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Knee injury question - May 23, 2008, 06:22 PM

I'm just wondering if anyone has had this happen...

I crashed at the Lyle day at Summit on April 17. I knew I banged my knee pretty good cause it swelled up and hurt. I didn't think anything of it and rode the rest of the day.

Fast forward a month... There's still a bit of swelling on the lower left side of my right kneecap, right along the joint line (hard, well defined swollen patch running from the kneecap to the bone). It was kinda painful for the first week, but then quit. I waited like 3 weeks before lifting legs again. I have this issue doing things half way, so the first day, I lunged around a basketball court. The next day, I noticed it, but not enough to concern me. Wednesday, I hopped on a treadmill and ran a few miles (at an indicated 9mph (!!)). It's a far cry from what I've been able to do, but I was quite happy having not run since last September. In any case, my knee was a bit stiff the next morning. Also, every now and then, there's this weird icy-hot sensation around my kneecap. I have no instability issues and putting serious strain on it causes little to no discomfort.

Any thoughts? btw, I have serious issues telling if something is a bad, something's broken pain, or if it's just a minor annoyance.


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May 23, 2008, 07:32 PM

If your knee cap, tibia, or femur were broken, you would know and the pain would intensify with load bearing exercises.

You likely have a hematoma or other soft tissue damage that will be exacerbated by increased activity and blood flow to the area. There also exists the possibility or some meniscus cartilidge damage.

In eithercase, rest and light activity would be the perscribed treatment. If it is meniscus damage and the torn portion is not absorbed or presents a rough edge, endoscopic surgery to clean up the knee will be required. Outpatient procedure and light rest so that is not a big one.

RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) with Heat rotated in every other one.
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my knee is still sore from my wreck...i think it's been almost 3 weeks now. Still plenty swollen, some days are worse than others


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You could have bruised the Patella, it takes FOREVER to get better. I have had 6 knee surgeries so, believe me I know. Mine actually started with an injury and thent he back side of the Patella had some imperfections that caused the swelling to always remain, not good as they need to clean off the backside. Hope it's not your problem.

Blackhatch, I was doing a rolling burn out a few years ago and ended up slipping off the footpeg. Yup, jammed my leg into the pavement and it hurt like sht. Go to the Dr. and they say no problem, but me being a pro of injuries knew something was not right. 2 weeks later I get a call and they tell me I cracked the top of my tibia, told em to fk off as I was already done limping, ahahaha. But you cam have a break and think it's nothing that major.

Go to the Dr., be safe. Knees are nothing to play with!!


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i tweaked mine a few weeks back and am still nursing it back to 100% - i'd say that as long at your lateral (side to side) movement is okay, and no pain, then yea just rest it, it's probably just a good sprain.

but if you have problems with not being able to move it side to side (like if you were cutting or juking while running) then you might have much more serious issues and would def want to get an MRI.




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You could have bruised the Patella, it takes FOREVER to get better. I have had 6 knee surgeries so, believe me I know. Mine actually started with an injury and thent he back side of the Patella had some imperfections that caused the swelling to always remain, not good as they need to clean off the backside. Hope it's not your problem.

Blackhatch, I was doing a rolling burn out a few years ago and ended up slipping off the footpeg. Yup, jammed my leg into the pavement and it hurt like sht. Go to the Dr. and they say no problem, but me being a pro of injuries knew something was not right. 2 weeks later I get a call and they tell me I cracked the top of my tibia, told em to fk off as I was already done limping, ahahaha. But you cam have a break and think it's nothing that major.

Go to the Dr., be safe. Knees are nothing to play with!!
Big difference between break and crack. Still painful but I have played with a stress fracture in my ankle before and the pain delta between that and a break is significant.

You are correct about advising him to just get a doc to check it out or do an MRI.
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Any thoughts? btw, I have serious issues telling if something is a bad, something's broken pain, or if it's just a minor annoyance.
Not on the same level, but I was running around with my dog Max (pretty big dog) and we collided. His head ramed into the side of my knee. I immediately fell to the ground in pain and didn't get up for a good few seconds - just layed there. It was ginger for the rest of the day, and sensitive whenever I ran.

It took a good 3-4 months before it was 100% again... not something you'd noticed day to day, but everyone once in a while I'd do something that kind of hit a nerve.

Next time I do something like that, I'm having it checked out.


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May 27, 2008, 08:09 PM

I blew out my right knee when I was 12 (23 years ago) and it still gives me crap when the weather changes. Damage to connective tissue can stick around a LONG time. Best bet is to see a good specialist and make sure it's healing properly.


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