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Offline misshilde

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Re: Hyperextending
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2006, 05:25:57 PM »
Hello ladies..yes those machines are loud..luckily I did a wide open MRI, so I wasn't even in the machine..just my knee...counted ceiling tiles....let me clarify things a bit..at first..my knee wouldn't straighten..in 1999 I was also told to not hyperextend, but over the years this felt really weird..as I was walking and standing on a bent leg when it was in fact straight,,,this time the PT is trying to fix that..straighening (15 min)it bacwards hurts..I can't even move it afterwards unless we jiggle it loose, but now my knee looks and feels better overall..so take your time..straighten it little by little it has taken me ..what..7 years..so!...you.might not want to wait that long, but remember some pain is to be expected..good luck...

Hilde
born with bad knee
83 patella ligament pierced by iceicle
84 50%  hamstring rip
86 lateral meniscus tear
more dance 
99 menisectomy(finally)
more dance
patellar & quad tendontis
05 LR, bonespur removal, general clean out, stage 4 OA
oct 06 illiophoas release( hip ok) but knee still bad...

Offline sarah81

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Re: Hyperextending
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2006, 09:44:23 AM »
Now I am really confused!

I didn't even know my leg was hyperextending! I am pretty sure if it is it can't be by much

straighening (15 min)it bacwards hurts..I can't even move it afterwards unless we jiggle it loose, but now my knee looks and feels better overall..so take your time..straighten it little by little

By straightening it backwards do you mean making it what would be straight on a normal leg?
See for me, I try and avoid straightening it at all, so I always keep it bent (the right way, not hyperextended)

Honestly, every week I get more and more confused about what is wrong with my knee! :-\

Sarah x

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Re: Hyperextending
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2006, 05:53:18 PM »
Ok Sarah, when You stand,,are your legs straight?? good leg...if you you in mirror sideways, you hip , knee and ankle is lined up..as in a straight line? this is what's normal for most..if you look at mine..it looks like a bow( as in bow and arrows)..my good legs goes back minus 4 off the center line, my bad  minus 1-2....this is what hyperextending is..if you can't straighten to 0, you have problem ..like I said before both legs should be pretty equal...bad leg should match good leg


notice how her leg bows..knee lower than foot...hyperexetion

hilde
« Last Edit: January 26, 2006, 05:58:01 PM by misshilde »
born with bad knee
83 patella ligament pierced by iceicle
84 50%  hamstring rip
86 lateral meniscus tear
more dance 
99 menisectomy(finally)
more dance
patellar & quad tendontis
05 LR, bonespur removal, general clean out, stage 4 OA
oct 06 illiophoas release( hip ok) but knee still bad...

Offline sarah81

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Re: Hyperextending
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2006, 09:15:48 AM »
Hmmm, it definately doesn't look as much as in the pic you included, although I can see maybe it is happening a bit - on both legs, which makes me think maybe my knees just hyperextend a little bit naturally.

Thanks for all the answers and info!

Sarah  :D

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Re: Hyperextending
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2006, 04:58:49 PM »
Sarah...just take your time..healing takes time and there is unfortunately pain involved, but slowly but surely your body ajusts and you'll be fine..eventually....good luck..

hilde :)
born with bad knee
83 patella ligament pierced by iceicle
84 50%  hamstring rip
86 lateral meniscus tear
more dance 
99 menisectomy(finally)
more dance
patellar & quad tendontis
05 LR, bonespur removal, general clean out, stage 4 OA
oct 06 illiophoas release( hip ok) but knee still bad...















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