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frostyflo 10-12-2012 03:11 PM

cartilage damage
 
hey guys!

my english is usually good enough to talk to english-speaking persons and to comment on hockey-forums, not good enough for medicine conversations so I hope you`ll get me

here`s my story:
last summer my knee began to hurt while I began to shape up for the new season. I played the whole season, I just had to, my knee hurted more and more.
in spring I did an MRI and they diagnosed a grade 2 cartilage damage with a crack in it.
now, after a long frustrating summer with a lot of things I tried I`m back on the ice, feels ok so far

my question:
has anyone of you, your team-mates, friends, players etc a
cartilage damage and how do/did you/they deal with it?

Fanned On It 10-13-2012 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frostyflo (Post 54941093)
hey guys!

my english is usually good enough to talk to english-speaking persons and to comment on hockey-forums, not good enough for medicine conversations so I hope you`ll get me

here`s my story:
last summer my knee began to hurt while I began to shape up for the new season. I played the whole season, I just had to, my knee hurted more and more.
in spring I did an MRI and they diagnosed a grade 2 cartilage damage with a crack in it.
now, after a long frustrating summer with a lot of things I tried I`m back on the ice, feels ok so far

my question:
has anyone of you, your team-mates, friends, players etc a
cartilage damage and how do/did you/they deal with it?

What did your knee-pain feel like? My knees have been hurting on and off and I'm not sure whether it's from hockey or not, but I'm just sort of pushing through it and playing (as it doesn't hurt when I play... it's usually the day after that they hurt).

Heat McManus 10-13-2012 07:05 PM

I'm missing about 30ish% of the cartilage from both knee caps and some more from my meniscus. I also work on my feet so they're pretty much always in pain.

What I do now:
When I skate I use a brace on each knee (http://bungapads.com/bunga-knee-brac...e-support.html) They're getting old and I think I need to upgrade.
Advil for pain. (I've tried glucosamine but it never did much for me.)
Went from 1/2" hollow to 5/8". The shallower hollow allowed for less chance of me catching an edge and something tweaking. For me, if something is going to give it's going to be in my knee.


I'm on the ice 1-2x per week. I try and take it easy as I'm not making a living from playing and I don't want to lose any more cartilage.


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