It will be easy to tell that something is wrong in the knee if you experience a knee sprain injury. There will most likely be significant pain. Other than pain, symptoms that you may experience are:
● Erythema (reddening of skin) and warmth of the knee
● Feelings of instability and an inability to place much weight on the knee
● It is vital to determine which ligament in your knee is sprained and how severe the sprain is. This will usually require an imaging test such as an MRI. Accurate diagnosis of the location and severity of the sprain will help your doctor to determine the best course of treatment.If You Are Experiencing Symptoms, Schedule an Appointment Dr. Burke Orthopedics Immediately.
It will not always be possible to prevent a sprain in the knee, because accidents happen. Too much force on the knee or putting it in an awkward position may be out of your control. However, there are some things that you can do in order to increase the health and strength of your knee, allowing it to withstand greater loads.
● Wear proper protective gear for your sport, mainly knee pads
● Strengthen the surrounding musculature
● Stretch the surrounding musculature and connective tissue frequently throughout the day in order to maintain proper range of motion
● Warm up properly before engaging in any vigorous physical activity
● Know your limits and take rest breaks when needed
● Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!