bone bruise (knee)
I injured my knee about 7 weeks ago rock climbing in the mountains. It wasn't physically hit but rather injured by a "torquing" motion when losing my grip and slipping. I knew I injured it somehow but had to hike out the following 2 days. The pain actually wasn't that bad and really only hurt alot on down hill sections or steps. After returning home I figured I had just sprained it and would push through the moderate pain. Well.....after about 7 days of doing much more then I should have it started to swell and hurt much more. The pain and swelling is on the inner side of my right knee and I started to notice a click with movement. I went to the ortho. and had a MRI done, when the results came back he said it was good news and only a bone bruise that should take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks to heal. I've been following all his instructions......staying off it, taking vitamins and only started swimming and light bike riding when the swelling went down and when I regained a little mobility. Still something just doesn't seem right. My questions are:
- Can a click in your knee be related to a bone bruise?
- Can you re-aggravate a healing (2 months) bone bruise and make matters worse? Pain has been my guide. It was a 9 on the hardcore pain meter and now I'd say it's a good 5. Aching, stiffness, weakness and clicking are still my symptoms.
Anybody out there gone through, going through or famialiar with this debilitating little injury????? Somebody encourage me please!
Last edited by NICAfiend; 06-29-2011 at 06:03 PM.