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I'm not sure what to do

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  • Posted By: baendl
  • February 16, 2007
  • 06:48 PM

My youngest son has been a student athlete since the age of 8 playing basketball, football and baseball.

In his Senior year of high school he had to have an out patient procedure done on his knee. In his first year of college basketball he had another out patient knee procedure, this time a little more serious.

He is going into the Police Academy very, very soon and while tubing in the Winter Snow, he turned that same knee the wrong way.

There is some swelling under the kneecap. There is no pain. He has full use of his knee. There is a warming feeling in his knee. He is doing the "ICE" method. He has no health insurance. and has postpone the Police Academy until September.

His biggest fear is there something really, really wrong.

What should he do?

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  • I see you posted in FebruaryIs it better or the same? Keep me posted and I'll try and figure it outYanna
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  • Thank-you for your response.Yes my son's knee is much much better. With the R.I.C.E. method the knee got beter and better. There is no more pain, stiffness or warm feeling. He has been working it out at the Aquatic Fitness Center. He no longer is using his icepack. He has postponed any running until the end of May. I think he got lucky this time. He is taking every step to keep his knee strong, and protected.
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  • What is the R.I.C.E. method? I'm wondering it might help my boyfriend, Corvier. He has fluid in his knee, and it's been there for about two months now, and he's losing muscle tone in the leg, and says he thinks it's not from lack of use because he's still going to work fifty hours a week. He took off for a few days, and got him a knee-brace of cloth, one of those blue things that is supposed to help circulation. The swelling went down to about half of what it was, and then rose back up again to about two thirds of it's worst point and has been the same for about a week and a half.This morning he noticed the dramatic difference in muscle tone and is very worried that the fluid is somehow eating at his leg. I've heard that Ibuprofen would help, and also that calcium would be a good idea. So he's been taking a lot of both of those for also two weeks, which seemed to help, but are not fixing it. We have not taken him to get it drained because he doesn't have insurance and we're afraid that we'd pay a fortune just to see it not help.Please contact me if you have any new information about this, he's stressing himself out over it so bad that I'm beginning to worry that it won't go away as well.My e-mail: pitifulbarbie@aol.comHis e-mail: cacklingmuse@aol.com
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    • August 15, 2007
    • 05:06 PM
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