Should you walk on a sprained knee?

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asked Jun 17 in Other- Health by rockmyworldlc (960 points)
Should you walk on a sprained knee?

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answered Jun 18 by babykitten343 (4,080 points)
If the sprained knee is not too bad or severe then you can walk on the sprained knee.

However it would be best to wait at least a day or so before trying to walk too much on the sprained knee and using crutches would also be a good idea.

Try to rest and elevate your knee when you have the sprained knee and stay off the sprained knee as much as possible.

But walking at least some is okay and can help keep the blood flowing.

You should massage a sprain as massaging the sprain can help the pain go away and reduce swelling and help the sprain heal faster.

Just like when you massage sore muscles it helps the pain go away and the massage of the sprain will help the sprain heal faster as well.

Some things that help a sprain heal faster are to rest as much as possible and apply some ice to the sprain with an ice pack.

You may also want to apply a heating pad as well to the sprain which can help reduce the swelling from the sprain.

Keeping the part of your body that is sprained elevated if possible can help the sprain help faster as well.

Most sprains will heal on their own as well within 2 weeks to 8 weeks but if the sprain does not get better or gets worse then see a doctor about it especially if the pain and swelling does not go away after 8 weeks.

The way to tell if a bone is fractured or bruised is to look for signs of a broken bone such as.

Pain located directly on top of the bone – where there is no soft tissue.

Pain becomes worse when you apply pressure or move the injured limb.

Severe swelling, or bruising over the top of the bone, numbness or tingling.

A "cracking" (not "popping") sound at the time of the injury.

You may hear or feel a snap or a grinding noise as the injury happens.

There may be swelling, bruising or tenderness around the injured area.

You may feel pain when you put weight on the injury, touch it, press it, or move it.

When you have a fracture you have a broken bone and when you have a sprain you have stretched or even torn your ligaments which are the fibrous tissue that connects your bones and joints.

With a sprain, you feel pain.

But if you have numbness or tingling, your ankle is most likely broken. Where is the pain? If your ankle hurts or is tender to the touch directly over your ankle bone, you probably have a fracture.

A fracture is when you have a broken bone or fractured bone.

A sprain is the stretching or tearing of ligaments, the fibrous tissue that connects bones and joints.

A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments which is the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints.

The most common location for a sprain is in your ankle.

Initial treatment includes rest, ice, compression and elevation.

Mild sprains can be successfully treated at home.

The difference between a sprain and a fracture is that a fracture is a broken bone.

A fracture could be a partially broken bone or a completely broken bone.

A sprain is where you just have a ligament or tendon that has been stretched out, or maybe even torn.

The ligament or tendon with a sprain does not require a cast while a fracture such as a broken bone may require a cast to keep the bone in place and promote healing.

With a sprain you should be able to move your bones such as your foot, ankle, toes, fingers etc but with a fracture you may not be able to move those bones.

Your muscles control the bones and if you feel your bone and it feels like it's broken then it usually is.

Sprains don't usually require any medical attention and usually heal on their own but some fractures may require medical attention and a cast.
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