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Old 05-08-2008, 08:13 PM   #1
Pierre Descoteaux
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Pre patellar bursitis???

Long story short, I banged my knee. Anyone has suggestions to get back on track asap? Should I avoid squats or any other movement?

I'll be icing lots but other ideas are welcome.
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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Re: Pre patellar bursitis???

You banged your knee....... so how are we supposed to give you any advice (well, we shouldn't really be giving you advice in the first place) without knowing what exactly happened and where it hurts?

For all anyone knows you could've broken your femur or torn cartilage in your knee... or gotten just a bruise.
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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Re: Pre patellar bursitis???

Well, I did not want to bore people with a long story and I though the titled implied that I knew what I had.

Nevertheless, here it is... 11 days ago, while biking on the approach to an ice climb I banged my knee on the speed shifts on the handle bar. (top right of the knee cap / quad tendon attachment) After laying on the ground for 5 minutes I figured I was still able to bike and climb and ice the injured knee on the drive back. That was a stupid idea I know. The next day, my knee was as big and round as a cantaloupe. I went to the doctor and got X rays but he said the knee was too inflamed to better diagnose. Now that the knee isn't as inflamed I went back and got the "prepatellar bursitis" diagnostic. According to him I can do pretty much anything but since going up and down the stairs still feels uneasy, I figured this could be worth a shot. Biking feels great but unweighted squats below parallel... not so much.

I hope this helps.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:15 AM   #4
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Re: Pre patellar bursitis???

Alrighty.. just like any other injury.. ice, stay away from painful exercises, stretching it out and getting full ROM is your first priority then strengthening it after.

The thing I was/am iffy about is usually banging a bursa against something doesn't GIVE you bursitis. It's usually something accumulated from training. Possibly was aggravating by bumping your knee though. Shrug.
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