To fully restore physical activity of the knee , and restore him to full health, it may take from several weeks to several months. In the first few days after the ligaments of the knee was hurt, and needed rest. Limit physical activity of the knee, when walking try on the damaged knee not carry the weight. Stay feet alone helps to relieve edema. When the pain subsides, you can begin performing a warm-up, very slow movements. The complexity of the exercise and amplitude need to increase gradually. If there is no pain, you can add an additional load on the knee.
To reduce the pain, redness and swelling, apply knee on the ice. Plastic bag with crushed ice, wrap a wet towel three times a day, apply for 15 minutes. Follow this procedure for 2-3 days until the pain will pass.
To stabilize the joint, make the elastic bandages. This will help to protect the injured joint from excessive movements during the recovery period. For more comfort, adjust the tension of the bandage, but do not forget that only sufficiently tight bandage will provide a strong support. Bandage the bandage at least once a day. Wear a brace, remove it only during water treatment. To prevent loss of mobility of joints often move the foot and toes.
After three days, try to carry out treatments using heat. This will reduce the stiffness of the knee. You can use a hot water bottle, a bath or a warm compress. A clean cloth dipped in warm water, apply to the knee for 20 minutes 3 times a day.
Exercise complex which will prescribe the doctor. For recovery exercises on flexion–extension. Eliminate squats and any exercises in which the knee rests the load of your body weight.
When you sprain traditional healers recommend the following method of treatment. Does cotton or linen napkin, placed on a flat surface and is folded 4 times. In a napkin smooth layer of a width slightly greater than the affected area and a thickness of 2 cm superimposed clay. In Siberia stretching is used to treat a milk compress, which change several times, before it was cool.
Injuries (sprains) ligaments. Ruptures of tendons, fascia and muscles. A sprain of the joint is a very common injury, often combined with other damage. It occurs if the load on the ligamentous apparatus of a joint in athletes involved in sports associated with throwing, there are also sprains. To treat such cases, should a doctor with experience in sports medicine, who knows for sure how to treat the sprain.