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giantgiantfan : 3/14/2017 1:28 pm
For those of you who have suffered knee injuries, at what point did you know you tore a ligament. Is it one of those things you know immediately like a bone break? I got rolled into hard running to home in a softball game last night. Definitely not broken but knee is jacked, can't really walk. Don't want to pony up the money for the MRI if its just a 2 week sprain.

Pain is on left outside knee where Quad/hammy seems to connect into knee. Perhaps ITB from what I can tell looking at diagrams.
Instantly  
BH28 : 3/14/2017 1:35 pm : link
Mine was an ACL, non-contact. Followed by swelling and immobility.

If you got rolled into, it could be a million different things. I wouldn't dick around and hope it goes away in a few weeks.
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giantgiantfan : 3/14/2017 1:42 pm : link
In comment 13392828 BH28 said:
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Mine was an ACL, non-contact. Followed by swelling and immobility.

If you got rolled into, it could be a million different things. I wouldn't dick around and hope it goes away in a few weeks.


Aww fuck. I felt like I could go back in and then it just go worse and worse until it was basically stiff this morning. I guess I'll call my insurance and see what my options are.
Rest, ice, compression, elevation (rice)  
ImThatGuy : 3/14/2017 1:54 pm : link
Do that fairly often and take some nsaids. Go to an orthopedist and get an Rx for physical therapy. Do some physical therapy for about 6-8 weeks and if no noticeable improvement I suggest you get an MRI.

Thing is even if the mri shows there is some damage you may not want to operate, but that's for the surgeon and u to decide.

How's that for BBI medical advice?
I've  
phil in arizona : 3/14/2017 2:03 pm : link
been suffering from tendonitis off and on (mostly on) for years. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a slight tear in there somewhere.

Anyway, I've been drinking tart (sour) cherry juice daily (not Ocean Spray, the one from the health food aisle). Haven't had any knee pain in a while. My uncle, who works construction, swears by it as well.

If you think you are really hurt definitely go to a doctor or a physical therapist, but I can't recommend this enough.
I busted my knee last weekend.  
Bchurch : 3/14/2017 2:49 pm : link
Slipped on wet ground and felt a pop. Right side of left knee. I kept it elevated for rest of the day and iced it. When I woke up the next morning I couldn't bend the knee and it hurt when I tried to bend. No pain when it was straight. Went to the doctor and they didn't think it was torn because there was limited swelling, they recommended that I get a leg brace from thigh to shin and check back in a week. 6 days later and the pain is almost gone.

My recommendation would be to go to your doctor and get a brace. The less you move it the quicker it will heal. Good luck!
I have a torn meniscus  
5BowlsSoon : 3/14/2017 5:44 pm : link
X Ray doesn't show that in case you were wondering, so I needed an MRI. I was in pain for weeks until I finally went to ortho who called in the MRI. I decided not to have surgery, but instead got a cortisone shot and physical therapy. I've been managing quite nicely with that.

Not sure what might be your problem so I think you need an expert to evaluate you and do some tests to figure it out. Good hunting.
you can  
well...bye TC : 3/14/2017 5:47 pm : link
get the MRI asap or risk walking with a painful limp for the rest of your days. Your call...
As a guy who's had 2 ACL reconstructions, and a meniscus tear,  
drkenneth : 3/14/2017 6:44 pm : link
and needs a knee replacement- Don't mess around. Get an MRI. ACLs are strange...
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