Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
On and off for the last few years, my left knee area has been sore. It'd be sore for a few days-a week at the most, and I'd have trouble bending it, then it would go away.
About a month ago, it got real sore-worst it's ever been, and it stayed that way for a month, and then, about 3 weeks ago, it swelled up, which never had happened before.
Finally went into the doc a week ago, and he had me get an MRI. He also gave me an anti-inflammatory to get the swelling down. It's felt much better since then. But got the results of the MRI this morning-torn ACL. DAMN!
So I'm gonna have to go see a specialist, and most likely, have surgery to repair the ACL. Can't start the process next week-going to be traveling from Saturday through next Friday (taking the youngest to meet Mickey for the first time), so when I get back, I have to see what's in store.
I'd like to say I tore it doing a high-flying LeBron-like slam dunk or something, but I have a severe case of "White Man's Syndrome", and can't elevate like that. Honestly, I don't have the first clue how I did it!
Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
best of luck.
you should talk to your doctor about active rehabilitation. joints have a strong tendency to heal alot better when they have to do a bit of work and tend to heal or recover badly when not being moved at all.
depending on the result, try to get an individually adjusted knee orthosis, these things work like magic and allow fast recovery. make sure to see more than one doctor, knees are one of the things where any problem that does not cure perfectly will chase you forever.
Charlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1156 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2120 times:
Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter): I'd like to say I tore it doing a high-flying LeBron-like slam dunk or something, but I have a severe case of "White Man's Syndrome", and can't elevate like that. Honestly, I don't have the first clue how I did it!
Those damn lawn care injuries
I know a guy that went through this same thing,his only regret was not having the surgery sooner,said it was a world of difference..best of luck with it
Ditto . . . I grow more and more weary of practitioners of modern medicine, including surgeons, but I'm sure these guys will do this efficiently (it seems to be a more prevalent injury nowadays - we've all seen people bounce back from a bum or torn ACL - Rod Woodson anyone?).