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Old 10-22-2012, 09:05 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by movdqa View Post
Would it be worth having to go for surgery? I've had plenty of knee issues over the years but never let it go to the level that you've described. I've used knee braces but my problem is cartilege scraping and that fixes itself with a little rest.

You might want to have a doctor check it out if it doesn't get better soon. The knee braces are to fix the knee mistracking. If you have a different problem, then the knee brace might not do much other than keeping the joint a little warmer. The quality of knee braces is all over the place. Some of the cheap sleeves don't do much while some of the types with steel rods restrict a lot of the different kinds of movement that the knee can normally do.

It's Tiger Balm. I've never used it but you can look it up on the web.
To be honest, I've never had knee problems before, it didn't swell a great deal the first day, and you never know if you will ever get to play for a state championship my team was counting on me. Hindsight says I was stupid, but at the time I felt it was the right thing to do because I was playing in the number 1 position and felt our chances of winning would be greater if I didn't have to forfeit my match.

I wore a brace yesterday during the matches that offered a little bit of support...just enough to keep the leg tracking correctly and to give me enough confidence to be on the court. Today (at work) I'm wearing one that limits the movement of my leg a great deal more.

Going to my family physician this afternoon...basically because I've had congestion for about 10 days now and I need to get something for it. I'm going to have him look at my knee as well (he's a runner so he's pretty good with leg injuries). If I need something else I will see a specialist later in the week.

Thanks for clearing the 'Balm' up...maybe that's why I couldn't find it.

I appreciate your input.

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