How do you fix a dislocated knee at home?
Lifestyle and home remedies
- Rest your dislocated joint. Don’t repeat the action that caused your injury, and try to avoid painful movements.
- Apply ice and heat. Putting ice on your injured joint helps reduce inflammation and pain.
- Take a pain reliever.
- Maintain the range of motion in your joint.
How long does a dislocated knee take to heal?
It usually takes about 6 weeks to fully recover from a dislocated kneecap, although sometimes it can take a bit longer to return to sports or other strenuous activities.
How is a dislocated knee treated?
It is best to get medical care as soon as possible. Placing ice on the injured area may help for some pain control and to decrease some of the swelling. But the most important treatment is to have a doctor assess the injury and relocate or put the knee back in place.
Can you still walk with a dislocated knee?
Most people can walk on their leg, and bend their knee, while they are healing. It may feel wobbly, and you may have some discomfort. Walking and standing are fine, as long as it’s not too painful. If it is very painful stop, and see your doctor.
Should I bend my knee after dislocation?
After a dislocation, the knee is immobilized for four to six weeks. After a subluxation, motion is resumed when the pain decreases enough to make it tolerable. When stretching, try to avoid bending your knee past 90 degrees, which is roughly the knee angle when sitting in a chair with your feet flat on the floor.
Can you pop a knee back into place?
If you sometimes feel a strange sensation in your knee joint — as if it’s inflated with air or locked into place — it may be accompanied by a strong desire to “pop” the knee back into place. This can be done safely if you move slowly, carefully, and with intention.