Meniscus Bruise

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  1. Punk

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    While playing in my local rec league I fell on my knee and felt a sharp pain, after seeing my doctor he said it was a bruised Meniscus and i could still play hockey as long as i can handle the pain.

    What i was wondering is if this has happened to anyone, and have you tried to skate with the pain, and if there's any tips to help lessen the pain(brace etc..)
     
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    I don't think a brace will do anything. You're probably just gonna have to play through it.

    I kinda tore up my miniscus when I did my ACL, and sometimes my knee will lock straight because of it when I play. But I guess there's no further damage you can do to it by playing, or the doctor would have told you.
     
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    Rhus Tox is a homeopathic remedy that works wonders for back and joint pain.
     
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    I tore my meniscus

    I just tore mine and it was 3 months rehab.

    I played through it for like 5-6 games but it kept locking when i bent it and EXCRUCIATING pain when i tried to straighten it until it popped (like cracking ur knuckles). I would've kept playing but finally it locked and wouldn't release so i had surgery. So if it doesn't hurt, play.
     
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    My recommendation is let it heal. I have a cyst that's built up(2 in my right knee actually) but one is right on my outer miniscus on my right knee, always has pain. There are 2 things that modern science will NEVER be able to perfect at its current state, and thats your KNEE and your BACK. For your own health, and trust me I KNOW how it feels to sit back and want to play. Let it rest. If you want more detail, go to a knee specialist and have an MRI done. Trying to play through the pain for a few games truthfully isn't worth screwing up your knee for the rest of your life.
     
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    Yeah, I'd say let it heal. and wear a brace when you're out and about. I had tendonitis in my knee earlier this year. Took a couple days off and it was better. Guy on my team tore his meniscus and came back a week before his doctor told him to. He's pretty much done for the season now. Rest and let it heal.
     
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    Trust your doctor's advise, that's why he gets the big bucks. A bruise and a tear are two different animals, thus the doctor's OK to continue play. Stay away from using a brace unless you really need it, which doesn't appear to be the case.
     

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