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Should I get this looked at??

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

  So yesterday I don't know if anyone here was at Alta but there was fog up near the top so it was skiing in very flat light. I had a problem throughout the day with moisture condensing on my goggles then freezing and I couldn't see along with the flat light. Anyway, I was skiing off of far West baldy shoulder and I was coming down and was going to just do a simple 180 off of that cat track that goes along the mountain if you were to get off of Wildcat and go straight. I started skiing down and thought I was on the flat part when I was actually still going down the hill and then JOLT! I know for a fact my right leg was straight when I hit the cat track, then I skied across it still not being able to see anything I flew off of the edge unexpectedly and crashed. It didn't hurt too bad and I actually skied another run and didn't think much of it but today It hurts when I fully extend my leg and if I take a step and accidently over straighten my leg it hurts a lot for a split second mostly on the outer side of my right knee. I have it iced and it makes it feel better but then the pain comes back after a bit when I remove the ice and move my knee. I am not skiing today but I hope I will be able to tommorow.

post #2 of 18

That sucks. sorry to hear it. called hyper-extension, when the knee flexes beyond straight and tries to bend the wrong way. I have done the exact same thing, and in a similar flat light situation. It is so easy in flat light to get in front of your feet in an awkward way, if you know what I mean.

 

Mine got gradually better on its own. You may want to have a doctor check it. Injuries (not saying you have one) that are ignored can get much, much worse, grinding things in the joint, inflammation complications, partial tears becoming full tears, a long list.

 

Good luck. Your youth is a big plus.

post #3 of 18

I can only speak for myself, but most times I've wondered about whether there was any need to see a doctor about a particular injury, there was.

post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 

Well I know that I won't be skiing tommorow. I am hoping it's a little better by Saturday.

post #5 of 18

I'm no doc, but if you quickly (5 days or so) come to a point of having zero pain, you could take that as a good sign at least. Even without insurance, you could pay for an examination for around $250. less than a speeding ticket.

post #6 of 18

Dude, this is the second thread you've started about hurting yourself from something awkward. 

 

I'm not a doctor, but I'd prescribe: rest. 

 

I can tell you that minor injuries not given proper time to rest/heal-- can get much worse, or at the very least linger long enough to ruin a season. Been there myself. 

 

So, sit back, drink a beer or five, and wait for better snow/conditions while you heal. I swear... it'll be worth it. 

post #7 of 18

Hyper extension can take quit a while to heal if it's a bad one,    My daughter hyper exstended her knee and it took 3 months... It was a bad one and she actually had a bone bruise in the cradle of her Tibia,(mri)  .    Sounds like yours is mild, however I will warn you that I have had gymnasts hyper extend their knees and come in the next day thinking they are fine only to find out that these types of injuries get re-injured pretty easy in the first couple of days.   No skiing and get on a bike for at least a week or two.  There I just saved you a doctors trip.....  Oh and really important, try to walk normal on it, (heel, ball,  toe).   Ice,,,,,,  you know the drill..... 

post #8 of 18

My standard rule for an injury that doesn't obviously need a cast is three days rest, and then if it's not getting better try to get it looked at by a medical doctor.  One more thing, during that three days rest I follow the rule,  "If it hurts, don't do it.", and don't go taking any oxycontin so you can do stuff without it hurting.

post #9 of 18

Between this thread and your last thread, it might be a good idea to have your head examined. 

post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 

No. This thread is much different from the last one. And I went in and they said it is not broken just bruised cartilage. I was going to wait till Sunday to try skiing but it feels much better today so I might try tommorow.

post #11 of 18


 

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No. This thread is much different from the last one. And I went in and they said it is not broken just bruised cartilage. I was going to wait till Sunday to try skiing but it feels much better today so I might try tommorow.



Seriously?   you actually put a thread about being injured, and now it's better? We all took time out of our lives to address your needs,,,,, Perhaps you are a bit of a hypochondriac ,  not trying to be mean but you may actually suffer from this.   The cure is simple,  take the pain.   

post #12 of 18

It's difficult to admit to your friends (and e-friends) that you got hurt. giving db a bad time will make him reluctant to fess up in the future, maybe. but it is hard for me not to be irritated with him just for his disrespectful screen name. db, I told you it was problematic and this flack may be a sign of it for others.  or not. maybe you can still fix it = damagedboy  or if you like  bamageddoy

post #13 of 18
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Seriously?   you actually put a thread about being injured, and now it's better? We all took time out of our lives to address your needs,,,,, Perhaps you are a bit of a hypochondriac ,  not trying to be mean but you may actually suffer from this.   The cure is simple,  take the pain.   


Why you so mad? I just said it feels better today and I have my hopes higher for getting out and skiing Saturday (tommorow). I am not a hypochondriac, I went in because I wanted just to be safe in case I am hurt I don't do further damage.

 

Davluri, I have alreeady looked in to changing my name but it seems to me I would have to delete the profile and make a new one which I would rather not do (if there is a way I can change it let me know)
 

 

post #14 of 18
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My standard rule for an injury that doesn't obviously need a cast is three days rest, and then if it's not getting better try to get it looked at by a medical doctor.  



Three days is a good rule of thumb.

post #15 of 18
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Davluri, I have alreeady looked in to changing my name but it seems to me I would have to delete the profile and make a new one which I would rather not do (if there is a way I can change it let me know)
 

 



Request via PM to a moderator.  General policy is not to change profile names, but there have been exceptions.  

post #16 of 18
Took me over two months to heal my knee when I hyper extended my right leg. Happened in the Morning and I kept skiing, big mistake. Let it heal or you'll regret it later in life, like me. I still have knee problems.
post #17 of 18

In a way, if you're afraid to go into the doctor because you think something might be wrong, then you probably should go in.  

 

I've found that perhaps subconsciously one may take themselves to the family physician and/or specialists for what they may know are trivial problems to get reassurance they are "OK," but in fact may postpone dealing with the most significant ones.  At some level, if you don't go into the doctor and get a diagnosis, you are net yet "officially" sick with something.

 

 

I'm glad you went in, and I wish for you a speedy recovery.

post #18 of 18
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Why you so mad? I just said it feels better today and I have my hopes higher for getting out and skiing Saturday (tommorow). I am not a hypochondriac, I went in because I wanted just to be safe in case I am hurt I don't do further damage.

 

Davluri, I have alreeady looked in to changing my name but it seems to me I would have to delete the profile and make a new one which I would rather not do (if there is a way I can change it let me know)
 

 

I wouldn't consider an injury one that feels better the next day, that is called a Boo Boo...  
 

 

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