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AMYNYNJ SparkPoints: (66,133)
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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.

KADDESSI Posts: 86
9/18/11 1:35 P

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.

MMINITEACH SparkPoints: (20,231)
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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!

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,229
9/18/11 7:28 A

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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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!!!

REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/18/11 2:22 A

Agree with Nancy, return to your doctor ASAP..

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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.

Coach Nancy

KADDESSI Posts: 86
9/17/11 8:37 P

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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