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  1. #1
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    Bruised patella ?

    Does anyone have experience with a bruised kneecap / "patella contusion" ?

    Did a kneebrace help ride while you recovered?

    I know rest would be best, but I'm supposed to go on a bike riding trip in Colorado next week...

    As of now, I haven't been able to ride in the week since the injury (hit my knee on a rock)

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    Lots of Vitamin C and Boron, which Apples contains lots of speed recovery. To be safe - I'd protect it with a pad.
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    I've never been diagnosed with one, but I'm pretty sure I've done it. Lots and lots of ice and ibuprofen.

    You had an x-ray? No hairline fracture?
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    I did get an X-ray... thankfully, no hairline fracture.
    I've been told (given that the trip is happening) the best thing is to slowly ease into riding... keeping the tendon moving and working, followed by rest and ice. So, I'm going to try and ride... will be interesting to see how much I can do.

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