Well this sucks (a tale of two knees)

  • bad_wolf

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    Jul 22, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    Didn’t know where else to post and who else to talk to, not one of those woe is me thread, or fishing for sympathy more of a I’m gonna scream into my preverbal pillow here with people who might care or might understand and might wanna scream barbarically into the sky too, or pillow.

    My knee is totally fucked, fu-diddily-ucked! It has been for months now and back in March I went to the see the doc about, and boy was he in such a rush to do fuck all about it. It held me back in my body building and I call it body building, irrespective for my feeble build because, I had no other reason to do, other than to do it, to do something that will make me feel happy about myself, make me feel happy about the way I look. When I took my current dead end job, the free membership to the gym 3 floors down was better option than throwing myself down the stairs for shits and giggle, I mean sitting here at this desk for 8 hours non-stop a day, would physically shut me down to the point of respiratory depression.

    On Tuesday I was in the kitchen making breakfast, in my rush I spun on the spot to get to the fridge, and something in my left knee...you know the sound of stepping on an open packet of crisps, that crunching and crumbling sound/feel to it. That was my knee. It’s a bitch to walk on, driving is interesting, and there is no way in fucking hell I can do squats. My doctors only made the time to see me today (4 days later), the quickest appointment ever, “here some drugs we’ll see you again in another month” (it’s been the recurring pattern since March). Might get a booking for an x-ray in 18 weeks according to him.

    Do you know what the first thing he said to me was; “don’t use your legs”, ok this maybe a translation issue since English wasn’t his first language, but when a top heavy son of a bi-polar comes to you because the only thing that he has to look forward to in his sorry excuse for a day to day life is in jeopardy, it’s not that he wants to fucking hear.

    So I’m calling it quits, tonight there is a tub of ice cream and an airbender boxset waiting for me, and my final words before I resign to a life of physical repulsion is AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jul 22, 2011 1:27 PM GMT
    Mate, I completely understand! when I hurt my right shoulder so soon after hurting my left shoulder, I brought a bucket of KFC chicken, sat down, cried and ate until I threw up and years later I'm still managing that injury!

    However, find a better doctor man, your doctor should not be giving you medication and telling you to come back in a month, he should be treating you, having the knee looked at by a specialist, sending you off to a sports physiotherapist and giving you the appropriate medication to help manage pain and inflammation.

    Find a better doctor and enjoy the ice cream!

    Your lookin yummy btw, so don't give up!
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    Jul 22, 2011 1:36 PM GMT
    Sounds like you need an MRI. You may have a meniscal tear in your knee.

    In the meantime, there are things you can do to improve the condition of your knee.

    Hamstring stretching
    Runner's Stretch
    Quad Sets
    Straight leg raises
    Heel slides
    Stationary bicycle

    Do the exercises 2-3x per day. Ice afterward for 20 minutes. Avoid running, jumping, squatting, kneeling, impact activity. Taking an anti inflammatory would help greatly too!

    Hope this helps.
  • monet

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    Jul 22, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    Go see a real doctor, not the fuck-wad, ass-wipe jack-off you already saw.
  • bad_wolf

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    Aug 15, 2011 9:07 AM GMT
    Oddly enough, half a litre of vodka and three rounds of twister have worked fucking wonders for it. I knew I was bad idea but I sod it want I wanna have fun, and now it barely aches.
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    Aug 15, 2011 10:48 AM GMT
    catfish5 saidSounds like you need an MRI. You may have a meniscal tear in your knee.

    In the meantime, there are things you can do to improve the condition of your knee.

    Hamstring stretching
    Runner's Stretch
    Quad Sets
    Straight leg raises
    Heel slides
    Stationary bicycle

    Do the exercises 2-3x per day. Ice afterward for 20 minutes. Avoid running, jumping, squatting, kneeling, impact activity. Taking an anti inflammatory would help greatly too!

    Hope this helps.


    Ya this.
    You should carefully build the miscle tissue up around the joint in order to support it.
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 15, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    First off,change your doctor and get some proper treatment.That doesn`t sound like he cares at all!
    Next,if you`re not doing it,get swimming!It`ll help you keep in shape without using your legs too much.Do plenty of gentle dynamic and static stretching.Never be tempted to exercise in pain (ice and imflammatory medicines for that!)
    Finally,lots of rest for the knee!
  • bad_wolf

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    Aug 30, 2011 3:15 PM GMT
    Normal? The x-ray came back as fucking normal? I have been in hobbling pain of almost a year now and the fucking knee x-ray came back as fucking NORMAL?!
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    Aug 30, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    And people diss on American healthcare lol.

    The second I read your post, I knew you were not in America.
  • bad_wolf

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    Mar 06, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    Dunno if anyone cares about an update;
    I'm flat footed leading to over pronation leading to concave knees, resulting in poor tracking, leading to contact ergo pain.

    The physio gave me a few exercises 6 months ago to reinforce the muscles on the inside of the knees to straightening out my legs and that does help. But I've been given insoles to correct the feet last week, reducing pronation, realigning the knee, fixing the tracking and preventing the contact, ergo no pain.

    Two piece of plastic, fucking genius!

    Walking, squating and lunging are all fine, just need to get to work on the leg muscles, play catch up while still reinforcing. Fuck me do I need to start running, I've gotten so fat.
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    Mar 06, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    Great news mate, I hope this means you'll soon be able to squat some heavy weights and add some more muscle to your legs!
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    Mar 06, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidSounds like you need an MRI. You may have a meniscal tear in your knee.

    So did I, in the US Army. Unfortunately I was initially seen by a Lt.Col. orthopedic surgeon, who only messed my knee up more. I was a mere Major, but I finally went over this guy's head. A full Colonel doctor told me this quack was being investigated for malpractice, and scheduled my knee surgery for literally the next day! A radial menisectomy fixed my knee problems.

    Point is, in your case, get a second opinion ASAP, as I did. You may have a torn meniscus, or something else. But if the meniscus (cartilage) is torn, it will grind into your knee joint, causing permanent damage. Do NOT try exercise solutions until you get that second opinion from an orthopedic doctor.