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July 31st, 2003
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mildly hurt
So we lost the softball game on Tusday and to add injury to insult, I hurt myself. I seem to have pulled something along the back of my right knee. The leg doesn't much like straightening. I figure maybe I overextended it from a dead stop while running bases, since I always lead off with that leg. It hurts along the back right at the top of the calf and rught at the connecting part above the knee.

working all day at a job that requires constant standing (or walking! bonus!) with a bum knee is really tiring. I kept finding myself with all my weight on my left leg, which rapidly wore out.

I'm trying not to do that and not to limp too much. Swinging my hips a little seems to help. I don't know anything about this type of injury. I ced it for 20 minutes before I left the game. It seems pretty minor, but advice would still be appreciated if anyone has any.

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From:sleigh
Date:July 31st, 2003 05:51 am (UTC)
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The advice I've always received for knee injuries: ice for 24 hours, then heat. Ibubrofen to reduce swelling and pain. Wrap for support, especially since you're on it all day -- in fact, use a crutch if you have to. And if it still is giving you problems in a few days, then better check with a doc.

Hope it feels better soon -- bum knees are no fun!
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From:mishamish
Date:July 31st, 2003 06:37 am (UTC)
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Hmmm... afraid I can't be much help. All of my knee problems have been on the sides, and hurt only hurt when I put weight on them while straightening. Sorry. However, yeah, ice is good. Ibuprofen is good. Limping isn't all THAT bad. Generally, just take care of yourself. If you're tired, try to rest. If you're hurting, try to avoid what you're doing to hurt it for a little while. If your body tries to avoid certain movements, try to avoid them. If you're thirsty, drink lots of water. You're body knows what it needs (and what it doesn't want) and will let you know.
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From:kgkofmel
Date:July 31st, 2003 08:48 am (UTC)
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Watch out for the hip-swinging. Not saying stop, but just watch. We tend to create smaller injuries while compensating for the original injury.

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From:markeyisapunk
Date:July 31st, 2003 09:51 am (UTC)

medical advice?

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find a stool to sit on at work...
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