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My knee just collapsed underneath me. Pain like I can not explain!

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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:39 PM
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Before anyone says I should go to the hospital I understand that but I am not going to spend 6 hours in A&E to bother some very busy people only to confirm that my knee is damaged.

But I swear on my life that was some pain. I only bent down to open the fridge to take out some celery, on the way up the knee said no and the next thing I know I am on the floor screaming expletives at the kitchen cupboards.

I am no stranger to pain I have broken both wrists, my collarbone(5 times) 4 vertibra in my neck, taken the top off my thumb, put a 3 inch barbed nail through my hand, I fell 40 feet off a bridge once(how I broke one of my wrists).

Whatever I just did I recon topped them all in terms of intense pain. I had to drag myself like a damaged zombie to the chair and now I'm scared to move the damn thing.

theres no real point to this thread other than to say good god that really hurt, Had to tell mrs nonspecific to get something for dinner as I am broken.




posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Yikes.

I broke my arm once and that was enough pain for me. I am a wussy when it comes to anything that hurts like that.

I guess you tore the cartilage?

Anyway, what I was going to say is ice it pretty heavy. It will help with swelling. When/if you do go to doctor for Xrays might make getting them slightly easier.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:45 PM
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I feel for you, man. Knee injuries suck. Pack it on ice and wash down some aspirin with a few beers.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:47 PM
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In the joint is a lot more serious that tendons or muscles. You have to go get it looked at…

Sorry about that. Man up…



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23

I am drinking a beer right now as it is a known man cure for pain, I am worried about moving the damn thing but more worried about not moving it and it welding itself shut. I can feel it throbing in an ominous manner.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Sorry to hear about your mishap. I know knee pain well, although both are on their best behaviour now. Last incident for me involved torn ligaments as a side effect of taking Cipro. Before that a crushed kneecap -later pinned together- made me wonder if I'd ever walk normally again. However, knees do heal.

Do you have something to take for pain and anti-inflammation?



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Get it checked, same thing happened to me twice and I man'd up, never went to the hospital cuz "I can take the pain"..yea it never healed properly hence why it happened twice and still happens on random occasions.

Also sorry but man up means keep moving your furniture with a busted knee like I did lol, never said it meant being smart right ?
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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

In the joint is a lot more serious that tendons or muscles. You have to go get it looked at…

Sorry about that. Man up…


Im not a doctor more the kind of tape it/superglue it and get on with it kind of guy but it felt like my knee cap fell off and jammed into something it should not jam into, whatever it was it hurt a lot and I did man up, I dragged myself to a chair opened a beer and posted it on the internet!
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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:53 PM
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I know you really don't want to hear this but get it looked at. You might have torn something and if you just let it go it could get worse. Which is worse, going to get it checked out or not being able to move it again?



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
I know you really don't want to hear this but get it looked at. You might have torn something and if you just let it go it could get worse. Which is worse, going to get it checked out or not being able to move it again?


It's not the getting it looked at that I am against it's the going to A&E at night and taking up valuable doctorsd time when they have better things to do.

I will either get it checked out tommorow or pretend it never happened and regret it the next time it does.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Yeah but if he can hold out and go to a specialist instead of E.R. he will save money and time for something he would have had to have done anyway.

If he goes to an E.R. there is about a 70% chance they will do nothing and charge him 500 dollars for a tylenol and eight hour wait.

Edit:

See you're in England, nevermind.




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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

I agree with the other posters, if you know pain and this made you collapse, you have to get it checked...

I`m sorry man, but good luck with it and I wish for you it`s not too bad.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: OrphanApology

I am in England so free(for now)

More concerned about sitting for hours only for a doctor to say " yep your knee is damaged, go home and get some rest"



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

That sounds like its in the joint. Can you put weight on it? Call someone to drive you down there, sooner the better.

More beer won't fix it.

Symptoms (Mayo Clinic)



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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If i were you, i'd get it looked at. If you don't want to do it, just chuck an ice pack on your knee and elevate your leg while resting to keep everything flowing and going okay...



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Yeah there's probably no point in going until you can see specialist tomorrow unless you want some pain meds. But honestly those aren't good to mix with beer anyway.

I would try the ice though.

Also, if you stay away from drinking too much Naproxen will help with the pain/swelling.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Sounds like ligament damage. Can take a long time to heal. In my case required some major reconstruction later in life. I remember the pain when the ligaments broke.

If you have done this I can imagine the initial pain you went through.

Kind regards,

Bally.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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Get you one of those pansy high tech knee braces with the hinges

step one. drink more beer
2. rip the hinges out of the brace
3. get the drill and some heavy duty screws
4. drink more beer until step 5 sounds like a great idea
5. screw the hinges to your leg so they support the knee
6.drink another beer, eat jerky, and grunt approvingly



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Is there swelling, heat, redness? Has the kneecap dislocated? I am thinking its a torn ligament/tendon. Have you had knee issues in the past? Is there any bulging behind the knee or upper calf?

Take an anti-inflammatory like Advil, aspirin, something that will reduce inflammation (so not Tyelnol which will only block pain). Brace it with a tensor bandage but not super tight.

And get yourself to get checked now before irreparable damage is done. You don't want it to heal out of place and never be able to use it properly again. As we age knee issues get worse and worse. And if it's a kneecap out of place or locked then it needs to be put back in place. My kneecap locks up every now and then and I don't think this is what you have but it slides along a groove and get can popped out of place/locked. It also just gives out without warning at times (osteoarthritis).

But do the ice/anti-inflammatory and even if you start to feel better see the doctor. One day of miserable emergency room sitting may feel like a waste of time and you do have better things to do but you don't want to find yourself in this position permanently dependent on the knee's ability instead of your ability for future.

P.S. Sometimes being in emergency is a blessing in that if it's dire enough they might arrange surgery then and there instead of sending you home to deal with your doctor and then being put on a waiting list. You'll also get an x-ray in emergency instead of having the hassle of going to your family doctor and then to a separate place for x-ray.

Good luck!!
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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 02:35 PM
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Fine with you going to the doctor tomorrow versus tonight, but if you're drinking beer I'm going to point out that you should NOT take Tylenol or anything with acetaminophen tonight if you're drinking beer. Even twenty-four hours after alcohol consumption, Tylenol can cause a reaction to ensue liver damage.


Enough of my lecture for today, carry on with a brace, ice, beer, whatever.



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