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Knee Sprain Treatment
There are quite a number of potential symptoms you may experience if you have suffered a knee sprain. Whether certain symptoms occur and the degree of knee pain will depend on how severely you have sprained the knee. Symptoms can include:
- Swelling of the knee
- Reduced mobility
- A popping sound
- Issues bearing weight
- Knee buckling
- Bruising around the injured area
It is important to aid healing by following orthopedic recommendations. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds advise resting the knee if you suffer a sprain. Ice may help to reduce the swelling, as will compression with an elastic bandage. You should also make sure to keep the knee elevated whenever possible. These recommendations may not provide relief if you have suffered a severe knee sprain or another type of knee injury. If pain, swelling and reduced mobility persist, book an appointment with Silicon Valley Orthopaedics right away.
Severe Knee Sprains
The severity of knee sprains is measured using a grading system. If you have suffered a grade 1 or 2 knee sprain, conservative treatment options will typically result in healing within 2-4 weeks. However, a grade 3 knee sprain is considered severe and may need surgery. Recovery after a severe knee sprain surgery can take up to six months.
To improve outcomes from treatment, trust your care to Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds of Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. We have specialized experience in sports medicine and knee sprain treatment. Our approach involves favoring nonsurgical or minimally-invasive treatment options to promote joint preservation.
If you have suffered a knee sprain in California or need specialist care as an out-of-state patient, Silicon Valley Orthopaedics can cater to your treatment needs. Contact our office today to book a consultation with Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds.