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Old 01-19-2013, 03:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Depends how bad it is and how you let it heal
It needs to heal, so dont be stupid like a lot of people are and say ok it doesnt hurt lets do this!!!
No, you hurt it because your body wasnt able to handle the force you put onto it.
So, if your PT is worth anything he would recognize that ok it doesnt hurt anymore the ligament looks good, lets stop this from happening agian.
IF they give you a stupid ass quad stretch or hamstring stretch, fire them.
Here's how i see it, you said it was a normaml landing, if it was the end of the day your body was probably tired cause you didnt eat or drink water on the chair lift. If it was beginning you still didnt eat or drink right and you have some weaknesses going on.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Depends how bad it is and how you let it heal
It needs to heal, so dont be stupid like a lot of people are and say ok it doesnt hurt lets do this!!!
No, you hurt it because your body wasnt able to handle the force you put onto it.
So, if your PT is worth anything he would recognize that ok it doesnt hurt anymore the ligament looks good, lets stop this from happening agian.
IF they give you a stupid ass quad stretch or hamstring stretch, fire them.
Here's how i see it, you said it was a normaml landing, if it was the end of the day your body was probably tired cause you didnt eat or drink water on the chair lift. If it was beginning you still didnt eat or drink right and you have some weaknesses going on.
Sorry one last thing, if they just suggest quad stretches or hamstring stretches, what should I do go to another PT?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I mean if they give you stretches it isn't all bad but in this day and age theres a lot more you can do so might as-well get the best bang for your buck.
I mean ask them what their plan is, ive seen some terrible practitioners who just stretch all day and dont get to the real problems.
You ever been to the gym and watch girls work out their butts? Well theres a lot of function in those exercises besides making your ass look great.

I would say since snowboarding is such a squat intense sport for the most part.
I would find someone who will work with you and not just talk at you. So you go in and say, i love snowboarding. Show them how you squat... if they dont pick out things or unless you're perfect at it, unlikely since you just got injured. I would go with someone else.
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Ok thanks jml22 your advice has been very appreciated I now have a plan from here on out.
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So 2 months and 10 days after the initial injury I am still having constant knee pain and still walking with a limp. I'm on an MRI waiting list right now but when I went to the doc yesterday he strongly suspects a torn meniscus from examining it and when I get the MRI I suspect it will confirm that.

I cant run or do any of my usually sports right now really because of the pain and even walking I limp. Im thinking I might need surgery once I get the results back. Im not sure if my knee will ever quite the same. Im kinda frustrated but im trying to get out of the feeling sorry for myself attitude, life could be a lot worse.

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is it just painful or is your knee locking and clicking?
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is it just painful or is your knee locking and clicking?
I may be speculating a bit that it is torn, it may not be. There is pain and a clicking a lot of the time when I extend it(the click doesnt hurt any more than the usual pain tho). My leg does not lock and has pretty good range of motion. I am really taking the R.I.C.E approach serious this time I may just not have rested it enough im hoping that is all.

I just dont know if im supposed to try and do strengthening exercises even though there is pain, the doctor seemed to think it was ok. Im going to a new physio on monday for a second opinion. Maybe the pain isnt going away because my muscles are getting weak Im thinking.
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Pain mean's something wrong. Any physiotherapist worth a damn will not rehab through pain. There is a paradigm shift in the rehab world because of people like gray cook. Rehabbing through pain will lead to faulty movement patterns and crappy function in the future.

Where is the clicking? Under your knee cap? Inside, outside?
I'd almost just go on crutches for 2 weeks. If your knee isnt completely locking, i surgery usually isn't warranted.

What you can do is something called quad sets right now
Quad Sets - YouTube

Wouldn't do more than that until you're out of pain.
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Wow, how long is the wait in Canadian medical system? That sucks, considering USA visit for it, maybe? I wouldn't mess around with knees.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:47 PM   #20 (permalink)
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There are private options in canada for an MRI, it'll cost you 350-1000 bucks
Exactly the same as USA, most people just opt for the free ones.
ALso if you have extended benefits, MRIs and all that godo stuff can be claimed back through your insurance.
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