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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 34 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...

E Y.

Dr Reza is FANTASTIC. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. I was in such pain. He diagnosed the issue (Bursitis) and clearly understood everything about it from A-Z. So efficient and understanding, not to mention making the procedure painless. I barely slept a hour the night before, saw Dr. Reza at 5pm and was feeling a million times better by 7pm. It's been 36 hours and I went from practically a frozen shoulder in pulsating pain to gaining back 70% of my movement range and most importantly "NO PAIN". just stiffness which is the normal symptoms as kindly explained to me by Dr. Reza. Everything is as promised, I am fully confident that I will be back to 100% range of motion within 3 days. I'm still gonna take it easy and slowly stretch my shoulder back to full strength. Without his service, I would probably be feeling like I was hit by a truck laying in bed miserable. Thank you very much Dr. Reza for helping my aging old bones. Cheers!

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.

Tara E.

My son went to see Dr. Reza for a shoulder injury he received from repeated use due to training. My son had tried physical therapy and a cortisone shot with little success. Dr. Reza thoroughly explained the benefits of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and he felt confident he could help my son. The procedure itself is amazing and my son was comfortable the entire time. I LOVE the fact that my son's own body was healing itself without the use of drugs. His shoulder is so much better and he was able to resume training after two weeks. I would highly recommend the PRP shot with Dr. Reza and will definitely see him again if the need arose.

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