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    Dude wheres my guads? skinnyone's Avatar
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    Skinnyone down and out :(

    short version - Knee strain from landing awkwardly while playing basketball.

    Long version..

    I was playing hoops yesterday and driving to the basket, got turned around, laded on my heel, knee flexed and falling backwards. Seemed like something popped out and popped back in. Pain was pretty bad momentarily and it felt like the leg just went numb. Iced the knee, limped around to the car and went to the ER. I wanted to know if I tore a ligament or if it was something I had to immobilize the knee for. My knee felt pretty unstable when I tried to do anything that put sideways torque on it.

    The doc thinks that my knee cap popped out of the patella tendon and then back in. The x-rays seems to indicate no ligament damage. Knee strain is the diagnosis. The knee is swollen on the front and I have trouble straightening the knee completely. Flexed is no problem. Surprisingly the tops of my calves hurt too. Perhaps from the inability to stretch the leg.

    Anyway, the doc says ibuprofen, ice and rest is all that can be done. Hoping to be back on the bike soon. I think I am bidding aideu to skiing at least this season. Volleyball is next on the chopping block.
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    Join the pain club, buddy. Sorry to hear that. I'm glad there doesn't seem to be any major damage, though. That's good.

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    Yeah.. lot more swelling today though. First time I am missing time due to injury. This is going to be tough.

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    Just spend more time with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Just spend more time with us.
    Deal..

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    No ligament or cartilage damage? Say 11 Hail Marys, STFU and take the friggin Advil. I've had two knee operations, a scope and an ACL reconstruction, and now @ age 51 my knee is arthritic. A knee strain is the best possible news your doctor could have ever given you. Hope it feels better. And I'm sure you can ride your bicycle very soon.

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    ouch, good luck with healing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    No ligament or cartilage damage? Say 11 Hail Marys, STFU and take the friggin Advil. I've had two knee operations, a scope and an ACL reconstruction, and now @ age 51 my knee is arthritic. A knee strain is the best possible news your doctor could have ever given you. Hope it feels better. And I'm sure you can ride your bicycle very soon.
    Good to know pcaddy. I am munching on advil like popcorn.

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    ouch, good luck with healing up.
    thanks man..

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    I would take 600 mg Ibuprofen 3x daily (that's (3) 200 mg tabs, three times each day. ). That's the prescription dosage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I would take 600 mg Ibuprofen 3x daily (that's (3) 200 mg tabs, three times each day. ). That's the prescription dosage.
    Yeah thats what the doc said.

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    I'm glad your ACL is ok. ^^

    Get well soon and get back on your bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GodsBassist View Post
    I'm glad your ACL is ok. ^^

    Get well soon and get back on your bike!
    Thanks.. Is that Arlington, MA?

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    Ouch.

    Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    thanks.. Is that arlington, ma?
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    That'll teach ya not to do any kind of non-bike exercise.

    So did you sustain this injury while dunking on Obama or what?
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    sorry, skinnee - feel better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    sorry, skinnee - feel better!
    thanks man
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    That'll teach ya not to do any kind of non-bike exercise.

    So did you sustain this injury while dunking on Obama or what?
    Yeah really what was I thinking playing basketball. I always hurt my ankle or something playin ball.


    Dunk over that dude? No chance..

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    Just use your mojo to heal faster.
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    Glad it wasn't worse, get well soon!
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    Awww Feel better, skinny. I hope you stretched and warmed up before you played. Glad that there is not permanent damage. ((hugs))
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I would take 600 mg Ibuprofen 3x daily (that's (3) 200 mg tabs, three times each day. ). That's the prescription dosage.
    My doc said 800mg 4x/day, do I get HTFU points?
    ...

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    Oh, ouch! That sucks, I'm sorry! Take it easy and heal up quickly, now.

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    Geez, that sucks! Heal up fast and well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    ...I think I am bidding aideu to skiing at least this season. Volleyball is next on the chopping block.
    Good idea.

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    You made the cycling gods angry by playing a silly ball sport.

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    Hope you get better soon.

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