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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.
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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.
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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

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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.
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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.
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