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Offline ancienthr

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« on: January 14, 2005, 08:23:52 PM »
Hi there.  I'm lost in no-insurance land and don't know where to turn.  Blew out my knee dancing: twist, pop, buckle.  Been on crutches for 6 weeks while dealing with a nightmare of a free clinic.  Doc said I could have a meniscal or MCL tear.  Waiting to get an MRI, but trying to get off crutches in the interim as she said I couldn't exacerbate the injury by doing so.  

I'm trying to do physical therapy by stretching and attempting to walk, but have little knowledge and no instruction.  Since I've begun the exercises, my knee has swelled back up.  Do I stop?  Is this OK?  Do I take higher doses of OTC inflammatories?

Please, if anyone can recommend any free specialist resources, pt information sites, or general advice, I'd be most grateful.  It seems like a lot of participants on this message board can understand the immense frustration and fear of a knee injury and no insurance.


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Re: Help!
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2005, 02:24:44 AM »
Hmm... well I don't live near you I live in Canada so I can't suggest any clinics.  Check out the exercise section on this site .  Until you really know what's wrong with your knee it's hard to say what you should and should not be doing. Mostly i'd say keep taking it easy and keep taking antiinflammatory drugs as well as using ice.
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