I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby DropEmJayBird on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:10 pm

Go to a physical therapist. In PA, you get 30 days direct access where you don't need a script. Find a hot PT and go visit her, she will do all the tests and give you a quick suggestion. That way you'll be sure if you need to go see an ortho doc or somethin.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:06 pm

Loaf-the swelling was gone by this am. And my knee improved through the day. Still getting it checked.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby PghSkins on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:36 pm

RG3 is a Pens fan, too? This dude seriously walks on water.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby yubb on Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:39 am

When I blew mine out I had three doctor's visits.

First to my general practicioner or whatever it's called. He recommended a specialist. So then I went to a knee/orthopedic specialist. He recommended an MRI. So then I go get the MRI and I had an ACL tear. So I'm not sure if there's a way to skip one of those steps or what, but it'd be nice to go straight to the MRI. The MRI costs over a grand, btw. I think in the neighborhood of $1500. I should've gone to school to be a radiologist.

My pain and swelling lasted several days.

What you really want to avoid is miniscus damage. That can't be repaired. They can cut away the damaged part, but they can't put any back. I left my ACL torn and wear a knee brace for hockey, but leave it off for everything else (basketball, soccer, motorcycling, weight training, etc.).
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby mac5155 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:48 am

WELL?!!? THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING US
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Admin on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:57 am

mac5155 wrote:WELL?!!? THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING US

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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:58 am

lli has already been cryogenically frozen
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:14 pm

I just got back. Relax! LOL

Pulled hamstring. Rest, heating pad, compression shorts or wrap. No high impact workouts for 3 - 4 weeks. Pilates workouts are fine (Doc was happy I was doing Pilates), kettlebell workouts fine. Can do some light walking on a treadmill, or low intensity biking on a stationary bike.

Told me I had arthritis in both knees. Told him I used to run, a lot, back in the day before good street running shoes were available. He said he's seen a lot of that in people "our age". He also told me I barely have a meniscus left in either knee. Wear and tear and arthritis taking its' toll.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:18 pm

Oh, and when I was getting my x-rays, on the shelf was a box of "Fig Leaf Gonad Shields". I started laughing, almost ruined the x-ray.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby canaan on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:34 pm

llipgh2 wrote:Oh, and when I was getting my x-rays, on the shelf was a box of "Fig Leaf Gonad Shields". I started laughing, almost ruined the x-ray.

did you ask for some for admin?
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Rylan on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:37 pm

Good to hear lli. Glad it was only a minor problem rather than than a knee injury. :fist:
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Admin on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:39 pm

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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby yubb on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:40 pm

Rylan wrote:Good to hear lli. Glad it was only a minor problem rather than than a knee injury. :fist:


I don't think having hardly any miniscus left in either knee is a minor problem. I think that's worse than having an ACL tear.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Rylan on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:44 pm

yubb wrote:
Rylan wrote:Good to hear lli. Glad it was only a minor problem rather than than a knee injury. :fist:


I don't think having hardly any miniscus left in either knee is a minor problem. I think that's worse than having an ACL tear.


I was referring to the hammie issue. The miniscus issue was there no matter what. I'd rather have no surgery than reconstruction surgery
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:47 pm

yubb wrote:
Rylan wrote:Good to hear lli. Glad it was only a minor problem rather than than a knee injury. :fist:


I don't think having hardly any miniscus left in either knee is a minor problem. I think that's worse than having an ACL tear.


Actually, the doctor was pretty matter of fact when telling me and didn't seem too concerned. He said as long as I wasn't having pain, or any mobility issues, no need to do anything. Probably because they can't.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Hockeynut! on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:50 pm

llipgh2 wrote:compression shorts or wrap.


I told you. Duct tape.
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