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1,130 2/8/12 3:56 P
Ligament tears can't be detected by x-rays. The onlyway to know for sure is an MRI. I know this was awhile ago but I hope you went back to your doc to get it checked out again. I just tore my ACL the ligament under the kneecap and it is definitely not detectable by x-ray and requires surgery.
It's really not THAT bad. When I went to the doctor when it happened, we got xrays which where okay. She said to elevate and ice and come back in 2 weeks if its not healed for an MRI. But it doesn't hurt that bad and I don't want to pay $$$ for a MRI. I might if its not healed in 3 more weeks but right now I think it can heal by itself with time.
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925 9/18/11 11:43 A
I totally agree. As someone who has had 3 knee surgeries in the past 5 years, I strongly advise you to go to a physiotherapy clinic or sports injury clinic to get a doctor's opinion on the state of the ligaments in your knee. You're so young, and if it's serious then you need to know what's going on! Go now, don't wait!
Follow your doctor's advice, and tell your husband to stick it if he nags. It's your body and your long term health.
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10,414 9/18/11 7:13 A
As one who has been there, I completely agree with Coach Nancy. Start with your Doctor, and FOLLOW the advice he or she gives you!!!
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7,159 9/18/11 2:22 A
Agree with Nancy, return to your doctor ASAP..
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46,222 9/17/11 8:52 P
If you experienced an injury, the best source of advice would come from your doctor who is most familiar with your situation and health history. While SparkPeople is a wonderful community of support and encouragement, when it comes to this type of advice, we are unable to do so. Sorry about that.
If anyone has any advice/tips for me I would greatly appreciate it. I'm feeling really helpless right now and I just don't know what to do.
Almost 3 weeks ago I fell and injured my left knee. I am only 25 but because of my weight, I really messed something up. I got xrays the day it happened and it didn't break. I think something happened to the ligament near the knee cap. Anyway. My husband has always been concerned about my health but only to the extent of making a comment or two every 3 months or so. Since this injury he has been riding my @$$ about it :( I really want to start exercising and was supposed to start a boot camp but it hurts to put weight on my knee. When going up and down stairs I can only go one at a time using only my non injured knee. Squats also hurt. I can walk ok now but I need better exercises. I don't have access to an elliptical, stationary bike or swimming pool. Any ideas?
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