A to Z: Sprain, Kneeenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA knee sprain happens when a ligament is stretched or torn because the knee gets twisted, bent, or hit.sprains, strains, ligaments, tears, knees, knee injury, twist, leg, sports, muscle, bone, bones, hurt knee, injured knee, knee injuries, sports injuries, sports safety11/13/201303/21/201909/02/20197abf18ab-8ae5-4c17-8147-b407b5fdabeahttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-sprain-knee.html/<p>A <a class="kh_anchor">sprain</a> is the stretch or partial tear of ligaments (which connect two bones). A knee sprain happens when a ligament is stretched or torn because the knee gets twisted, bent, or hit.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The knee joint is made up of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bones</a>, ligaments, and tendons (bands that attach muscle to bone). It can happen when a person falls or during <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/">sports</a>, especially if someone takes on too much physical activity too quickly.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Most sprains will heal in 8 weeks with rest and an appropriate exercise program. A sprained knee can be uncomfortable but resting the knee and doing the recommended exercises can help someone slowly return to normal activities.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Contusion (Bruise), KneeLearn more about contusions (bruises) of the knee.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-knee-contusion.html/f0c2c95e-f4f8-4314-aa05-3e2d220a5d0b
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) TearsACL injuries can happen in active and athletic kids when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint, resulting in a torn ligament.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/acl-injuries.html/96e28772-3895-4983-8b79-95f1e89b4bac
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/53199934-b6d8-4854-8362-8b1dfc45c3f6
Jumper's KneeJumper's knee is an overuse injury that happens when frequent jumping, running, and changing direction damages the patellar tendon.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/jumpers-knee.html/16b92a66-48a6-4473-ba2e-87bbe0566229
Knee InjuriesHealthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/knee-injuries.html/0e348562-5958-4a91-96ad-c8affb5fff4f
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) InjuriesMCL injuries happen when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint, causing a torn ligament.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/mcl-injuries.html/644d3430-58bf-4fa4-a27d-a379712896fe
Meniscus TearsThe key to healing meniscus tears is not to get back into play too quickly. Find out what meniscus tears are and how to treat them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/meniscus-tear.html/223bcb86-70a0-4814-b899-c5ef2493600b
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)Patellofemoral pain syndrome (or runner's knee) is the most common overuse injury among runners, but it can also happen to other athletes who do activities that require a lot of knee bending.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/runners-knee.html/4589da1f-0851-45ac-a408-8ce20ef2c72b
Preventing Children's Sports InjuriesParticipation in sports can teach kids sportsmanship and discipline. But sports also carry the potential for injury. Here's how to protect your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/bec4e82b-c8b0-4945-9611-7c9464e177f8
Sports and Exercise SafetyPlaying hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sport-safety.html/cbffad82-3814-4cbc-8758-dd3aac78c363
Strains and SprainsSprains and strains are common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are into sports. Find out what they are and how to recuperate from one.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/strains-sprains.html/019dd787-652c-4140-9d02-e668cf7701e2
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