Forums Splitboard Talk Forum For those that have injured their knees before….
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    Curious, what did it feel like, what were your symptoms, etc.? ACL, MCL, whatever, just curious…

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    what did it feel like when it happened? I’ve done both my MCL’s, and they both were the same. you hear a pop on the inside of your knee, doesn’t hurt right away, but it feels way to loose. And then wham! that shit stings man. for me it was a constant throbbing.

    but it didnt hurt nearly as much as when i went to the hospital to get it examined and the doctor tripped over the knee. ass

    4150 Posts

    Mine was pretty obvious.

    I came up short and landed flat on a gap at Hood Meadows….heard a pop, felt lots of pain, and the knee buckled if I tried to weight it.

    Hope yours is just a sprain!

    457 Posts

    Hypothetically speaking what was the rehab time? Constant popping and internal pain/shifting when bending the leg at greater than a 90 degree angle? Tenderness when touching the knee area?

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    @bigdood wrote:

    Constant popping and internal pain/shifting when bending the leg at greater than a 90 degree angle? Tenderness when touching the knee area?

    Did you have a specific accident or is your knee just not feeling right? I’ve got some tendonitis issues and what you describe sounds exactly the way my knee often times feel.

    Stagger Lee
    242 Posts

    If you do have an injury hopefully it’s your MCL. An MCL will typically heal on its own as long as you don’t keep aggravating it. I’ve injured mine (left knee – I’m regular footed) three times (all Grade II’s), each time taking several weeks to fully heal. I’ve always been able to continue riding after a few days while wearing good hinged-brace. Just make sure your knee is all healed up and ready for all those skintrack switchbacks we’ll all be stomping out soon :thumpsup: . Your split-ski will feel real heavy if you don’t.

    2068 Posts

    Your’re fucked. :banghead: :banghead:

    1514 Posts

    RICEM = Rest + Ice + Compress + Elevate + Marijuana

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    457 Posts

    @Ecobrad wrote:

    Your’re fucked. :banghead: :banghead:

    I always appreciate an intelligent decision by a medical professional.

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    I strained/tore my MCL. Even managed to do it on the board. Symptoms were extreme soreness/stiffness on inner side of my knee, centered a bit below and left of my kneecap (it was my right knee). As others said, rest, ice and time did the trick. I was back on the board in a few weeks, so maybe I didn’t really rest. Oh well. I didn’t know about that “M” step. Another lesson from forums!

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    Sounds a lot like my meniscus tears. Bad news: surgery. Good news – fast, complete recovery.

    jive stick
    110 Posts

    I have a torn miniscus, the result of high milage trail running amongst other things. No popping, significant pain at times with twisting or impact. Into it about a year, now.
    Bad news $5000.00.
    Good news. Although somewhat crippled, I’m not out for the count. Will be enjoying and also continuing my 30+ years of snow study.


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    Cartilage/meniscus issues can lead to a temp locking of the joint… a severe catching. Not the type of complication you want to take to far in the BC. Downright hazardous in a technical situation.

    This happened to me from time to time until it became unmanagable….finally getting it cleaned up this fall.

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