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two weekends ago i was riding with a buddy and it was pretty icy out, some kid bailed in front of me so i threw a tight carve to avoid him and ended up slipping out and smashing my right knee cap into a nice ice patch. sharp pain shot through my knee and i called it a day. walking and daily activities dont cause any pain, shit, i can even run on it and theres no pain or inflammation. i do however get pain when i kneel on it or when i bend it all the way. all signs point to a torn meniscus but the pain isnt too bad so im thinking it might just be bruised or something. anyone had this happen to them? i ordered a brace today so ill be riding again soon, just curious to see if theres anyone out there with similar issues
My general rule of thumb is if within 2-3 weeks I go see the doctor if general swelling, pain and or a feel of instability exists, and I don't know already that whatever body part was hurt isn't already fubared. If you still have swelling and or loss of range of motion go see a doctor. Putting it off can could effect your quality of life in the short and long term.
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My general rule of thumb is if within 2-3 weeks I go see the doctor if general swelling, pain and or a feel of instability exists, and I don't know already that whatever body part was hurt isn't already fubared. If you still have swelling and or loss of range of motion go see a doctor. Putting it off can could effect your quality of life in the short and long term.
the swelling and instability are gone. i ran 3 miles last night and it feels 100%. it still is pretty painful to touch though so maybe its a bad bruise? its the worst bruise ive ever had if thats the case
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u in Canaduh? free health care in Canada! go get a MRI and know for sure..
i could see being hesitant living in the states. MRI's are big cash$$ even when you have health benefits..

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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
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If I was in your shoes I would probably give it a little longer. Might just be a bone bruise. However if you have medical insurance and don't live paycheck to paycheck go see an orthopedic doctor. There is something to be said for peace of mind.
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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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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.

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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
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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.
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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
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