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Old 01-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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Sprained my knee...

On Sunday, I slipped on muddy grass, fell, and sprained my knee (all while already at urgent care, as sad a that is! My friend had sprained her ankle, so I went with her, and she forgot her insurance card in the car, so I was running out to get it when this happened...

So anyway, my knee kills! (Right now, I'd put it around a 7/10)...

It mainly hurts on the inner side (MCL area), but the pain does go around my patellae towards the other side.

I saw a doctor at urgent care who put me in an immobilizer and told me to see a sports/orthopedic doctor this week. I called and made an appointment as soon as I could, but unfortunately, the soonest appointment that was available was Friday (which is now thankfully just a day away)!

Bending or straightening my knee too much hurts, and it feels a bit unstable a well. There's little to no swelling, but for me, that's normal as I rarely swell any significant amount (even after tearing my ankle ligaments to the point of needing surgery to fix them, there was only a little swelling -- just to give you an idea).

Ugh.

I hope I didn't mess my knee up too bad! I'm only 22, and I'm supposed to go back to school on Monday, and classes start Tuesday. I can't be hobbling around campus too much!

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:38 PM   #2
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Re: Sprained my knee...

If you sprained your mcl, there aren't many options besides wearing a brace and waiting for the ligament to heal. I have sprained my mcl several times (twice it was a grade two sprain) and the orthopedic surgeon said to wear a hinged knee brace and wait for it to heal (approximately 4-6 weeks). He said it is extremely rare to do surgery even if the mcl is completely torn.

You could have some kneecap issues as well. Depending what the kneecap problem may be, there could be surgical options to fix that. I'm sure conservative treatments will be tried first.

I am dealing with a lateral collateral ligament sprain right now, so I can relate to your pain. I hope your appointment goes well on Friday.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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Re: Sprained my knee...

Yeah...it feels similar to when I had a minor tear in my meniscus as well...hopefully it's not that though!!

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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Re: Sprained my knee...

I can relate to the meniscus tear as well. I had a fairly complex tear of my medial meniscus a few years ago. Good luck!

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:33 PM   #5
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Re: Sprained my knee...

Thanks.

Right now I'm in so much pain I feel sick to my stomach...and earlier I was close to tears...so I can't wait to get this dealt with!

 
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Re: Sprained my knee...

I would be interested to know what you find out.

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:22 PM   #7
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Re: Sprained my knee...

I'll be sure to post what the doctor says.

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:19 AM   #8
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Re: Sprained my knee...

She said it's hard to tell because of my pain level and limited ROM, but it could be a meniscus tear or MCL tear. I have to use crutches and go back in a week.

 
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Re: Sprained my knee...

Hopefully, you will get more information next week. Did she talk about having an mri done?

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:34 AM   #10
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Re: Sprained my knee...

She didn't want to do an mri just yet.

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:05 PM   #11
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Re: Sprained my knee...

So I got a new brace from Dicks. The ones at home weren't cutting it (uber uncomfortable)...I got the Mueller HG80. It was half price ($30), and it's wicked comfortable and with good support!!

 
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:24 AM   #12
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Ugh. When I was packing to go back to school yesterday, I twisted and popped my knee...so I called my doctor and they bumped my appointment from Friday to today.

 
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Re: Sprained my knee...

I hope your appointment goes well today. Please post an update.

 
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:57 AM   #14
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Re: Sprained my knee...

Thanks. I will.

 
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:45 PM   #15
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Re: Sprained my knee...

Well the doctor pretty much said nothing.

She said continue wearing the brace and using crutches, and trying to start partial weight bearing this week and weaning off the crutches by next week. Also go to PT.

She refused to even entertain the possibility of a torn anything because I'm not swollen...even though I rarely swell much if at all...and she wouldn't listen to me when I tried saying that.

 
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