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Offline warneverchanges

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MCL injury question, please help!
« on: July 22, 2013, 09:07:39 AM »
In 2008, i tore my MCL. It was a grade 2, and I used a full leg brace for 6 weeks and did PT for 8. The doctor told me it was healing nicely and I should be fine. Well, in January of this year, it started hurting again. It got pretty swollen, and sore enough to make me limp. I went back to the doctors and he turned my knee and said it felt loose. So I got x-rays and an MRI done, but both of them were clean. The doctor wrote it off as a grade 1 sprain and prescribed some ibuprofen. The last month or two, it's been hurting again, and like before, it was no reason. It mainly hurts at night, and when I'm bending or walking around a lot. Every once in awhile it gets a little swollen again.

Does anyone know if that's normal, or if my knee just didn't heal right? Or if my doctor was just a moron, and I should try to see someone else  ::)

I haven't tripped, or been knocked down or even overused it, so I don't see how I could have possibly injured it, but I don't have a clue what could be making it hurt like this.

Offline Givney42

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Re: MCL injury question, please help!
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 04:51:28 AM »
What you think as overuse may be different than what your knee thinks. I know mine swells like a stuck pig at night. And that is from being up on my feet much of the day doing the usual daily things. All I can think of is hit the ice at night and elevate. It helps my MCL which is trying to heal along with all the other ligaments I tore. Good luck and healing thoughts.
2/6/13 Motorcycle accident
Torn ACL, MCL, MPFL, multiple fractures of Tibia and fibula at knee.