The worst possible thing is when your mom says "I told you so". I got a pair of rollerblades about 2 weeks ago, and I wanted to try them out on the patio in my backyard. Knowing me, I had all my gear on (just in case); Helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards. Since I thought it wasn't too different from ice skating, I thought I'd give it a shot. In the instruction manual it said to practice falling, so... I did XD (bad idea).
It was a very sharp impact which felt like my kneecap sorta got pushed up, but it didn't really hurt after about 2 mins, it didn't really bother me for the next day or so either.
Then I realized I had A LOT of swelling on the outside of my knee and it was very stiff and had to walk kinda "plié". I tried propping it up on a desk to try and keep it immobile, and so the swelling stopped after about a week. But then after the swelling went away, my knee has been clicking non stop wherever I go, or whatever direction I go. It doesn't really feel as it's moving a lot, but since I do feel something moving, something's wrong there.
The rollerblades are currently collecting dust in my closet right now.
Any ideas what's wrong? Thanks.