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

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:25 am

I was jogging for the bus. I wasn't in a full sprint or anything like that.

In mid run, I heard a "crack" and felt a pop, and a sudden rush of pain.

I was in a lot of pain when lifting my leg in a bending motion, to climb or go down stairs. There was some swelling in the back of the knee, and a bit of instability.

This morning the swelling is gone, pain is greatly reduced. But still having difficulty/instability going up and down the stairs. Walking with a bit of a limp, because I'm not putting full weight on the knee (left knee).

So, LGP "doctors", does it sound like an ACL? If the knee improves over the next few days, I'll let it go. But if it doesn't, I'll go to a doctor. But I want to at least have a general idea of what it might be going in.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby count2infinity on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:27 am

I would just go to the doctor now...
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:28 am

I hate going to the doctor.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:28 am

You probably don't want to jog there though.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby canaan on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:28 am

yeah, i would just bite the bullet and get it looked it.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Rylan on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:28 am

I would get it looked at. The instability is a big issue and is cause for concern. The pop/crack sound is also generally synonymous with a tear. But I highly recommend getting it checked out
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby canaan on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:28 am

you dont want any permanent damage to your knee meat.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby count2infinity on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:29 am

llipgh2 wrote:I hate going to the doctor.


I do too, but if something is wrong, something is wrong. You can't just ignore it and hope it goes away.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Rylan on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:30 am

canaan wrote:you dont want any permanent damage to your knee meat.


Doesn't have the same ring..
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:30 am

It sounds more ACL than LCL. Rub some dirt on it, you'll be fine.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby newarenanow on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:30 am

Don't care if you don't like the doctor. I don't think anyone does. Get it checked. Could save a lot of headaches in the future if something is really wrong.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:30 am

I'll schedule something, because I doubt I'll get an appointment right away. So if it gets better I can cancel it.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:30 am

count2infinity wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:I hate going to the doctor.


I do too, but if something is wrong, something is wrong. You can't just ignore it and hope it goes away.


Lets not get ahead of ourselves there. As long as my man parts don't start burning, thats exactly how i deal with it.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby canaan on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:31 am

count2infinity wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:I hate going to the doctor.


I do too, but if something is wrong, something is wrong. You can't just ignore it and hope it goes away.

c2i's source: that rash he had
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby count2infinity on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:32 am

Fun fact: c2i did go to the doctor for a "rash" at the age of 14.

Spoiler:
it was eczema... no cure :(
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Rylan on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:32 am

llipgh2 wrote:I'll schedule something, because I doubt I'll get an appointment right away. So if it gets better I can cancel it.


With joints I would recommend against the whole if it goes away thing. Your body will natural reduce swelling and major pain over time. That doesn't mean its better.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:32 am

go to the liquor store. get a bottle of nice bourbon. go to wal mart and get about 3 boxes of cotton swabs, an exacto knife, some fishing line and duct tape. drink the bottle and go to town.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby DocEmrick on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:33 am

Amputate, that'll fix the torn ligament.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby canaan on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:34 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:go to the liquor store. get a bottle of nice bourbon. go to wal mart and get about 3 boxes of cotton swabs, an exacto knife, some fishing line and duct tape. drink the bottle and go to town.

shes supposed to get drunk and make a diorama? seems like strange advice.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:38 am

it works every time
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby Admin on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:39 am

Lance Armstrong says it's a torn ACL:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/45499 ... r-running/
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:41 am

i tore my acl - it sounds like when you take a bendy straw and yank on the accordion section - several very audible pops. you more or less just fall over as if nothing caused it. it was the worst pain i think ive ever been in.

at first its too swollen up to tell much of anything, but after the swelling goes down you can actually feel that its missing.

if you sit on a chair with your knees bent at a 90 degree angle you can push up and in from behind your knee. on a normal knee, you will feel the acl and it will stop you from pushing further before your stretched skin will. on the bad knee you will be able to push up further in.
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:42 am

Pffft, Lance Armstrong is a doper. What does he know?
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby canaan on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:42 am

more about fitness than anyone on the board? :pop:
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Re: I think I injured my ACL (or maybe LCL)?

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:43 am

canaan wrote:more about fitness than anyone on the board? :pop:


I guess I should have put a smiley face...it was a joke.
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