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    Knee bone bruise anyone?

    Hey all,
    Has anyone been diagnosed with a bone bruise before? If so how long did it take to heal? Doc said I can keep biking and wait 4-6 weeks but afterwards my knee is aching. Just wanted some input on what to expect besides dull aches.



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    ride thru the pain

    do what the doctor says

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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkape
    do what the doctor says

    i have a big fat scrape and a bruise underneath...right on the kneecap. hurt like hell when bending the knee for about a week. scab's finally healing but still a bruise.

    doctor said the reason it hurts when i bend it is because i'm not supposed to bend it! but he said it's 'minor', nothing torn or broken, he was more worried about my fractured thumb.

    he said buy armor and keep off the bike 4-6 weeks too. soundslike a long time but if i were to hit my knee again in the same spot i'd probably cry from the pain. hope you heal up well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjosedre
    Hey all,
    Has anyone been diagnosed with a bone bruise before? If so how long did it take to heal? Doc said I can keep biking and wait 4-6 weeks but afterwards my knee is aching. Just wanted some input on what to expect besides dull aches.



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    ice and ibuprophen will help the pain. if the doc says you can keep riding, then go for it. after you ride ice it for 20 min and take an anti-inflamatory.

    bone bruises take a long time to heal - longer than your average bruise. i bruised my elbow (bone bruise) in a roadie crash a while back and it probably took 6 months before that spot wasn't sensitve to touch. fortunately, i don't do a lot of pedaling with my elbow!!

    give the ice & ibuprophen after you ride a try. it should help.

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    I had one that covered a huge portion of the inside of my knee...got the patella, tibia and femur. It was so painful that I had to sleep on my side with a pillow between my legs for over two months and even the slightest tap on it would bring out terrible pain and a strange reaction...I would laugh uncontrollably.

    It took me nearly four months to heal completely, but the Dr. never told me to stay off my bike. He just told me not to hit it anymore. It's the most long-lasting and painful injury I've ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjosedre
    Hey all,
    Has anyone been diagnosed with a bone bruise before? If so how long did it take to heal? Doc said I can keep biking and wait 4-6 weeks but afterwards my knee is aching. Just wanted some input on what to expect besides dull aches.



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    Andres
    Hit mine as bad as you can w/out cracking it. Just man up and take the pain. Easier to do while the adrenaline is goin, but it'll go away eventually (months). Course, I still have am indent where it happened and that was some ten odd years ago.

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    bruised mine about a month ago and it still hurts like a mutha' too.... hurts more after running or biking for long periods, but like *rt* says...just ice it and take some tylenol....has become my daily ritual.... go for a ride, eat some tylenol, and lay on the couch with an icepack.... I've learned that if I don't do that, walking is a bit more of a challenge than it ought to ever be the next day

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    I smashed my knee into a rock in early December. It took about 3 months to feel completely better. Now I wear Veggie knee wraps for the rocky stuff. I can't really afford to do that again.

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    Bruised my heel pretty good last year. It was tender for a good 2 months or so and then, just when I started to forget about it, I bailed and landed on it again. Long story short, it takes much longer to heal than a regular bruise or break for that matter. Like others have said, ice and ibuprofin will get you through. Other than that, you just have to deal with it.



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    Being well versed in knee problems, I can inform you that bone bruises, even minor ones, take a long, long time to heal, though you need not expect much more than the dull aches unless you hit the bruised area, in which case it will hurt like a sumana*****. You have to go easy on it for a while and see what aggravates in and what doesn't. If the biking makes it sore, unfortunately you are probably going to have to stay off the bike for a while (heaven forbid!).

    Ibuprofen always worked well for me. 400mg 4-5 times daily should help.

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    Oh hell yeah, they hurt like hell and take a long time to completely go away. Most infamous/regular one for me is inside of the knee, where it's really just bone no muscle /fat. I've hit that area falling on my in-line skates and also on the TT/HB of my bike during falls. Never stopped me from riding or doing anything, just as the doc said don't hit it or you will know and expect it to be like that for months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kendogg
    I smashed my knee into a rock in early December. It took about 3 months to feel completely better. Now I wear Veggie knee wraps for the rocky stuff. I can't really afford to do that again.
    Please, please let Veggie knee wraps be what they sound like. Carrots and pees mashed up and contained by lettuce in some sort of wrap around the knee with the whole thing kept together by long strands of chives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breznak

    Ibuprofen always worked well for me. 400mg 4-5 times daily should help.
    Be careful taking a lot of ibuprofen over several days or weeks - it can cause stomach ulcers.

    I landed on a rock with my knee a few days ago when my foot somehow got caught in a piece of barbed wire - I felt like I was going to puke for 2-3 minutes. It really is painful to bump it now, but it doesn't ache or anything, luckily I was going pretty slow.

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    I too took a nasty spill and went (bare) knees first into rocks - damn did that hurt. I was off the bike for about a month. Luckily it didn't swell up too much...but my left leg was left with a nasty little scar.

    Fast forward a year later (a couple weeks ago), I'm out in Vegas for work. I wacked that same leg really good on a coffee table (don't ask! ) ...and it's still swollen - not good.

    Like with a number of people who have responded already - ibuprofen and lots of ice! It does help! Good luck with the recovery...

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    I am right there with a bone bruise on the inside of my left knee cap. I had shin guards on and slid and hit a babyhead....just a smalll scrape and big pain to bend. I am using ice and ibu.

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    This was my knee bone bruise, a couple of pain pills and 3 weeks later I was good to go.
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    What knee?

    I can see 2lbs of mince


    Hope you are ok.
    Now that look's REALLY sore.
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    Yeah I'm doing ok, thanks. It happened the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. I've been back on the bike for just over two now and am riding well.

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    Good to hear that.

    I have had a few hole's in my knee's in the past not nice, esp when you see the yellow fat on the out side of your pant's

    You know it may be more than a scratch then!

    No pain now at all and the scars have all but gone hope you can say the same in in a while.
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    After reading this thread

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    of my three bone bruises, one formed a cyst. the bone around the bruise died due to the loss of blood flow. be very careful. if it starts to get hot to the touch or you start to run a fever, call the doc immediately.

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    Today is the test

    Same here, last weekend I got a pretty bad knee bone bruise, today after work is the first chance I am getting to ride my mtb, hopefully all is well, although the knee is still sore. its going to be no problem though, pain is good for the soul

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    It gets better that's for sure, I've found that resting these things does nothing for me. Just ride through it.

    Good luck,
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    I did it twice in one summer... which means I spent 1/2 my summer with a painful knee. Luckily they weren't too bad, back on the bike in 3 wks. w/ some pain... but I always wear kneepads now.
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