turned out my knee pretty bad playing football...it popped about 3 times
when I tried to walk it out it popped again
I put ice on it for 20 minutes and one of the other trainers (used to be EMT) looked at it. He said it seemed to be lateral which was a good thing.
Currently I can put weight on it enough to limp around...it doesn't really hurt too much it's just a little stiff and a little swollen (not too bad though)
the trainer/ex EMT told me to give it a day and see how it feels tomorrow
anything I should look for as far what would constitute having it looked at? As I said it's just a little stiff, I can bend it slowly without pain and straighten it.
Should I keep icing it?
If it gives u any problems after a few days I'd still get it looked at just to be cautious.
Edit: I've never dealt with that kind of injury so take my advice with a grain of salt, but I'd keep icing it until the swelling goes down, and once that happens, alternate between icing and heating.
did some more research
based on what I read it appears that I def. need to go get it checked out
there's a very good chance I'll need surgery with either mild recovery time (5-7 days crutches, 3 weeks off lifting) to more recovery (3 weeks crutches, 2-3 months before any kind of lifting at all on it)
this sucks...we'll see how it goes
:( hope it's not too bad for u man, get to a doctor that knows ur goals and understands what u plan on doing.
Yeah there's an orthopedic and sports med. place near where I live
the doctors service the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team and some other local sports teams....seems like the best bet
Oh man. I feel bad for you. Knee injuries suck bad. I missed atleast 3 months of lifting due to knee problems this past summer. Just make sure you take care of them NOW. Don't let the problem linger or you may never fully recover. Good luck.
keep weight off it.. limping might do you worse.
Keep off it, keep it iced and elevated. I tore my lateral meniscus a few years back and ended up getting surgery on it. I am pretty much back to 100% these days as far as functionality but its always a bit stiff and def. hurts a bit now and then.