|Dec. 13th, 2011 12:54 pm Knee update|
After work on Friday, I saw the campus general practitioner. He moved my leg, pushed and pulled things, poked around....he said either a sprain (without naming a ligament...bwah??) or torn meniscus. He gave me a prescription anti-inflammatory, told me to use crutches, ice it, and see the sports medicine doc. Sports med doesn't have any appointments until Thursday.
In the meantime, I'm being somewhat compliant with the crutches (because one legged crutching hurts my back) and I used my wheelchair for a grocery trip (yay for sometimes being smart). Based on how it hurts (changing pain levels based on what I'm doing, specific sensations of pain, discomfort, and "fullness"), I'm leaning towards torn meniscus. It has some very similar qualities as when I fell off a ladder working at Target 6ish years ago and tore cartilage in my other knee (I think it was the other one...I can't remember...but hopefully I either have the medical records at home or can check old LJ entries).
My insurance is awful and is going to have serious issues paying for an MRI if they want one. They'll also have serious issues paying for surgery if that's what's needed for this. I have problems with knee braces based on my knee to thigh thickness ratio (seriously, who makes those damn things? I know I have big thighs, but how many people are straight up and down in the leg?). Anyhow...hell. I think I'll be canceling my Crossfit membership at least until this clears up....between my spine and my knee, I really can't see what I can do other than presses. CF is about whole-body, functional fitness...which means there are very few upper-body only things that happen. Grrrr.
On a happier note, looks like I got an A- in Soc of Sport/Exercise and probably an A in Psych of Sport/Exercise....good semester :-)
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