i just saw my physio, (in the UNSW complex) and they now reckon that its not a full tear!! and there is alot less movement than when i first went in!! i know it doesnt heal itself but its good news for me and they also said i could play on it, cautiously at first with training etc, and strapping would, as spk and alla said, help a little, but mostly psychologically!! so im pretty happy with that outcome and 3 of the physios saw me today and did their own assesments of it and all came to the same conclusion. weather its scar tissue forming to create a sort of bond or not im not sure....
A partial, that's better news definantly.
You're just going to have to be really really careful with footy now. One little knock and it could go. Those mauls will be the biggest danger for you I reckon.
But you sound pretty confident, so congrats.
Have you heard of a product called Bionicare for Degeneration of cartilage? It is working wonders in the USA
have you got anymore info on it?? Cell Biology make a tendon spray and a bone gel which i have been using and found it seems to be helping....Originally Posted by Unregistered
That is great news!!! I still would be careful, but it is great that it isnt as bad as first thought!
I asked about taking glucosamine for my knee and wsa told unless you are suffering from arthritis I wouldnt bother..... for a straight out injury I guess the benefits arent there as much as if you have arthritis. Having said that I know stacks of people that reckon it is ok.
Im always a bit cautious of these sorts of supplements, Im not sure that products like this can really help unless your body is lacking what they supply (sorry, it is the physiologist in me!).... but I guess on the flip side, if they work for you then why not?
how has the glucosamine worked for you? i heard it takes about 2 months to kick in.
did sprints and sleds today, knee is feeling fine. icing now.
Originally Posted by Alla
Personally, Im not taking it. I was advised not to worry about it because I dont have aproblem with arthritis at thi point. I have also heard that it can take a while to kick in....Originally Posted by blindside
Good on you for the sprints and sleds. I managed an 8 km road bike ride today.... feeling ok too.
Have you had an MRI scan yet? I'd definantly get one of those before you do anything. I don't doubt that yours is a good physio but it wouldn't be such a bad idea to get official confirmation anyway... just in case.Originally Posted by blindside
For all you know you might be a lucky bastard and just have a torn meniscus!
have you guys, alla and spk, tried a spin class??? they are good fitness and good for my knee. ask your physio about them. i found it very beneficial, plus its good fun and fitness......