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Which Is Harder On Knees Snowboarding Or Skiing
Fell hard on my knee while snowboarding and now I can't fully extend my left leg. What kind of injury is this?
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately worked up by your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, perhaps orders some tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more
I fell hard on knees, snowboarding, on hard icy patch. Two weeks later, right knee is tender to touch, skin feels numb when I touch it-what to do?
I crashed hard on skis. Inner right knee has sharp pain when rotated. Foot twisted and impacted hard. The Worst pain when attempting to turn foot inward.?
See orthopedist: It sounds like a soft tissue injury, such as a meniscal tear or ligament sprain or tear. You need to be examined to determine if you have something serious. ...Read more
I jammed my knee last night and I have a ski trip tomorrow. What's the best I can do to protect my knee and keep it from causing me pain?
Don't go skiing yet: Josh, looks like you've been waiting so I think this might come too late--if you've already gone skiing, I hope you did ok! If someone has an injury to their knee i usually tell them to rest/ice it for a few days. The problem with skiing with a sore knee (or any joint, for that matter) is that it is harder for your body to react to unexpected terrain changes and you're more likely to get hurt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 14 year old daughter fell while skiing. Both of her knees twisted in the fall and I think her left one could be sprained. What could I do?
Have her seen: This is a classic set up for a torn ligament within the knee that may require surgical repair. Rest her for a few days with her leg elevated and cool compress on the knee.After the swelling recedes she needs a good exam to assess the stability of the joint. ...Read more
Yesterday was first time I went parallel skiing. I woke up with pain on the inside of my left knee hurts more when I bend the knee. What can it be?
MCL / meniscus..?: Skiing can stress the medial collateral ligament w/ valgus(knock-kneed) injuries or repeated 'cutting' or changing direction while skiing. If your knee continues to hurt despite nsaids and time, or develops swelling inside the joint it could be your cartilage(medial meniscus). This is usually more likely injured w/ a twisting mechanism and may require surgery... Good luck! ...Read more
Do I need medical help about my knee? I went skiing the other day and each time I fell there a popping sensation and it hurt. My knee currently is not in pain but when twisted weird it pops a little and is bothersome/ kind of hurts but only when bent to t
On Saturday Jan 24th I practiced snowboarding, falling several times. Since then, I feel pain in my knee. I suspect it can be the meniscus.
Will i be able to live an active lifestyle after a synovectomy in my knee? I want to make sure I can run, snowboard, and hike after the procedure
I have had knee injury with 4 surgeries in the last 20 years I had a skiing accident and heard a loud pop now I cannot move my need for my leg lifting?
Evaluation: You may have torn your acl or have bucket handle meniscus tear or combination thereof. It is hard to know what the injury is without knowledge of previous surgeries but if swollen, locked and having pain or feelings of instability or giving out would advise formal evaluation. ...Read more
If I have an ACL tear in my knee, can I go skiing or will it make my knee worse? Thank you very much in advance
So if you twist your knee while skiing would that result in a total knee replacement or a more minor type surgery?
My left knee is burning, why is this? There are sharp pains as well. 5 years ago skiing I injured this knee with cartilage and ligament damage.
I have a pain under my right knee cap. It only hurts when I move it and the knee cap is moving. Who do I go see for this? I've had this since november 2011. I think that I hurt it from doing heavy excercise without warming up. I also snowboard alot. The p
I'm just wonderingif you have a knee injury while skiing would that result in total knee replacement surgery?
I am 17 years old and I have had knee pain in my left knee for about a month now. I had swelling for a while as I fell skiing but mri is clear.
Knee pain-see MD: You should see your primary care doctor for evaluation of your knee. A diagnosis can't be made without a thorough history and exam. It is important to know where the pain is localized, and an exam will reveal the most likely diagnosis. Often an X-ray will be ordered, sometimes an MRI. For now, until your appointment, minimize any weight bearing on that knee, no strenuous activities, and rest. ...Read more
I injured my knee skiing, nothing is broken. I had no swelling, and no pain. But, it feels stiff and I can not bend it fully, should I demand an MRI?
I fell skiing & possible sprained inside of knee that was previously sprained. Been a wk and hurts w/ active job Doing home treatment See a dr? Wait?
Knee sprain: Forceful injuries like falling while skiing typically are cause for concern when they fail to improve over 7-10 days Rest, Ice, compression with ace wrap, elevation, consistent use of NSAIDs, should be started immediately. If pain,swelling, stiffness, persist, you need to be examined. ...Read more
I recently had knee surgery. On nov. 4th 2011 I had a cadaver ACL put in my right knee. Will I be able to snow ski again?
Usually Yes...: It usually takes about 6 months and sometimes a bit longer after cadaver acl reconstruction to return to full, demanding recreational activities like skiing. Sometimes and acl brace is protective of the repair if the patient feels better with the brace or if there is any concern about knee stability after the repair. The ultimate decision should be made with your surgeon after an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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