Mar. 10th, 2012

rosebee: Adam Lambert touches the gauges/plugs in his ears (Default)
Evidently because I'm very active (& play a full-contact sport), now that I've strained my MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament, on the left side of the right knee, and right side of the left knee) twice I am now at a much higher risk of an ACL tear. :( Unfortunately, ACL tears are already too common in derby, and I'm bummed I now have something that puts me at even higher risk of one.

I found a wonderful physical therapist who's only a block from my office, and is a sponsor for one of my derby league's teams.

She said I can still do derby (once my knee is more healed), but I should wear a good knee brace from now on while doing so (& while hiking & other things that could stress my knee).

I got a hinged knee brace when I went to the orthopedic clinic in town (best in town), but the brace was only helping a little bit then. As the swelling in my knee goes down, the it helps less and less. So the P/T is going to ask the orthopedist Dr for a Rx for a custom knee brace. I'm pleased I'll have something that works & fits better.

I hope I get the custom one soon - this off-the-shelf one is hot & uncomfortable & doesn't even work all that well. My knee goes sideways when I walk (especially on stairs).

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