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Old 08-16-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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Put a foot down....hyperextended knee?

Anyone else done this? I actually lost control today due to some sand/gravel on the road. The front began washing out....so I instinctively put my foot down on that side. I guess I extended it out in front of me. Well, my knee instantly extended, locked and then hyperextended. I was then shot off my bike by the now locked out leg (kinda catapulted me over the saddle to the other side) I think my knee will be okay...but not sure yet. I'll know in the morning. Can hardly walk now. Just wondering if anyone else has ever put a foot down and had it lock out instead of what you think it's going to do.
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:57 AM   #2
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I bet a dollar it is going to hurt more in the morning. see a doctor if you think it hyper extended. The only time my feet leave the pegs is when I'm cornering offroad
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:11 AM   #3
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Let me give you one piece of advice:

See a doc' specialised on knee stuff (orthopedic...).

Might sound like too much.
But after having carried a damaged knee for the past 20 years... something that could have been most likely prevented if proper medical treatment would have been done back then - well long story short: the knee is the most complex and most heavily used joint in the human body - and you don't want to ignore a problem.

Maybe it's nothing... maybe you'll need some physical therapy... maybe more maybe nothing.
But it's worth having it checked out.
If it pans out to be nothing to bother about, you can say wasted time / money.
But if it requires some attention, the earlier the better.


I am usually not one to run to the doc for every little thing.
But I've learned my lesson the hard way: knee? don't ignore it.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:23 PM   #4
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I tore my ACL in an accident and didn't get it repaired. I did physical therapy and it helped quite a bit. My knee joint didn't have a lot of play in it even after the ACL was torn so I opted not to get it repaired.

Definitely go get it checked out though if you can.

I find that ice helps a lot with my knee pain. I also wear armored knee braces (they protect your knee from hyperextending) when I ride off road, but I think they would be too bulky and inconvenient to wear on the road regularly.


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Old 08-17-2014, 05:36 PM   #5
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Didn't hyperextend but thought wow that was stupid

Last summer I and my sons just enjoying the day cruising the dirt roads around here. Younger son riding with me the other riding his dual sport. Slowed to go through an intersection,turned and there was a little gravel worked up on the half pavement crap they do around here. The rear wheel slid out probable an inch or two but felt like 3 feet my foot went down and I was going way to fast for that.didnt do anything to my knee but my foot felt like it was just mashed with a sledge hammer. The slid was so minor there was no danger of going down, but had to think wow put in my foot down probably the worst thing to do and was totally no thinking reaction.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:22 PM   #6
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I hyperextended a knee wrestling in college. Hurt pretty bad and was sore for quite a while but ice and relaxing as much as possible was the prescribed cure for me.... but if you have a tear of something else going on it would be good to know that so you don't risk more damage.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:56 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comments.

The next morning, sure enough, I couldn't move it at all, couldn't walk, and the pain was extreme. Not swollen or black/blue though. I thought for sure it (right knee) was fubar....and I was going to need surgery. I told myself that I'd give it 2 days minimum, before I went to a specialist.
Morning #2 (now) I woke up and found it much better. still reduced range of motion....but it is 75% better than yesterday. I'm now pretty confident that i'm okay...and will recover with just a little time. i have stability in all directions; so I don't think (hope) any ligaments are torn.
Moral of the story- be careful! it takes just 1/100th of a second and one small careless move to f you for a long time. It's a bell you can't unring. I feel really lucky to have (likely) gotten away with this warning.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:13 AM   #8
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If you have sufficient coverage, get it detail checked. You don't want to have it go out from under you when you're doing the Lumbergh (your avatar) or when putting a foot down.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:42 PM   #9
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I hyperextended my knee and found later I'd torn the meniscus. Good luck with your recovery.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:14 AM   #10
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Yeah, I did that once. Lots of ibuprofen and ace wrap. After about 2 weeks I was back to normal. Had a decent bruise too.





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