LCL Injury

Hey everyone! I recently just experienced one of the most painful injuries of my life: an LCL sprain. I play volleyball, and I suppose I twisted my knee while my foot was still in place, which hurt to an extreme degree. I didnt say anything, however, as practice was almost over and I figured I would just tell my coach after instead of interrupting. Big mistake. Once the ball was back in play I had to dive to save it and oh my gosh, it felt like I couldnt put any weight on it whatsoever. I cant bend my knee certain ways and I have to go see an orthopedic to see if the sprain will require reconstructive surgery :( So if you hurt your knee in a similar way and experience pain, locking/catching, swelling, and tenderness around the outside of your knee, please stop what youre doing and ice it immediately. If it continues to hurt and swell, see a doctor. Be safe! LCL injuries hurt way too much to be worth it!

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