It's simple. You know when you can trust someone by the way they treat you. I immediately felt that in the presence of Mr Ellis. Looking forward to sorting my knee out now.


Patient Information

The majority of knee injuries represent a simple strain or sprain.  This can result from over-activity or alternatively from a relatively minor injury. 

Pain occurs because the tissues around the knee joint have stretched but are not permanently damaged.

Simple treatment includes rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE).  Simple painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol often taken in combination are very effective at settling the symptoms.

In terms of recovery, most simple strains and sprains will settle over a few weeks after the injury allowing a return to sport.  The return to sport should be gradual with low impact exercises initially steadily returning to normal activity.

There are several features which suggest that the injury is not a simple strain or sprain such as rapid swelling of the knee, an inability to get the knee fully straight or instability in the joint. 

If this situation is present it would be prudent to seek expert help.  Simon would be happy to provide appropriate advice.

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