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Old 04-20-2013, 12:34 AM
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Question Large Chunk missing from my Meniscus

Before I go to the orthopedic specialist or w/e, thought i'd let all the Dr's on DGCR take a shot at how I should handle this.

My major goal this year was to be ready for, participate in, and do well in the KC Wide Open. Obviously that's a little over a month away, and I'll have to practice alot between now and then to be ready for a competition like this.

That said I got the results from my MRI done and I'm missing a chunk of cartilage and that is what has been causing my pain. I don't feel the pain much on the course, other than big hills and such. The pain is mostly when I go up and down stairs and what not. Occasionally if I've been sitting awhile it hurts when I first get going, but not a huge deal. Its pretty rare that it hurts when I throw, and honestly thinking about it has slowed me down some and is probably helping my throwing mechanics.

So, should I stop playing and get this taken care of immediately. Or is it something that isn't going to get worse without something traumatic happening. I'm having a baby in July, so I have to take all my time off from work then, so I was thinking right in there would be where I'd shoot for having it done. It'll be too damn hot to play anyways :P
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:42 AM
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Meniscus is pretty important. Go get surgery.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:51 AM
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Please,

NEVER NEVER NEVER seek/take medical advice from morons on a disc golf forum

Unless it's: go get medical help like Brother Dave mentioned.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:19 AM
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Please,

NEVER NEVER NEVER seek/take medical advice from morons on a disc golf forum

Unless it's: go get medical help like Brother Dave mentioned.
Obviously I'm going to do what the doctor tells me too...i guess i'm more so wondering what you all would do say...tomorrow

I havent been told to stay off it or nething...just wondering if anyone has any similar experience i guess
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:47 AM
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NO PAIN

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Get it taken care of.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:40 AM
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As someone who had his college baseball career ended by ignoring an injury because I wanted to finish the season out:

Get it taken care of!
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:17 AM
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I don't have an ACL due to old BMX injuries. Definitely regret not getting it fixed way back when on some days.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:39 AM
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What would chuck norris do?

I think u have ur answer
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:46 AM
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NEVER NEVER NEVER seek/take medical advice from morons on a disc golf forum

Unless it's: go get medical help like Brother Dave mentioned.
Yep. So I'll offer my experience as a prediction of what the Ortho will tell you:

Mine said, "Let pain be your guide." By which he meant, it wasn't ever going to get any better without surgery, but I wasn't going to be causing further damage by using it, beyond what he would fix in surgery. So if you can still function, I'll bet he gives you the O.K. to play.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:13 AM
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Get it fixed now so that you can play fully soon. Pushing it off will only give you more pain and worse operation later on. These things dont get better when you ignore them.

Also, ask your doctor ^^
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