Knee Injury

A twisted or sprained knee occurs when the ligaments surrounding the knee joint are stretched or torn, often due to sudden twisting, turning, or direct impact. This injury can result in pain, swelling, instability, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg.

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                How To Help With Your Pain

    • Rest and Immobilisation: Rest is crucial to allow the bone to heal. Avoid activities that exacerbate the pain and consider using crutches to minimise weight-bearing on the affected area.
    • Ice and Elevation: Apply ice packs for 15-20 minutes to reduce swelling. Elevate the injured area to further alleviate inflammation and promote healing.
    • Brace / Support: Consider using a supportive brace to reduce stress on the affected knee. This can help distribute weight more evenly and aid in the healing process.
    • Compression: Use a compression bandage to provide support and reduce swelling. Ensure it’s not too tight, as excessive compression can impede blood circulation.
    • Gentle Range of Motion Exercises: Perform a gentle range of motion exercises to maintain flexibility and prevent stiffness. Gradually introduce bending and straightening exercises.

 

 

How Lincs Injury Can Help You

    • Accurate Diagnosis:
      • Seeking medical attention ensures an accurate diagnosis of the extent of the knee injury. Differentiating between a sprain, strain, or potential ligament tear is crucial for determining the appropriate treatment plan.
    • Prevent Complications:
      • Prompt intervention can prevent complications such as chronic instability, cartilage damage, or the development of osteoarthritis. Early rehabilitation minimises the risk of long-term issues.
    • Professional Guidance:
      • Personalised treatment plan, including specific exercises and rehabilitation techniques to promote optimal healing and prevent re-injury. They may also recommend imaging like X-rays or MRI for a comprehensive assessment.

    Remember, the severity of a twisted or sprained knee can vary, and individualised care is essential for effective recovery.