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Advice with exercise 3 months after knee injury

Question: Advice with exercise 3 months after knee injury

I injured my knee 3 months ago, with a hyperextension injury playing rugby, subsequent mri indicated suspected grade 3 LCL full thickness tear, ruptured distal biceps femoris with retraction behind knee and suspected significant postereolateral knee injuries. No ACL/PCL/MCL injury. Have seen specialist, they have me on ROM physio work. Can I get back to playing rugby, it seems this isolated injury is quite rare.

Answer:

Getting back to playing rugby is going to take time, especially with the injuries you experienced. Listening to your doctors and PT is most important as they know what is in your best interest in healing. There are key points that your PT will point out which are RICE.. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. I am sure you have been doing this since the initial injury. Cold therapy will keep down the swelling and inflammation. BFST (blood flow stimulation therapy) technology has been developed to accelerate the healing process of soft tissue injuries such as post surgical wounds, tendonitis, and torn muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It is designed to heal your injury or condition by increasing blood flow deep within the soft tissue. The BFST emits electromagnetic energy, which is a radiant energy (frequency/waves), that penetrates deep down to increase blood flow and to draw nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to the affected area, thereby promoting the body's natural healing process. Using cold therapy and BFST in conjunction with each other will help increase your range of motion and assist you to heal faster. http://www.kingbrand.com/Healing-Home.php?REF=36PV127 http://www.kingbrand.com/Knee-Injury-Treatment.php?REF=36PV102

Regards,

Patricia
Treatment Advisor