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I sprained my mcl 3 times. the first was maybe a1- 2

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I sprained my mcl 3 times. the first was maybe a1- 2 followed by two 1st degree sprains. Is there anything I can do to make my ligament stronger after this? I have some lingering pain inside the right knee. can I make this go away? And will stretching help prevent future tears?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

When did it happen last time?

When did you consult doctor?

Is there any other symptom?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the last time it happened was this past June when somebody struck me on the outside of my knee. I had an mri a day or two later and it showed inflammation in the area which indicated the possibility of a sprain There was pain in the area for a couple of months after that but I did not get to rest it too much. The pain is gone pretty much except episodically and perhaps when there is an abrupt change in weather. there is no other symptom but I noticed that my right calf has been smaller than my left one since the first sprain.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the information,

You can use brace.

For avoiding strain & healing of the ligament, different exercise programs are available.

Gradual rehab is done.

You can contact a physical medicine specialist.

You can see this authentic link on it.

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00550

However, the reduction in size of the calf needs an evaluation by doctor.

There can be atrophy or thinning of muscle from neurological or muscle cause.

Disuse atrophy can occur.

Sometimes, low blood circulation from narrowed vessel can be a factor.

I hope this information helps.

If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.

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Regards.

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