I just blew out my knee.........................

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  1. Caretaker

    Caretaker Senior Member

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    I heard the dreaded "POP" you always hear about.
    Recently laid off, Going on interviews. NO insurance!!!!
    This is going to be interesting to say the least.
    I haven`t felt this kind of pain in a long time.
     
  2. acstorfer

    acstorfer Senior Member

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    Ugh! I hope you recover quickly!
     
  3. Malikon

    Malikon Skreeeeee-ONK! V.I.P. Member

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    "Pop?"

    that sounds pretty awful :shock:
     
  4. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    Ugh! I hope it's not too bad. The last time I heard that "pop," I had a herniated disk in my back. :(
     
  5. Digger

    Digger Dingo Lover! V.I.P. Member

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    I did that running years ago and never got it fixed.

    Wish I had!

    Good luck mate.
     
  6. Tone deaf

    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    Get on your state-funded medicaid, asap. It should take care of everything.
     
  7. Zungle

    Zungle Senior Member

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    What were you doing at the time of the pop....?

    1. Stabilize the knee and get off of it....

    2. Get going on Aleve or some other form of Sodium Naproxen asap

    3. Begin icing entire knee...full ice wrap is best...surround the joint.

    4. See an Ortho soon as possible.

    Pop could be ligament or patellar tendon(very painful you'd know instantly)......generally a very small pop could be meniscus shift or tear,or light shift (luxation in joint)....big time pop could be major ligament....

    Medial or Lateral collateral you may have severe pain but still some stability in joint.

    ACL or PCL would bring severe pain swelling and possible bruising ,generally resulting in moderate to severe instability of joint.....

    Been thru 3 knee injuries and surgeries myself.....sucks

    Good Wishes
     
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  8. Caretaker

    Caretaker Senior Member

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    No swelling or discoloration. Will not support weight at all. Doesn't hurt unless I move it but then it is intense. I know pain and can handle a lot but this is severe.
    I'm guessing meniscus or mcl.
     
  9. Platte City Paul

    Platte City Paul Senior Member

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    Sorry to see this!
     
  10. Zungle

    Zungle Senior Member

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    Get it stabilized and keep it iced up.....
     
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  11. fett

    fett Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Many years ago, I was attempting to coax my puppy from underneath my car. I was wearing white jeans and I didn't want to get them dirty. Then "It" happened. Me right leg locked up. I could not straighten it. There was little pain. I drove 500 miles home with little relief. I finally decided to swing my leg all around to reset the dislocation. It worked. I swore to myself than I would never be put in situation where my knee would lockup. I have been "Shamed" and busted for taking two parking spots. I only do that so I won't have to deal with a lock-up. I wish you the best.
     
  12. thatF-INGflyingVguy

    thatF-INGflyingVguy Senior Member

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    this will help in the meantime !
    probably tore the meniscus
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  13. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    Age and degeneration, You're lucky to even be walking at your age.


    j/k of course, you're not THAT old.
     
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  14. Caretaker

    Caretaker Senior Member

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    I`ll be 53 on the 12th. LOL
    I don`t feel a day over 70.
     
  15. HeartString

    HeartString Senior Member Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear this. Hope it's the slightest of the possibilities.
     
  16. BlankinLoud

    BlankinLoud Senior Member

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    I hit 53 earlier this year. There are days feeling seventy would be an improvement.

    I hope your recovery is as quick and complication free as possible.
     
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  17. fett

    fett Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    There are many kinds of "Blow Outs". Take golfing. I golfed at a course that was built around hills and dales. I had been there many times. There was not a flat lie to be had. Elevated tees and all that. One day, I got to the 16th tee. My drive went way left and landed on a slope and not long. It was in-play. I had to make a long shot to a very narrow slot to even come close to the Green. My stance was just right. I whacked the ball and it went just where I intended. Perfect. I was so proud. All I had to do was hitch up my bag and follow the ball. I took one step and then came the "Blow Out". I didn't twist my ankle. I broke it. Talk about a "Pop". It sounded like a branch breaking. I just sat down on the slope. With my right leg up my foot was at 3 o'clock. I was toast. I let the other players play through. I pointed out that I thought I broke my leg. They told the Club House. Here's how that went. They called the Paramedics. Big ambulance and all that. However, they could get to me. The Club House had the answer. Their El Camino was perfect. They brought a Tech and drove to me. I got my foot stabilized and was thrown in the bed. They got me to the Amb. The ride was to the hospital, 15 miles away. I have to admit, I had a few beers. My slip was more about a light rain. Anyway, here I was in surgery. I let them do what they had to do. A Plate and screws and 4 days in the hospital. The cost of all of this was thousands of dollars. I had job insurance that was a perk. It covered all of it. That was then. I just hope the OP is covered.
     
  18. sk8rat

    sk8rat Senior Member

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    just thank god you're not a horse.
     
  19. ToneasaurusRex

    ToneasaurusRex Silver Supporter

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    If I hit the "like" button, it's only to offer support. Try Tone Deaf's advice, go get care and ask about financial aid/ Medicaid, whatever.
     
  20. Caretaker

    Caretaker Senior Member

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    Got crutches so I can have some mobility. I`ll do something tomorrow.
    My brother in law had a similar thing a few years ago. He tore his meniscus. The hospital accidentaly sent him a bill. It was $26K then.Probably 35-40K by now.
     

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