Sprained knee

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I sprained my knee a little over 3 weeks ago. I have to wear a brace go to physical therapy. I also go to Cross Fit I was doing upper. My knee is still swollen. I get muscle spasms in my knee and I hear clicking every time I move my knee. On Friday we did bear crawls, star plank holds, legs over head for a min. We had to bend one knee on the other and do bridge ups etc. I just think it was a little too much.  Is it normal for my knee to feel this way? 

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    Hi Melanie - I'd ask your doctor or physical therapist how much Cross Fit you should be doing until the sprain heals. I'd also check in with your doctor about the clicking. I would think the spasms would be somewhat expected, but I'd mention them to your doctor as well.

    While I'm dealing with a TKR right now, I've had sprains in the past. In every case, I needed to hold off on any activity that would potentially aggravate it and find a different way to be active. 

    In my case, I bike instead of do an elliptical machine right now, but I'm fine to work on upper body strength training as long as I'm seated.

    I hope you heal quickly and feel better! 

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    I did talk to my physical therapist about the clicking and spasms he said it was fine. Now every time I bend my knee it kills me.  It feels so tight. 
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      Hi Melanie

      Plain and simple you are overdoing it

      i wouldn't take any notice at all from

      Your PT guy he obviously doesn't have a clue if you have sprained your knee to the point of agony you need total rest and a visit to your GP who can maybe arrange a x ray to see how much damage has been done

      hopefully not to much good luck.

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    No, it's not.  What does your orthopedic surgeon say after looking at your x-rays and MRI?

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