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Knee feels stiff, squishy and loose. how to get rid of these symptoms ?

I am a 27 year old female. I play roller derby and I am very active I have never had any major knee issues, we do wear knee pads, but we fall a lot. The other day I was in a game and I fell very hard on one knee, I tried to get up and really couldn t right away. As I was able to pull myself up i felt pain and stiffness. later on in the evening it started to swell and become immobile. I went to the ER, they ruled out any breaks, and said it probably a bad torn ligament and that i should ice and and use an ACE bandage. they said it could take a couple weeks, I do not have any health insurance and can really not afford to take multiple trips to the doctor. It has only been two weeks and I do see improvement, but it still feels loose, squishy, and stiff- but not too painful. Any advice that you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your thoughs and comments.- Marissa
Asked On : Thu, 7 Apr 2011
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Thanks for query,
You had ligament injury and now going good,but now I would like to highlight following points and advice.
please see that hematoma is not formed and infection is not there.
Do patellar exercise to decrease stiffness and active movement at the joint.
Avoid stranious exercise of the joint at this time.
ok and bye.
Answered: Wed, 29 Jun 2011
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