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    Age: 27, Male, Presenting Problem Since: 4.5 months, Investigations: MRI, No Diabetes, No history of High Blood Pressure, No Medications, No Osteoporosis, No Hx of Cancer, No Unexplained Weight Loss, No Bowel/Bladder issues

    4.5 month old MCL Sprain

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    Hi guys,

    Had a MCL strain diagnosed with an Wikipedia reference-linkMRI. Was on crutches for about 2 weeks, then in a restricted hinged brace for another 6 weeks until I got back my full rain of motion. Have been doing home strengthening exercises and recently started some jogging and running in straight lines for a period of 8 weeks.

    My doctor had initially told me that I should get back to regular activities after 3 months. And after those 3 months in my followup consultation he said the stability of the knee was good. He tried the valgus test but could not recreate any pain. During this time I had some pain/stiffness when waking up in the morning but would quickly go after bending the knee a few times.

    It has been just over 4 months since my injury and I have no pain in normal movement, even running, but I feel a twinge when I do some lateral movement. I have tried the valgus stress test at home and it recreates the same pain from lateral movement. I don't feel any real instability of the knee, just the uncomfortable twinge when making lateral movements.

    I am an avid sports man and would like to get back to my regular sporting activities as soon as possible so Im hoping to get some advice as to whether the pain I'm feeling is normal and if I should resume my normal sports activities?

    Thank you for your time.

    Kurt

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    Re: 4.5 month old MCL Sprain

    Hi, consider wax bath treatment for ur MCL. apply it twice a day for 10-12 minutes followed by mild stretching of medial compartment of knee.
    WAx bath therapy is available on thera band's website, u can order one from there. or u can find it in a near by physio clinic.
    i hope this will help u.


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    Re: 4.5 month old MCL Sprain

    Hey, thanks for your reply.

    Can you tell me a little more about what exactly that will do for my injury/pain?

    I'm also curious as to what would be causing the pain after 4.5 months?


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    Re: 4.5 month old MCL Sprain

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    The pain might be due to improper rehab or cold weather or you might be putting too much stress on your knee. If you are not a pro athlete , i suggest you to not to put much stress on your knee. If you are jogging or going to a gym, i suggest you to wear a knee cap while jogging/running. And before doing any exercise do proper stretching and warm up to avoid injuries. And try the regimen i told you in last post.
    Recover soon! Good Luck!



 

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