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Ligament problem in the knee, on medication, no relief. What should I do?

I ve been told by my doctor I have ligament problem in my left knee been on medication since Monday but it doesn t seem to be getting any better pain wise should I be resting my knee or keeping it mobile as I wasnt clear from my own as what is the best treatment and also how long do you think I should wait before going back to see if there is anything better pain wise I could be given as these tablets don t seem to be working still in a lot of pain been in pain for three weeks now and it been long enough
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Hi ,
There are operative management for correction of Ligament injury of knee but generally not done during acute stage ( even MRI is not correctly diagnose at these stage due to inflammation / hemathrosis etc) So generally managed conservatively with analgesic (NSAID ) , muscle relaxant , PPI , limb immobilization ( Hematrosis need to be aspirated ) . Once acute stage goes definative management through arthroscopy is being done.
So at this stage give limb immobilization along with other conservative measure , pain and other symptoms ll go off within a week and go for definative management according to the injury.

Hope this ll help

Thanks n regards
Answered: Fri, 11 Apr 2014
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