and stiffness can make a big difference in the amount of medication you need to take. We’ve outlined some great herbal remedies to relieve stiffness and pain. 1. Cayenne - Known for its spicy-hot taste, cayenne makes an excellent topical ointment that relieves joint pain. Rubbing cayenne on the affected area causes a mild irritation, which in turn “distracts” the nerves from the more severe joint pain. Repeated topical applications of cayenne pepper can reduce arthritis pain significantly. To make a topical paste, mix 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper with 1/2 cup of cocoa butter, lanolin, or coconut oil. Apply it directly to the sore joint. You can also mix 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and soak sore hands or feet for 20 minutes to reduce pain and inflammation. 2. Fruit Pectin & Grape Juice - The combination of pectin, which is found in the cells of many plants, and grape juice can be of great use to people suffering from inflammation and joint pain. Grape juice is loaded with antioxidants, among them, anthocyanins, which are noted for their effect on reducing inflammation. Pectin is also believed to relieve fluid buildup in the joints of arthritis sufferers. It’s best to purchase pectin from a health or natural foods store for the best quality. You want to make sure to select pectin that is free of MSG and other additives. Mix 1/2 cup of grape juice with 2 tablespoons pectin. You can add water, if needed. Drink it twice daily for 6 weeks, and then reduce the frequency as symptoms disappear. 3. Flaxseed: Omega-3s are important for a strong immune system, but did you know they also help fight inflammation? Flaxseed is one of the best vegan sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it even more important for arthritis sufferers. Animal fats can often lead to more inflammation, so making the choice to incorporate flaxseed into your diet will help you get the important Omega-3s without adding the animal fat. Try to include two tablespoons of flaxseeds or flaxseed oil in your daily diet. You can add ground flax to cereals, yogurt, and even sauces and stews. 4. Exercise: Light weight training and cardiovascular exercise are very important to relieve joint stiffness and pain. While the first thing you may want to do is curl up and lay down when joint pain strikes, it’s a great idea to get up and get moving. I find that a hot shower and some gentle exericise like yoga, Pilates, or light weight training really helps get your joints in motion and reduces the stiffness and pain. Light weight training can also strength the muscles surrounding your affected joint, thus providing it with more support. Another great form of exercise to get relieve joint pain and stiffness is aquatic exercise. This non-impact workout allows you to slowly moving your joins through their range of motion. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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I am writing this on behalf of my wife. She a pain in her left knee from past few 1 month we have been to near by clinics and by there suggestion we have taken a X Ray. Found no issues in the reports so they gave same pain killers and the pain was ok for few days and now she is suffering from the pain again.

Dr. Pinky Parekh 87% (939 ratings)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I am writing this on behalf of my wife. She a pain in her left knee from past few 1 month we have been to near by cli...
The pain is most likely muscle sprain and does not show up on X rays. Try doing stretches for hamstrings and Quadriceps and gentle strengthening exercises. Also cold packs can help reduce pain. If it still persists go for Physiotherapy sessions. Good luck.
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I had undergone ACL reconstruction surgery. Developed light swelling & pain on the knee on the 8th day after surgery and continued on the 9th day. Is any treatment necessary?

Dr. Sachin Jain 90% (53 ratings)
MBBS, M. S. Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy and sports medicine, DNB (Orthopaedics)
Orthopedist, Jaipur
I had undergone ACL reconstruction surgery. Developed light swelling & pain on the knee on the 8th day after surgery ...
Hi. Swelling after ACL surgery may persist for a month or so. No need to worry much as long as you don't have any fever or redness around the wound site. Also once you have started physiotherapy swelling also increases. This should subside with leg elevation, giving rest and ice fomentation. This should help you.
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I am suffering from knee pain since 6 years and also having sciatica pain. How to manage and any treatment for these?

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 91% (16057 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from knee pain since 6 years and also having sciatica pain. How to manage and any treatment for these?
• Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. • Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. • Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. • Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area • Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold).
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I have knee pain for last 1 month, the pain usually occurs when I stand up from sitting position for example I use indian bathroom, and when I take stand I usually take support. Please suggest me proper diet chart also.

Dr. Devang Patel 86% (46 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D (Ayu)
Ayurveda,
I have knee pain for last 1 month, the pain usually occurs when I stand up from sitting position for example I use in...
It may be due to osteoarthritis called sandhigat vata in Ayurveda. Kindly do x-ray of it for diagnosis. You have to avoid potatoes, dal, sprouts in food. You can apply Murivenna oil at knee at morning and evening. You can take Luke warm water for it.
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