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Knee Injuries

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by ORD_Buckeye, May 24, 2019.

  1. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    After a largely injury-free life, my luck has run out. I woke up with a sore knee the morning after playing squash. Pain didn't go away, so a few days later I went to a specialist. He thinks it's either a sprained or torn meniscus in my knee and has scheduled an MRI. He's a former team doctor for Northwestern (insert jokes now) and an adjunct at U of C, so I'm sure he knows this kind of thing pretty well. Right now, I've got the immobilizing brace and am walking like a pirate pending the MRI and subsequent course of action.

    So, anyone who's been down this path want to let me benefit from your experiences?
  2. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    All of us eventually reach an age where we stop identifying our knees by "left" and "right" and instead as "my good knee" and "my bad knee."
    NFBuck, Jake, Jagdaddy and 7 others like this.
  3. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    As explained to me... when you turn the bend at 50, the elasticity fades.. so tearing cartilage / meniscus becomes common... just a matter of deal with it or operate
    I was told... deal with it until it inhibits movement...
    By just about everyone at 50 has tears in the knees and shoulders.. from the beating we've done to it over a lifetime...

    They got the scoping down pat for knees; shoulder recovery is still miserable.
    A wizard doctor told me... you only have one time to let it heal right... but we have lots of times when you don't.. so that's my words of wisdom

    My youngest was getting pounded on drives as a varsity point guard cuz he was too skinny
    so I set him up with a trainer who packed on 20+ pounds... ALL in the legs.. amazing difference
    So Dad thought I should work on my legs again (squats) since it did great things for him... legs have always been pretty strong muscle wise
    BUT... then the elasticity thingy... and voila... my warranties have expired and I never got manufacturer recall notices... first knee - fixed... year later - next one..
    Buckeyeskickbuttocks likes this.
  4. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Pretty sure this doesn't help you in the least bit, but here you go.

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  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Rub some dirt on it Alice
    NFBuck, OHSportsFan, BB73 and 9 others like this.
  6. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Fortunately my knees are still good, but, that said there's been at least 3 times in the last 6 months that the mere act of trying to stand up from my recliner has produced pain in my right knee sufficient to drop me like a stone. First time it happened I was sure I had torn my ACL. But, after a few minutes I was up and walking just fine. Has happened a couple times since, but to this date, I'm walking fine after the acute pain goes away... which is only a few minutes, maybe 10 to 15.
  7. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Careful BKB... that was my warning sign... sometimes the tears start to fold over... that's when the pain and inhibited movement happens
    then the flaps settle back where they're supposed to be and you're fine..
    it's when the flaps get big enuf they wedge in there and prohibit full range

    I'd err on preventative maintenance and see an ortho now... just in case.. altho he'll tell you there are tears... everyone has 'em... you're walking... "Rub some dirt on it Alice"

    When they scoped my first knee... I was thinking "they do this in CFB or NFL on a Tuesday and the guy plays on Saturday"
    so I pushed it too... cuz I'm tough.. right? wrong... and you're stupid... almost tore it again...
  8. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    I've never given it a second thought, but considering it now, squash may just about be the worst thing for a 50ish guy's knees other than maybe skiing. All the torque and lateral pressure finally got to me. I really hope I don't have to give it up. It's the only competitive sport that I still play, and I don't want to be 50 year old trying to play basketball guy.
    NJ-Buckeye likes this.
  9. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Dirt is for pussies. If I decide to heal it myself, I'll do it like a man and rub some ground up glass on it.
  10. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Pain is your body desperately trying to tell you something: "Have another drink."
  11. ExpatAkronite

    ExpatAkronite Cascadia Subduction Zone

    I found a brace helps considerably--and most of the icy hot type ointments are a waste of money. I did just start looking into CBD oil though...
    buckeyebri and Crump's brother like this.
  12. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie/ Rehoboth Strangler

    CBD gummies have worked wonders on my feet and ankles which have had countless injuries and arthritis. I'm 42, btw.

    Obviously get it taken care of, let it heal and be as light as you can. I'm eating 2 CBD gummies a day and rarely feel pain, whereas before I felt it in every step.
    Buckeyeskickbuttocks and Thump like this.
  13. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

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  14. Taosman

    Taosman Flatten the Curve

    Tore a miniscus skiing. Was painful as hell for 6 months. Was lucky I didn't completely blow it up as just the one leg fell into a hole left by a snowboarder. Learning to ski in Vermont was an excercise in pain management. You fall on one hip the first day and try to fall on the other non-hematoma hip the next. I got good though.
    NJ-Buckeye likes this.
  15. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Hold on, I might be able to find a GIF or two for that. Be right back...

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