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Old 04-10-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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Where to go for back of knee injury?

I stepped the wrong way and hyperextended my knee. From what I feel and read online, i think i hurt my popliteus muscle/tendon.

Its been a couple month since it happened but i think i fucked it up more by exercising. im wearing a simple knee brace and not putting stress on it anymore but its taking a while to get better.

Do i go to a walk in clinic or straight to physiotherapist? i dont really have a family doctor right now after my previous one retired.

is physiotherapy covered by msp? or average price?

recommend any?

Thanks in advanced.

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Old 04-11-2015, 09:15 AM   #2
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Where to go for back of knee injury?

those knee braces will do fuck all for you, more of a inconvenience tbh.. a proper knee brace will run about 300 plus.

if you have extended medical yes you are covered typically its 500$/yr

physio will cost usually around 50-100 a session depending where you go to
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go to a doctor first. you need to assess if your knee injury is bone or muscle related, and isolate what part of bone or muscle to properly address it. i strongly recommend finding a GP now that your current one retired. walk-in doctors are OK, but i've found them to be hit or miss. i've had some really good walk-ins and a couple of not so great walk-ins.

knee braces - different braces/sleeves address different knee issues. i can get a fancy expensive hinged knee brace but it won't do shit all if my knee issue is related to knee cap misalignment for example. the doctor can refer you to a specialist, kinesiologist, or physio therapy depending on the knee issue.

final piece of advice - whatever the dr tells you i.e. rest for x amount of time or avoid x sport/exercise for x reason - listen to them or risk re-injury and long term issues.

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