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bangerjc

Knee pop injury

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So last night I was standing in from of the other teams net and some big goon tried to body check me out I stood my ground and I felt a pop on the outside of my left knee.  Woke up this morning knee is twice the size and can't walk. Buckles at times and can't straighten or bend it. 

 

Went today to hospital got xrays and explained what happened and that it popped.  Doctor says xrays look fine. Take a break off hcokey for a week and that was it. Wtf? No mri? Anyone have an experience with this? From reading online it appears to be my lcl. 

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They should have done an ultrasound (as well as the xray), that will show any tears or disruption / inflammation to the lcl or surrounding tissue. An mri is the next level of resolution if the ultrasound and xray cannot identify the issue.

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22 hours ago, bangerjc said:

So last night I was standing in from of the other teams net and some big goon tried to body check me out I stood my ground and I felt a pop on the outside of my left knee.  Woke up this morning knee is twice the size and can't walk. Buckles at times and can't straighten or bend it. 

Went today to hospital got xrays and explained what happened and that it popped.  Doctor says xrays look fine. Take a break off hcokey for a week and that was it. Wtf? No mri? Anyone have an experience with this? From reading online it appears to be my lcl. 

Could be a number of things, ACL, LCL, meniscus.

So, I've had ACL reconstruction. During the injury, I felt a sharp pop and limited mobility. After the injury, maybe an hour later, the knee started swelling up, like a grapefruit size and I could hardly bend it.

After the swelling went down, the pain went away, but every once in a while, when I turned, I could feel a sharp pain inside the knee.

So, my doctor told me to come back in a week after the swelling goes down, because the swelling could also be affecting the pain and would not provide an accurate X-ray. So, I waited. The swelling did go away. The pain was still there so I went in. I got an x-ray and physical examination. Then, he said I would need an MRI to get a better view of the insides.

 

So, you do need to take some time for the swelling to go away to see if the pain persists afterwards. You said you got injured in a game one night ago. Once the swelling goes away, your pain symptoms may change or go away or stay the same. Ice it. Take it easy. After a week, the swelling should go away and pain level should decrease, you can probably resume your usual activities. See how your knee feels. If pain persists, see your doctor again. Note when pain occurs, going up steps, going down steps, running, standing, kneeling, turning, jumping, kicking, bending, certain angles, leg fully extended, etc. and tell that to the doctor. 

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