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Damnit, my KNEE!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by orbit, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. orbit

    orbit Regular Member

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    Went to check the PO Box last week. Crouched down and.... POP!
    I felt something pop toward my outer knee. I stood up and it popped
    back in. Was sore the next day, but was doing ok.

    5 days later I went to take a picture of my kids. Did the same stupid
    crouch-down and this time... a real nice painful "POP!!!"

    Great. Barely made it back to the truck. Went in to ER. x-rays showed
    nothing. I need to schedule an MRI, but can't right now. Got some ibuprofen
    and muscle relaxer. Feeling better but, not great. It's sore, but not terrible.

    Man... I forgot how much an injury can take out of you. Can't wait for it
    to get better... I hope it's not a constant problem.
     
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  2. MaxWeber

    MaxWeber Regular Member

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    OK
    I am no medical expert, but consider this...
    by the way, not knowing your age / sex / race / Body mass index etc..
    it is hard to diagnose, but feel free to pm me if you like.
    1). it might be a ligament / cartridge damage (torn or otherwise),
    this can happen to sports stars / peole who are very fit by over exerting themselves or by a simple twist to the lower leg, and it is also not helpfull if you are carring a few extra pounds if your are not that fit.
    2). possiblity of rheumatoid arthritis,
    - check the history in your family as it is generic -
    and if it is this, then take some medication which will strengthen
    the tissue etc... near the knee.
    In the UK and ireland, we have
    GLUCOSAMINE AND CHONDROITIN
    which acts as rebuilders to improve the knee's performance,
    but it is NOT a painkiller as such.
    (ibuprofen and other muscle relaxers can ease the pain,
    but it is an anti imflammatory, and is sometimes sore on the stomach,
    but there are more targetted, specific pain killers which you can get,
    which may also be cheaper and more effective).

    Hope you get better soon, and if it continues over a few weeks,
    then get it checked out, in case it gets worse, simple advise i know,
    but do GET IT CHECKED OUT BY A MEDIC.

    Good Luck
     
  3. havokb8

    havokb8 Guest

    Ya destroying your knee sucks happened to me playing basketball 2 years ago i think it will never feel the same
     
  4. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    Sucks dude... I tore ACL from my knee ********ing twice. Waiting for an operation right now...
     
  5. alexandraM

    alexandraM Junior Member

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    i bet it's meniscus damage.
    i'm pretty sure my clunking when bending knee is a meniscus tear
    outer tears can be healed but hopefully you get an answer after mri
     
  6. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Was that your LOW KNEE? . . . or your HINEY? (lol!) :D