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August 14th, 2019
Pain in the knee

Summertime brings about more activity and more activity could result in more injuries. Growing up you heard be careful or you might fall and break something. However, bones are not the only thing that could be injured. Many activities can also lead to damaging our soft-tissue. Soft tissue injuries are injuries affecting a muscle, a tendon, or a ligament. Below are the differences between these injuries and what to do to before seeing your doctor.


A sprain is a stretch or tear to a ligament, which are the bands of fibrous tissue that connects two bones at the joint. The most common places a ligament sprain occurs is the ankle, knee, wrist, and thumb. You may hear and feel a popping sound where the ligament sprain occurred. Other signs of a sprain are swelling, inflammation, joint or muscle pain, and bruising.


A strain is a stretch or tear to a muscle or tendon, which are the fibers that connect the muscles to the bones. Common types of strains can take place in the back, legs and ankles, elbows, and hands. Signs of a strain are swelling, muscle weakness/spasms, pain or tenderness, redness, and bruising.


A tear is the ripping of fibrous tissue in ligaments, muscles, and tendons. The greater the tear, the more inflammation, pain, and recovery time you will experience.

Whether you have a sprain, strain, or tear the R.I.C.E. therapy is recommended as one of your first treatments to relieve pain and help with swelling.

  • Rest: Stop all activity and rest as much as possible without putting weight on the injured area for up to 48 hours.
  • Ice: Apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel to the injured area for 20 minutes at a time every 2-3 hours up to the first 48 hours after injury.
  • Compression: Wrap the injured area with an elastic medical bandage to prevent swelling. Make sure the fit is snug but not too tight to cut off circulation.
  • Elevation: Keep the injured area elevated and raised above the level of the heart to reduce pain and swelling.

Continuous use of these soft-tissues could over time cause pain and discomfort. If you are in the Lake Forest or surrounding areas, stop living with the pain and call Advanced Healing Institute to find out about regenerative medicine using PRP (platelet rich plasma). PRP uses the patient’s blood to assist in the repair of the damaged soft-tissue. If you are experiencing pain due to a sprain, strain, or tear contact Dr. Reza Dehdari at Advanced Healing Institute to get some relief.

Posted on behalf of Advanced Healing Institute

22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630

Phone: (949) 239-3206

Our Patient Reviews

Advanced Healing Institute

5 / 5.0

Based on 29 reviews

Rich G.

Dr. Reza is a genius. My knee has been bothering me for YEARS since I tore my meniscus playing football. Achy, bothersome, with occasionally a limp. I went into to get PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and it was everything I thought it would be and then some. The whole procedure took less than an hour, very little to no pain and in less than 24 hours my knee felt brand new. If you are looking for a quality Doctor who offers PRP -- go here! The rates are very on point. He is literally THOUSANDS of dollars less than some other clinics and believe me he does such an amazing job, he could charge 10x's and it would still be worth it. Don't sit there suffering, get up and get help. I am actually thinking of getting my other knee done and its not really necessary. Lol.. 10 STARS...

Angel K.

This place is amazing. I took my aunt to Dr. Dehdari since she was in so much pain to her left knee due to Arthritis Dr. Dehdari explained to us about PRP and after the PRP procedure she has no more pain. When we went there she was using a cane but right now she doesn't use it at all. PRP works miracle.

Marina S.

Had the PRP procedure and I have to say no pain at all, going on 6 weeks, if you decide to have the PRP listen to Dr. Dehdari's instructions thoroughly and do the physical therapy, it works and I am so pleased and it's getting better and better as days go on, Dr. Reza Dehdari is the best and very emphatic in explaining all your questions soothing away your doubts, and he checks up on you to make sure all is well, after the PRP procedure. Very trustworthy PRP procedure and his assistant Sandy is also the sweetest caring person you will ever meet. I'm a satisfied customer and patient.

Angela Gabrielle Guison

I was suffering from plantar fasciitis for 3 months. It has now been 4 weeks since my PRP treatment and I am now pain free!! Great clinic & staff and great natural treatment!

Axis Avalos

Quite simple experience. Showed up to appointment, I was taken right away to room for PRP injection. Doctor was friendly and willing to try to help me, while many other doctors just told me they did not know what I had and told me they couldn't help my pain and sent me away. Nurse was quite nice as well. Will return for second set of injections for more pain reduction.

Amy Long

Chronic pain in shoulder and upper arm relieved by Dr. Reza's Lavage treatment using needling and ultrasound combined with Cortisone. Very professional, clean, nice office surroundings and friendly staff.

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