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How do I tape my knee for hockey?

How do I tape my knee for hockey?

Depends: Taping of a joint varies based on the desired outcome. Taping to stabilize the patella (kneecap) is different than taping to prevent hyperextension, which is different than taping to stabilize a collateral ligament. This is also a skill that requires much experience to do properly. Consult with your athletic trainer. ...Read more

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I fell on my leg awkwardly in hockey and I think I tore something my knee. What are the possibilities?

I fell on my leg awkwardly in hockey and I think I tore something my knee.  What are the possibilities?

Depends on how: The exact injury mechanism would depend on how you fell. Cartilage tears, muscle tendon strain, ligament sprains are all possible. A good physical exam is the cheapest way to get a diagnosis by a competent doctor. Imaging tests are an expensive way to go & have a false positive & false negative rate. In the mean time, ice, rest, and compression wraps on the knee should help. Consider acetaminophen ...Read more

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A few months ago I got hit in the knee with a field hockey ball really hard. Now the nerve in my knee is all messed up. When I touch it, it pinches?

A few months ago I got hit in the knee with a field hockey ball really hard. Now the nerve in my knee is all messed up. When I touch it, it pinches?

Need expert eval: You need an expertised full evaluation - probably imaging and then you need to follow treatment recommendations. Taking proper steps now is very important for the future. It's hard at 18 to imagine old age, but ask any elder to hear how valuable knee health is. It's very! So, do the right things now. You'll be a happy old lady some day. ...Read more

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Left aclr 1 yr post op. Few hr after hockey my knee started hurting really bad on the lower left side. When bending it feels swollen. What could it be?

Left aclr 1 yr post op. Few hr after hockey my knee started hurting really bad on the lower left side. When bending it feels swollen. What could it be?

Internal body: You may have either irregular surfacing of small internal foreign bodies. Whichever, your knee is reacting to it. See your doctor. You'll probably get an mri. ...Read more

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My left knee got a bruise from playing floor hockey. And sometimes it makes it hard to run? What is it?

My left knee got a bruise from playing floor hockey. And sometimes it makes it hard to run? What is it?

A bruise is a bruise: If you fell and bruised your knee, then it can hurt for up to 2 weeks. If you injury was more severe than that, and you twisted it or wrenched it and caused a sprain or strain it can take longer to get better. If you have severe pain and trouble walking, get seen. Otherwise don't do things that hurt (pain means you are causing ongoing damage and delaying healing) until you are better. ...Read more

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Hit with a hockey puck at the mid-medial aspect of my knee(pads).Pain when doing stairs,occasional pop when I straighten my leg,mild swelling,can walk?

Hit with a hockey puck at the mid-medial aspect of my knee(pads).Pain when doing stairs,occasional pop when I straighten my leg,mild swelling,can walk?

Contusion: This type of contusion injury may also have caused some internal knee derangement such as a loose body inside the joint. If symptoms persist despite rest,cold alternating with heat applications,liniment,and,if you can take them,NSAIDS, then consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I play ice hockey. Ran into an another player at full speed & knee felt like it bent backward.I have server pain along the joint line. What could it b?

I play ice hockey. Ran into an another player at full speed & knee felt like it bent backward.I have server pain along the joint line. What could it b?

Knee injury: Sounds as if you have a significant injury and you need to see an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more