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01-06-2012 09:31 AM
easton714
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Originally Posted by j.gnar View Post
because aside from pain when i touch it, its completely fine...and because in most knee injury cases, all you need is rest and down time to recover...which is exactly what i did. theres absolutely no sense in me forking out money to see a doctor if i can do everything i would normally do. ive broken more than my fair share of bones and had just about every strain/sprain/bruise out there, i just came on here to see if anyone had some similar experiences to share
Sorry. Don't buy it. If it were "completely fine", you wouldn't be complaining about pain and wondering if you tore ligaments on an internet message board.

A sprain/strain is not a torn ligament.
01-06-2012 09:22 AM
wkndwarrior j.gnar:

i am riding this season with a torn meniscus in my left knee, against the advise of my orthopedic dr. of all of the things that aggravate my knee, snowboarding surprisingly does not seem like one of them. it hurts me more to get in and out of my car, and going down stairs. i have been wearing a level 1 (non-velcro) knee brace which helps while riding. i even fell flat on my knee caps last week with no real lasting problems. although when i get my surgery after the season this may be screwing up my meniscus a bit, the pain is no worse from riding. so ride on brother. ride on.
12-30-2011 06:54 PM
j.gnar
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Originally Posted by easton714 View Post
Not sure why it took you so long to decide to heed the advice to see a doctor but I also don't understand what could be causing you to think it is a torn ligament. You would know if you tore a knee ligament. It sucks. And knees are not 10% as bad as shoulders. I had my shoulder reconstructed at 28 and it took 18 months of rehab to be able to lift my arm above my head.

Why so bad?

Because I tore my labrum playing baseball in college and ignored it. For seven years. So everything got effed up royally for seven years and had to be rebuilt. Had I gone to the doctor then, recovery from the arthroscopic repair would have been 3-4 months.
because aside from pain when i touch it, its completely fine...and because in most knee injury cases, all you need is rest and down time to recover...which is exactly what i did. theres absolutely no sense in me forking out money to see a doctor if i can do everything i would normally do. ive broken more than my fair share of bones and had just about every strain/sprain/bruise out there, i just came on here to see if anyone had some similar experiences to share
12-29-2011 09:02 PM
Efilnikufesin
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Originally Posted by easton714 View Post
Not sure why it took you so long to decide to heed the advice to see a doctor but I also don't understand what could be causing you to think it is a torn ligament. You would know if you tore a knee ligament. It sucks. And knees are not 10% as bad as shoulders. I had my shoulder reconstructed at 28 and it took 18 months of rehab to be able to lift my arm above my head.

Why so bad?

Because I tore my labrum playing baseball in college and ignored it. For seven years. So everything got effed up royally for seven years and had to be rebuilt. Had I gone to the doctor then, recovery from the arthroscopic repair would have been 3-4 months.
Well, you can tear a ligament in a knee and not know. It all depends to what degree you sprain it. Sometimes no worse than a simple twisted ankle which icing and taking care of it for a few days will help heal. It's more when the pain doesn't subside after a week or 2 that it's a serious problem. No one told him to wait 7 years to get it checked out and I don't think that was his plan.
12-29-2011 03:06 PM
easton714 Not sure why it took you so long to decide to heed the advice to see a doctor but I also don't understand what could be causing you to think it is a torn ligament. You would know if you tore a knee ligament. It sucks. And knees are not 10% as bad as shoulders. I had my shoulder reconstructed at 28 and it took 18 months of rehab to be able to lift my arm above my head.

Why so bad?

Because I tore my labrum playing baseball in college and ignored it. For seven years. So everything got effed up royally for seven years and had to be rebuilt. Had I gone to the doctor then, recovery from the arthroscopic repair would have been 3-4 months.
12-29-2011 02:51 PM
j.gnar im gonna go in tomorrow and have it looked at, after doing some research it seems i might have slightly torn or damaged my mcl
12-28-2011 09:08 PM
Efilnikufesin Doesn't hurt to get it checked out then, better to have to rest it a bit ( I hate resting for injuries myself,) than to be out for the season damaging it worse. Best case he'll tell you is to take it easy and rest a bit more. Keep up all the other stuff, and take anti inflammatories like ibuprofin and naproxin. Naproxin is a better anti inflammatory, ibuprofin a better pain killer, but each has aspects of both. Tylenol will not reduce swelling.
12-27-2011 07:02 PM
j.gnar
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Originally Posted by Efilnikufesin View Post
Between football and snowboarding I have put some hurtin on my knees. If within 2 weeks most of the pain and swelling has dissipated then it is most likely a Type I sprain. Anything more and you may need to see a doctor.

If it feels comfortable to stay active I would as the increased bloodflow will promote healing, along with using a neoprene brace which will help keep your natural body heat around the injury. Ice and elevate a few times a day if you can. Compression as well is good which the neoprene wrap will help with, I always find they heal up fastest the better I maintain compression.
dude thats the weird part. it felt 150% after taking two weeks off from when it originally happened. the pain and swelling were gone, i could run/jog/stretch and it felt perfect. i barely bumped my knee into some hardpack and the pain came back. im thinking i might have fractured my patella or something
12-27-2011 03:28 PM
Efilnikufesin Between football and snowboarding I have put some hurtin on my knees. If within 2 weeks most of the pain and swelling has dissipated then it is most likely a Type I sprain. Anything more and you may need to see a doctor.

If it feels comfortable to stay active I would as the increased bloodflow will promote healing, along with using a neoprene brace which will help keep your natural body heat around the injury. Ice and elevate a few times a day if you can. Compression as well is good which the neoprene wrap will help with, I always find they heal up fastest the better I maintain compression.
12-27-2011 03:18 PM
j.gnar
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Originally Posted by Qball View Post
Doesn't sound like it would be a meniscus tear with that sort of mechanism of injury. Probably a patella contusion, or possible fractured patella? I hit my knee directly on a c-box a couple weeks ago and it hurt like a bitch for about the first week. I would get a super sharp pain when i touched it all but never lost any range of motion. I still get a sharp pain when i push directly on the spot but it doesnt hurt at all to ride. Sort feels like a may have chipped my patella
i think this might be what happened. i was working on riding switch over the weekend and laid down my knee really gently to stop my fall, and the pain was immediately back. it really sucks and i have a feeling its much worse than a bruise
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