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Old 05-28-2007, 10:52 AM   #1
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what's wrong with my knee?

about a month ago, I fell a bit too hard, too fast, too many times doing irimi nage. I can run, bike, swim, climb without any problems but I can't put direct pressure on my knee - can't shikko properly, can't do mai ukemi without feeling worried.

what could be wrong and what's the best thing to do?

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Old 05-28-2007, 12:50 PM   #2
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Re: what's wrong with my knee?

You've torn a knee ligament: my bet is either ACL or PCL. See a doctor.
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:59 PM   #3
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Re: what's wrong with my knee?

Cyril Lim wrote: View Post
what could be wrong and what's the best thing to do?
What he said. See a doctor.

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Old 05-28-2007, 03:46 PM   #4
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Re: what's wrong with my knee?

Had a similar problem a few years ago. I could do everything without discomfort, except bear direct pressure to the front of my knee, such as during shikko or seiza. MRI revealed minor strain of my patellar tendon (holds the kneecap in place). The injury healed on its own in a couple of weeks.

That said, I hasten to add that your injury may be different or more severe than mine, and if you have had pain for a month, you need to do like these other people have advised, and haul your ass to the doctor. A visit directly to an orthopaedic specialist would probably be the most revealing. Your knees will have to last you a lifetime, and are nothing to be trifled with.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:14 PM   #5
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Re: what's wrong with my knee?

NONE of us can authoritatively diagnose your pain. Howard, it might not be a PCL or ACL. There are many structures in the knee. Only a doctor can do the diagnostic workup necessary to tell you what is wrong.

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Old 05-29-2007, 08:25 AM   #6
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Re: what's wrong with my knee?

Some injuries to the knee will not heal themselves. Go to a doctor.

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Old 05-29-2007, 11:12 AM   #7
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Re: what's wrong with my knee?

See a doctor. I sprained my knee as a beginner; I did not take good care of it and it took 5 months to finally heal.

By the way, I hurt it taking ukemi from iriminage, too. I fell down fast on my knees and that knee twisted when it hit.

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Old 05-30-2007, 09:04 PM   #8
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Re: what's wrong with my knee?

ouch. thanks. I'll go find a doctor
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:18 AM   #9
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Re: what's wrong with my knee?

Yeah, you better had. I had a bad breakfall three years ago with sumi-otoshi. Must have landed with my ankle hitting the floor first as I had a huge pain about an inch below my knee that went in a straight line across my leg - thought I'd broken it for an instance.

Anyway, the back of my knee became swollen to about the size of an orange. I don't like bothering the doctors so I thought I'd give it a day or two and see how I get along. Swelling went and pain subsided so practiced Aikido with a knee support for a while.

Reason I'm telling you this is that this was three-years ago and for some reason it's started hurting again. So, get to the docs and sort it out
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