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03-21-2013, 11:30 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
A couple years ago in a scrimmage I hit a rut while attempting to turn around - the result was that most of my body turned while my right leg was forced to stay put. I got right back up and skated back into the play, but came off soon afterward with pain in my upper calf/ behind my knee.
Different area, but maybe relevant to your injury. Next few days, I couldn't put much weight on the leg unless it was perfectly straight. I couldn't bend my knee very far without reaching a point where I'd have nasty pain. Some movements were fine, some not at all. I could do typical stretches no problem front bends, lunges, etc. but every now and then the wrong combination of movement and weight on that side would stop me cold with pain.
Ended up getting it x-rayed, nothing odd showed up, all ligaments and tendons OK. Doc sent me for MRI because he expected it must be some sort of cartilage damage to the knee - it eventually revealed a small (incomplete - which is why it didn't show in the x-ray) fracture at the top of my fibula. By the time the MRI was done (probably 4 weeks after the injury), it had pretty much healed already.
All this to say that based on my experience (especially in light of the pain without bruising/swelling) you should definitely check to make sure you're not at risk of making a small stress fracture into something worse.
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