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Offline Enviuse

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Possible ACL?
« on: June 30, 2013, 07:36:40 PM »
I was playing football and I jumped, landing awkwardly on my right leg,
I heard a pop and immidiately fell to the ground.
Tryig to get up I felt that I had no stability and could barely walk.
At the time I could not bend my leg or straighten it all the way. I thought nothing of this and could
Still play whilst bearing the pain. I thought it was a sprain or something similar.
The next day when I tried to get up I felt the most exhausting pain in my leg.
I could barely walk and now there was an even greater pain when tryig to straighten or bend my leg.
It also was very swollen.
It has now 2 weeks since the injury and I feel it has gradually got better. I can walk without pain and there is no longer a swelling. I can now also bend my leg inwards completely without feeling any pain, however when I try to straighten it with pressure I can feel some pain on the back of my knee.
Also when I turn my leg inwards and upper thigh outwards I feel even more pain.
All the pain is on the side and back side of my knee.

I hope someone can understand what I wrote :P and help me with identifying my problem.
I still have not been to the doctor, as I thought it would recover in a couple of weeks.

Sorry if this is in the wrong section. Thanks :)

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Re: Possible ACL?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 08:19:26 PM »
Hi Enviuse

Nobody on this webpage can identify with the information that you have given -  It`s vital that you let a qualified doctor have a look at your knee


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Re: Possible ACL?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 01:35:48 AM »
Hello Enviuse,

Given the symptoms you describe, it's really important that you see a doctor and get a proper assessment for your knee. The fact that you specifically note that you heard a pop and subsequently lacked stability in the knee is a red flag as these are both typically indicators that you have ligament damage. However, you can't know for sure if this is the case (and if it is, which ligaments you've damaged) without seeing a medical professional.

Don't leave this any longer. If you have compromised the ACL or another ligament, you could be doing further damage without even realising it. You need to find out what's wrong in order to know how to treat your injury going forward.
Mar 11: R Biceps femoris tear (skiing)
Jul 10: ACLr (hamstring autograft)
Mar 10: L ACL rupture (skiing)
Feb 06: L partial ACL tear (kickboxing)
Dec 03: R bone edema (motorbike)
Jan 01: R patellar chip (motorbike)
May 93: R ACL sprain (hockey)
Ongoing: bilateral PFS and OA