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Knee Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 3, 2007
  • 03:21 PM

Hey everyone, well a little over a week ago I had a hockey game, and as I was skating full speed towards the puck, the goalie went for it as well. There was a collision between him and I that involved him lowering his body straight into my left knee. The blow sent me down to the ground instantly in pain, and being the idiot I am I finished the game in pain, and unable to make sharp turns. There was/is very little swelling, but the pain in my knee is different from any other knee pains I have had before (lineman in football, catcher in baseball). When I walk, and land on the hurt leg, my knee seems to push forward as if it can't handle the weight I put on it. Most of the pain however comes if I bend my leg in towards my body/squat down. It's almost impossible to get back up. And if I sit down and stretch my leg out with no support underneath, it feels as if my knee is just going to fall straight through my leg towards the ground. Starting within the past few days it also feels as if my knee cracks/pops everytime I take a step. (like how you would crack your knuckles) Most of the pain is along the back of my leg and extends about 3 inches above and below the center of my knee. Parents are hesitant to take me to a doctor, mainly because if it ends up being nothing serious, and I just need to rest it, I won't.
Anyone have any ideas on what might be wrong, or has anyone experienced the same types of pains? My dad thinks I just hyperextended it, while I think I might have torn something. Thanks!

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  • PLEASE see your doctor and get this checked out. Injuries to some knee structures will heal on their own with time & care, while others lead to permanent damage if left untreated. I suffered a severe knee injury after a jump (tears of ACL, MCL, LCL and both the lateral & medial meniscus, & bone contusions). Endured a painful surgery and a very long, difficult recovery, but now have permanent disability in the knee. You're young and those knees will need to serve you for a long, long time. TAKE CARE OF THEM. Always, ALWAYS -- better safe than sorry!! :)
    seedoubleyou 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello there That sounds exactly the same as when I hurt my knee. I have no idea how I did it but all of a sudden my right knee was in agony (same thing as you) Doctors and A+E told me that I had damaged a ligament or a tendon. I was on a walking stick for about a month. Did exercises and it's pretty much healed now. I would go to the doctor. Good luck
    WilsonE1 3 Replies Flag this Response
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