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Offline erthwmn72

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Strain or tear?
« on: December 21, 2008, 07:18:59 AM »
Ok so about two weeks ago I was doing jumping jacks when Ihear an incredibly loug snap/pop and it feels like my knee has bent sideways.I'm in incredible pain,can't put wait on it or it feels like it wants to bend sideways then pop backwards.There is alot of swelling.I have no insurance and can't afford any dr bills.So I do the RICE method.Two weeks later I can walk on it carefully since sometimes it feels like it wants to bend back to far and almost like a rotating feeling ??? I can't bend/kick the leg back but half way at a 90 degree angle and can't fully extend it forward.Also I feel a tightness and like theres a soggy sock in the knee like behind the knee cap and theres still some slight swelling.Anyways I was wondering if it sounds more like a strain or does it sound like a tear? Any feed back would be GREATLY appreciated,I have 5 kids and need to be able to keep up.If it's just a strain is there anything I can do at home to help the healing process?Thank you.

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Re: Strain or tear?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 02:26:57 PM »
Hi

Hi - there is no quick solution - you must go and visit your Doctor and perhaps a MRI scan will establish if there is any damage to your knee....

My best advice is not to leave it - the problem will not go away.

Best wishes

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Re: Strain or tear?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 02:56:25 PM »
I have to agree with John its best to get it looked at properly I injured my knee over 14 months ago and its stil not right and will get my 1st form of treatment next month.

My PT told me sometimes if you leave knee problems too long you end up having problems all your life so best get it looked at by your GP who will refer you to a OS-Consultant if he/she thinks you need to see one which I think will happen with the condition of your knee.

Good luck with the appointment when you booked it.

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Re: Strain or tear?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2008, 06:21:53 PM »

Hi,

I injured my knee in July when I turned on it. I should have seen an orthopedic surgeon straight away!

On the NHS I had to wait till 29 Oct, to finally have surgery for a 'band of tissue' (called a plica) to be shaved (as it was swollen).

GPs tell you to just "put ICE on it", whereas you should be seeing a specialist straight away + MRI scans to confirm what it might be asap!!

Good Luck.
 


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