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Offline searobin

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medial collateral ligament sprain
« on: March 05, 2003, 12:49:52 AM »
A sudden stop on the tennis court & a sight pain for 3 days. (iced it immediately after). Could walk & play tennis until a trip to the pool 3 days later where I did H2O walking & the hot tub where I put the knee directly in the hot spray.  The next morning I could put no weight on it at all .  I have been icing it & resting it since then, but what caused this sudden pain after the hot tub visit?

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Re: medial collateral ligament sprain
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2003, 01:33:21 AM »
Heat can cause increased swelling, especially in the 'acute' phase after an injury or surgery.  It is not recommended until swelling has gone down.  I had surgery in December and wasn't allowed to go into the hot tub until 8 weeks post op, and even then I had to ice immediately afterwards.  I noticed increased swelling after being in the water.

Icing and elevating should help until you can get in to see your doctor.

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Re: medial collateral ligament sprain
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2003, 05:51:49 PM »
Heather is right, heat increases swelling and can cause you to bleed in the joint. If you had a slight tear and iced it then put heat on it the small vessels open up and can beging to bleed which causes swelling. Netty
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