|02-06-2011, 10:28 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Almost 4 weeks ago, I fell on my left knee like a aspiring to-be NBA basketball player(because I am, you know?). I was playing soccer. It wasn't on grass or concrete. No sir. It was on the snow. My gym teacher made us play soccer on the freaking snow. People were falling left and right and getting excited and stuff.
I was THE best athlete out there. I collided with this fat white guy and I made him fall. He's bigger and thicker than me but I made the dude fall. God I love being black. All that deadlifting in the gym is paying off too. I was hustling left and right. The team was bleh but I was the best defender by far. I couldn't score for squat though. I will outrun you, outwork you but when I get that ball I can't do squat with it. None of the best athletes in gym class were there so I looked good.
The ball went out of bounds, this same guy tries to bring it back. He tries to warn me that there's ice under our cold feet but all I could think about was grabbing that ball. In defensive and offensive moves I can't remember I tripped on his leg and I fell on my beautiful left knee. I said the f-word so hard I was like "FUUUU..." I never swore this hard in my life. The crazy weather made everyone crazy. I got frustrated, I guess. I could barely walk, so I sat down nearby a field goal post(we were playing on the track right).
I made a commitment to always wear knee pads. It still hurts a little but it's mostly uncomfortable(I got past that stretch reflex thing). I'm sad. Dumb emotions. I asked the doctor how long it would take to heal and she said it usually heals in a month or 6 weeks. She said if it's still not 100% we can do some rehab or wear some orthotic insoles or something. I don't want to get to that point. I'm doing plenty of icing.
Have any of y'all gotten a knee bone bruise before? Did it feel fine after 4 to 6 weeks? Did you have to do any rehab or wear something to relieve the pain? I'm thinking of asking the doc if I could train my abs. I heard that training the abs in athletically can ease knee pain which makes sense to me but because my ab muscles suck because I got inactive.
|02-08-2011, 04:34 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Los Angeles
No specific experience with a knee bone bruise - except that I hope you had good X-rays to make sure there is no hairline fracture.
But in general - you'll be most successful as an athlete if you understand that you will have injuries and use those times to work on whatever you can that's not injured, as well as following all instructions for rehab (and maybe do some research yourself on rehabbing your condition).
It sounds like you have a good attitude about it, as far as working on abs - I'd say, go for it. In general, good core strength will help any athlete.
My daughter is in her 4th year at circus school ... injuries every year - she currently has a bone bruise in her wrist. She was given 4-6 weeks, just like you, with a second X-ray and possibly MRI to make sure there is no hairline fracture. But the thing I've seen in her - when she was injured her first year, she was devastated, wanted to drop out and move back home. At the school, they gave her another apparatus to work on that didn't aggravate her injury and helps with core strength. At first she hated it, but a friend of hers really helped her in terms of looking at it in a positive light ... she ended up not just learning that apparatus, but totally owning it,and now she's one of the best women in the world on that apparatus. Since then, when she's been injured, of course she's disappointed about what she misses but she also see it as an opportunity to both rest and rebuild the injured part, and to develop other areas (both physical and artistic). From what I can see, this is the best attitude an athlete can have.
Good luck! 6 weeks might feel like forever now, but what you do during those 6 weeks will determine whether they put you behind or ahead of your game!
|02-08-2011, 08:19 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
2 weeks left, actually. Tell your daughter I wish her the best of luck in her training. Just 2 weeks before I can get back to where I was...
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