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Clicking knee with intermittent pain

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  • Posted By: BlazinDragon
  • April 24, 2008
  • 08:17 PM

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.

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  • oh ya, and also on the affected knee, to the right side of the patella (knee cap) there is still some residual swelling. When I sit on a chair and press down on the foot rest bar, underneath the chair, with my foot firmly, the swelling protrudes around 1/2 inch more than the other unaffected knee, and it feels "squishy".
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