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post #11 of 29 Old 10-13-2013, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

Thank you. I will start researching Lemon Grass essential oils as well as Hyarulonic acid.

4horses, I have to agree that I don't want to spend 20yrs limping around due to this. I've already spent the last two regretting every moment + losing out on the mare I was in the running to buy before getting injured and quitting. I have a small jar with about three hundred saved for something else but I'll use it to save up for an MRI. Thank you.

Again, I appreciate all of you in your advice and taking the time to add your input to this problem. If anyone has -any- exercises they think would help, feel free to post them. I've still got to try and better my knees in the time it takes to earn this money.
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post #12 of 29 Old 10-13-2013, 12:46 PM
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I tore my MCL and was told surgery only had 50 percent chance of working. I was sent to a sports doctor who opted for physical therapy first. I walked a lot stairs and did low impact exercises, but these things were specific to my injury.
You should at least get an MRI and have expert look at it.

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post #13 of 29 Old 10-14-2013, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the input. I've decided to follow you guys' advice and save/plan for an mri and schedule a doctor's visit once I feel comfortable enough with the money I've saved to get all checked out. In the mean time I'll try stairs (I haven't a thing left to lose as it is) and report back!
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post #14 of 29 Old 10-14-2013, 01:34 PM
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Look at any payment plans available. I was able to put $100 down on my MRI during the visit, then paid $100 a month until I got it paid off. It may be easier for you to do it that way. I know it sure was instead of forking over $500 all at once.

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post #15 of 29 Old 10-15-2013, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Kayella thank you for bringing that up! I totally forgot about payment plans, when I go to the doctor's (hopefully before Nov 30th, ha...) I'll remember to discuss it with her. Since I've lived the last two years just tolerating/not complaining about it I know it's not a huge priority in life right now.

Oh and I went out to find some bleachers or stairs since there's none in our house and I have to say WOW! My knees haven't felt so ..normal since the day I got injured. They felt sooo good! So hopefully I'll be able to keep up with this.
Again I can't thank any of you enough. :) I appreciate the help.
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post #16 of 29 Old 10-15-2013, 03:52 PM
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sorry to hear about anyones knee injury. Sign up for the new healthcare if you dont have ins, you have to anyway if you are an adult. the acl replacements usually last about 10 years, my acl was made from a piece of ligament that goes over the knee cap. . I had lateral release done on the opposite side to keep the knee cap from being pulled off to one side.
You cannot repair a ligament. meniscus can be shaved to alleviate the pulling and additional tearing . The longer you wait the more damage is done to the joint. You can also do leg curls, to build your thigh muscles, have the PT show you , one your tummy on the ^ shaped table and weights on your calves and you curl up . builds thighs and butt . dont overdo any excersize . I wish the best of luck. I injured my knee in 1970 , waited 20 yrs for the surgery to improve . and until I had health ins. My knee is full of scar tissue now, and the ligaments and tendons look like mush.. and it constantly hurts .. so dont wait to long !
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post #17 of 29 Old 10-15-2013, 06:52 PM
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Well I am in Canada, when you injure yourself, or need tests or surgery, there is no out of pocket expenses, it's all covered, as it should be.

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Awesome Wares! :) I think they're working on creating a similar system in the US, but for now I'm looking for ins and collaborating with dad in research. (He's like the king of research within these walls.) You guys keep scaring me, just a little, regarding waiting too long. So we're searching away!

I will start focusing on buns, thighs and ab muscles. I recently tried yoga to do some strengthening, but it was more painful than it was beneficial. Downward dog really did a number on my knees and it gave me zits. I was told that the yoga was supposed to be difficult at first but I'm not sure they understand my knee issues.. I stopped after 15 minutes because I didn't want to overdo it and it was beyond reasonably uncomfortable.

Anyone who read my thread in the parenting section now knows that we're tight on money, which is why I'm trying the free stuff. But is there a directory somewhere that has a list of PTs that anyone knows of?

Thank you all for your advice and input. :) I appreciate it.
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post #19 of 29 Old 10-18-2013, 09:21 PM
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I'm beginning to sound like a broken record around these parts. But I'm going to basically say the same thing I just said in another post.

Your body will heal very quickly if you follow the advice of Arnold Ehret, Dr. Robert Morse, Loren Lockmen, and Dr. Douglas Graham. If you research these people you will have gained an immense amount of knowledge on how to heal your body.

I'm also going to suggest you research an herb called, comfrey. It's also called, knit bone, because of it's ability to heal broken bones. And from the research I've done on it, it's also amazing for ligaments and tendons. IMO, it would be worth looking into.

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post #20 of 29 Old 10-19-2013, 02:32 PM
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OP-Here is the info on Comfrey. If you decide to try it, as TF suggests, you need to be knowledgeable in how to use it as well as the limitations to the use.

Comfrey | University of Maryland Medical Center

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