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Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 27

I suffered an impact knee injury playing soccer four weeks ago. Basically the whole knee joint opened up, then swelled some 30 minutes post-trauma. I went to A & E and medial ligament damage was diagnosed. An X-ray was carried out even though I knew this wouldn't achieve anything. I was told I would be playing again in three to four weeks. Four weeks later, the area is still sore and there is no way I can do any sort of lateral movement.

Comment from: Dumb ass, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 20

I bent backwards and hyperextended my left knee.

Comment from: busta knee, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 08

I got tackled playing American football. There were a few popping sounds and my knee cap on my left leg ended up on the left side of my leg. I straightened my leg out and my knee cap went back in. Pain was very bad. I got put in a cast for a week and a bit, now I'm in a removable splint.

Comment from: scode, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I am 76 yrs old and about one month ago I had a fall. I came down but at the time I wasn't aware that my knee was involved. It was maybe ten days when I noticed some swelling, not a lot, and soreness developed. It is not getting any better.

Comment from: Miss Sippi, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I fell off a curb about ten days ago by not watching where I was walking. I saw a doctor and he suggested I wear a non-fitted brace which I have, on and off. The injured leg appears somewhat swollen at this time. I treated the injury with rest and ice for three days after the fall. Since then, I've walked for an hour in a swimming pool three different times hoping to relieve the problem in time for my trip to NY in late May.

Comment from: 75 or over Female Published: April 01

I fell and landed on my right knee. There is much pain, some swelling, some warmth. I have difficulty walking. Going up and down stairs causes great pain. I cannot decide if I should have it looked at or not. It happened on Tuesday. It is now Friday at about 3:30 pm. Maybe it will get better on its own. Maybe with the weekend coming up, I should have it checked. I've been alternating ice and heat.

Comment from: dave, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 11

I have a football injury. The pain is on the left knee, and hurts most when I change directions when I walk. The pain hurts for a few seconds and I can't straighten the leg properly. It happened last night and I'm struggling with the normal day so far.

Comment from: norsk, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

I was carrying the vacuum cleaner downstairs. The lead went under my foot, causing it to slip. I fell sideways. I was unable to move or straighten my leg (because of the width of the stairs) which was feeling painful at the knee. The vacuum cleaner was lying on top of me. The doctor barely looked at it, never touched it. Asked me if it was swollen then told me it was age related.

Comment from: d4wn66, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

I fell off my scooter two months ago and was admitted to the hospital. They diagnosed me with ACL and MCL injury. Put me in a knee brace and sent me home. I was seen in an clinic later, had an MRI Scan that showed a ruptured ACL, grade 3 Tear MCL, torn lateral meniscus, dislocation, and femoral condyle fracture, bone edema, and bone bruising. I have been treated conservatively for four months in a hinged knee brace. I had ACL reconstruction, repair of MCL as it failed to heal, and suture of meniscus as this also failed to heal. I was in a brace for two weeks with no physical therapy.

Comment from: BoxingGal, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

I have worked for 2 years with personal trainer. Switched from free weight training to goal of muscle building with heavier weights 6 months ago with great results. Take two 30 minute private boxing lessons per week and then weight train for 90 minutes overseen by same trainer plus workout another day without trainer but doing all. Two days ago while doing aerobic boxing warm ups -- on balls of feet with turning from boxing positions of feet to crossing of legs and reps of 40. Rested and started second set and landed "wrong" on left. IMMEDIATE PAIN behind left knee and a giving out but did not fall. Unable to bear full weight on straightened left leg. Can do so with partial weight and PAIN. MORE PAIN if I try to push off from left leg to walk and can only do so with a lot of assistance. Always able to bend at knee but unable to straighten or bear weight when straightened. Worse next day. Dr. examined the next morning physically only and asked questions. Said it was tendon behind my knee that controls the calf muscle. Didn't see anything about that in all the above reading. Doing RICE. Oh, cannot do stairs as cannot bear weight on left leg enough. Ride horses and very, very fit and love my boxing lessons and weight building. Drink/eat lots of protein. Very bummed at a break in riding horses and training. Wish I could know more precisely what is wrong.

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