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Ligament pain in right knee
I have been running for last few years, not continuous though. Last year I got pain in small area near my right knee, after running for 10 km for 3 days ( I have ran even 16 km successfully earlier than that) during winter time. Which ultimately left me unable to move right leg and cry with extreme pain. Doctors at lal Bahadur govt hospital asked me to rest and attempt running only after stretching. I didn't run for few months and than lockdown came, during September I ran 2-3-5 km successfully without Issue. Than I had to take break now in December i started to run small distance of 1.6 km only and it is causing me similar pain. It feels as a ligament injury any suggestions. I can't leave running it's for my career.
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Where exactly the pain is located? Does the pain settle down after taking rest? Any trivial incident of trauma? Whether the pain aggravates on specific movements ir position. It is advisable to start running ,only after some warm up,before that please undergo MSK ultrasound of knee and get assessed with Physiatrist or Orthopedician. It is better to start you practice after ruling out any internal derangement of knee.
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Any hiatot of twisting or fall??? If not than ligament injury is less susceptible running pain is there in many non professional runners, you need to take care of your nutrition , leg muscles strengthening exercises, proper warm-up prior to running , proper shoe wear , severe pain is also possible if there is biomechanical issues (kinemetic chain) so take an proper assessment first you also may have patellar maltracking issue
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Hello Dr. Kruthika here How is ur pain ??? Continuous or only when u run?? It can even be a strain as u have run after a gap , muscle pain can also lead to a severe pain
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So a pain management sessions at ur nearest Physio clinics Apply hot bag and try to relax the tissues surrounding ur knee joint , Stretches and Knee strengthening exercises before you start
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Better to consult a orthopaedic , if pain is worth
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Knee mri must to see any injury. Firstly. Then take second opinion
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You of your room Having an X-ray is pressing the vein in your room, after that your treatment will be possible.
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Hello As you mentioned running is your passion and career so you have to settle your pain. First thing you can do is just observe your pain pattern .Is it constant or it starts immediate after running? If yes then you have to examine properly your knee ,hip movement as sometimes if hip is unstable then also it causes pain ..And if is a purely ligament injury then there might be difficulty in bending your knee and pain increases while one leg squat position and even in lunges.
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You can visit proper sports orthopedic  for proper diagnosis . Apply Ice immediate after running for cooling down your muscles. Wear a knee cap Examine your Foot ,is it flat foot?? Proper shoes are very important for running.
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Always do some warm up exercises before running . Strengthen your leg and hip muscles And run in a proper manner like 5 mins walk then brisk walk then start running and go reverse .
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Is their swelling if answer is yes do an MRI. Otherwise meet a physiotherapist and start therapy and then strengthen your knee.
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Hello Sir, 1st thing you would notice in your right knee is the instability(due to Ligament Injury). Apply Ice packs, it will help u alot.
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You have to immoblise your knee, i.e, no Knee Bending so that stretched ligament inflammation gets setteled. Seek a Physiotherapist near you, who can assess your knee  to get to the right diagnosis, whether its Ligament or Miniscal Injury.
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Apply Ice pack Wear Knee Immobliser Kinesio Taping( done by Physiotherapist ) After 2 days (when pain is reduced), go for knee strengthning exercises, Knee Isometric's, Resisted Band Exercises (Taught by your Physiotherapist)
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First do proper diagnosis- total 6 ligaments including meniscus so , check which one , then if its severe better do an MRI for clear diagnosis, avoid taking drugs. Wear a hinged knee brace immediately to avoid further complications.apply lot of ice packs frequently, visit a physiotherapist or orthopedic surgeon nearby. Thank you DR.ANDREW JAYASINGH senior sports physiotherapist porur chennai AJS clinic
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How did the pain start? Was there any twist or fall? It can be a slight tear so get yourself checked  first. Mri to be done
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after mri if it is grade 1/2 then you start with statics and knee protocol. take rest
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avoid running until full recovery
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