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Possible PCL Injury

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by MotoXFreeStyle61, May 11, 2008.

  1. May 11, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    Hey everyone, i'm a avid runner and long story short I think I jacked up my PCL on my left knee. It doesn't seem that serious. I slipped last week, and it just felt a tight as of a couple days ago and now it's starting to hurt a little more around the back of my knee. The range of motion is still pretty good and it only really hurts when I extent my leg all the way out. I plan on going to see the doctor this friday. I'm just curious if anyone around here has any experience with this type of ailment. I am defiantly going to try to stay off of it as much as I can. As of right now I'm just icing, elevating and taking ibuprofen. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. May 11, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    you are doing the right thing man....keep the ice on it, apply heat as needed, and take the ibuprofen as needed. probably pulled some tendons...........it should get better over time. you may opt to go for a cortisone shot later on though, if you still have problems with it. the dr. may give you something a little better than ibuprofen, but normally if its a pulled tendon or something like that........rest and ice usually do the trick after a little while.
     
  3. May 11, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    Thanks, I appreciate it. I have no experience with this sort of thing.
     
  4. May 11, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    Have you heard the term RICE? Rest, Ice, Compression (Heat), Elevation. But deffinately get it evaluated by an Ortho Doc. Never want to under estimate the extent of the injury. Knee injuries are common, but the longevity of the injury can be reduced by proper rehab.

    Also, I sometimes recommend Naproxen, ie.. Aleeve, for joint injuries. Ibuprofen seems to work better for back and muscle aches.

    Good luck...
     
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    I don't agree, go to the doc, get some Vicodin (sp) or percaset (sp) for pain and swelling, then you will also want something to help you sleep ie., vallium (sp), you will also want to do physical therapy to keep the tendon form healing too tight. They will have you do streches in various directions on a daily basis, you will also need to keep on it....if your doc says just 800mg or 600mg Ibu's say okay but call him/her a day or two later and say you cant sleep and the pain is not subsiding. remember not to drive! stay off that leg till you see the orthopedist (sp). Good Luck and don't self medicate or self diagnose, leave it up to a medical professional to diagnose and recomend treatment.
     
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    sounds like your acl. and thats no joke. get it looked at
     
  7. May 11, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    Vicodins and percosets only block the pain receptors in the brain-they do nothing for swelling. Ibuprofen 6-800's will be the best RELIEF at this point because most of the pain is being caused by it. You can actually take Vic or perc PLUS Ibuprofen WITH FOOD to get max relief and drug therapy to the knee. Get to the doc asap
     
  8. May 11, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    I had a small tear in my ACL from jogging then planting my foot and turning, does not feel "that bad" but if you don't get it looked at you could really screw up thst knee in the future. Don't just walk it off!!
     
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    Damn, If all my Soldiers had you for a Doc they would be high as hell. You definately need an MRI to diagnose some possible PCL, ACL, or MCL compromise. Lets try to recoup, see the Doc, and go from there before we plan on becoming drug dependent. And by the way, the drugs you mentioned do not reduce swelling no more than Ibuprofen or Naproxen. They work on inhibiting the prostiglandins, therefore reducing pain and inflamation. More evasive treatment needs more indept diagnosis.

    But yes Let's leave it up to a medical professional, but until your visit, follow the RICE protocol w/a needed OTC Med.
     
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    Vic's have ibu (sort of a hybrid of oxy and ibu), you can't OD on ibu so it would not hurt but again talk to your doctor and get in to see an specialist.

    I prefer to take a couple vic's with a 6pack and just veg out on the couch.

    EDIT: VICODIN HAVE HYDROCODONE (NOT OXYCODONE) AND A DRUG SIMILAR TO ASPRIN.... YOU CAN od ON ASPRIN NOT ON IBU.<--THAT IS THE COMBO IN A VIC
     
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    I should add that it's good you're staying off it much as possible 'cause when you said it really hurts when you lock it out it sounds like the inflamed tissue is getting pinched between the bones? and that leads to more swelling just my opinion
     
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    did you see anywhere in my statement where i said....dont go to the dr.???? you dont agree that he should do what he's doing till he goes to the dr??? he hurt his knee......no reason to get on that many damned drugs.....we got enough of those people around the country already!!
     
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    exactly!!
     
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    Don't get all angry dude just cuz I'm supa sexy! your post sug'st not to visit the doc unless pain persists. In fact in it is an ACL the pain will subside (im not a MD, just in my experience) and may give the patient the the idea that no medical treatment in deemed. Your insurance most likely provides an advice line and those lines are usually manned by RN's who can properly diagnose (thru education, not educated guess) the problem.

    Again, I was not intending to get your panties in a bunch, just don't want to see someone have a permanent problem that could have been diagnosed with a 1 hour doctor visit. Oh and cuz Im sexy.....
     
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    Hell yea, we would have a good 'ol time! It's no fun getting hurt if you don't get some good legal drugs out of it!!!!!:D
     
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    yeah.......i aint wearing panties dude:rolleyes:! and i didnt have to say anything about him going to the dr., he said beforehand that he was going on friday!

    oh yeah......i brought sexy back along time ago;)!
     
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    Yeah Bro it's all cool that you think you are sexy an all, but, when giving advice to others about situations that are pertinent to recovery of an injury, I would expect that only those with viable information reply. Hell, Drugs are great, if masking an injury is our enstate. I think this thread was started with the intent of finding a solution to the injury.

    Im not a Doctor, but my experience and training is depended upon by a group of friends, family and team member's that I would not want to just recomend getting high. Hell, I'm sure you meant well, but steer clear of recommending any form of controlled substance unless you have a liscence.:cool:
     
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