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Before this post descends into something rude.

I had to go hospital last nught with a really sore knee. After a surprising 2 minute wait I was ushered into a cubical and assessed. I am now on crutches with the biggest bandage I have seen.

Apparently I have damaged the shock absorber part of my knee between the shin and knee. Its really painful to put woeght and movement on it so I am using the crutches like a good boy!

Has anyone else had this? How long will I be out of training? The nurse said three weeks but I dont wont and injuroes to drag on it being my first season.



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    ah sorry to hear-haven't had anything like that i'm afraid so can't really give you advice or any idea on how long it will take to heal.

    you should prob listen to nurse/doc's advice[&:]

    what i would say is that you should aim to keep the rest of your body as fit and mobile as possible so as not to set you back in training...
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    bennybenny Posts: 1,314
    Second opinion?? Maybe by a doctor that knows about people who sport!
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    BopomofoBopomofo Posts: 980
    Sorry to hear about the injury, BlinkyBaz. I can't offer any injury-specific advice other than "Don't rush back". How about using a pull bouy to immobilise your legs and working on your swimming technique for a few weeks?

    Also, there must be some general gym work you can do? Core stability exercises, maybe?

    Get well soon.[:)]
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    BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    After the rant and the disapointment has lifted,

    I am doing core stuff and lowerback exercise's just to keep flexible.

    I have been given the go ahead to start swimming at the end of next week but light.

    Looks like impact exercise (running, football abd squash) are around 3 weeks away.

    i am going to take it easy at first but have a 10k race in March (off road kamakazi). I have paid for that so reckon I will take it slow and see how I go.
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    BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144

    Vrutches go tomorrow and the pain killers stop too!

    I am offically aloud to swim this Friday and I cant wait. Got to take ot easy though.

    All the pain from the knee went after 2 days put I had to keep my weight off it. I was lucky and avoided infection in the soft tissue stuff between the knee and shin.

    Jope to be back and fully training in 2 weeks.

    Thanks for the posts, sometimes you just need tyo vent steam!!
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