Re: therapy for hyperextended knee

In early Oct of 2007, I suffered a severe hyperextention of my left knee while I was giving a friend a piggy-back ride.....and then started to run.
Naturally, I wasn't at my best judgement, and my knee locked with him on my back. I immediately thought I blew out my knee and couldnt walk for a few days......worst pain of my life. It took 2 weeks before I could walk normal. THere was no swelling and no brusing. No pain behind the knee cap, but lots of pain in the back of the knee and down the outside......once I was able to even bend my knee. I am a seasoned athlete with zero prior knee problems. Now in mid December, I am able to walk and golf without discomfort, but running is still only at 50%, jumping is out of the question, and it hurts a lot when I try to bend the knee all the way...like if I try to squat down where my glutes touches my heels. I can walk up stairs, but the strength is obviously not all there and I am worried I have partially torn something. I have a young self employed businessman with no health insurance......hence, no doctor visit yet. I can bend my knee forward while standing with no pain, but something is wrong when I go from just slightly bent to straight on my left knee.....like when I am stabalizing myself. IS is possible it is just a severe sprain/hyperextention and just needs more time? How can I go about a diagnosis without paying for an MRI, that I can't afford? Please help.
Tony, Sacramento, CA

Posted By tony on December 18, 2007 at 21:51:51:

In Reply to: therapy for hyperextended knee posted by Eric on December 08, 2007 at 07:24:05:

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