Weird knee/tendon injury story

A few years back, after a boxing session I sat on the floor, crossed my (straight) legs (right over left) and it felt like something ‘popped’ at the back of my left knee. Felt like a tube of cold water had split. And then I couldn’t walk, or even get to my feet, for about 4 hours.

Bizarrely, after getting a cab directly to hospital and waiting for an hour, I could walk fine, like nothing had happened. This was about 5 or 6 hours later. But obvs something did happen. Still puzzles me and was wondering if anyone else has had anything like this before?

Have you tried walking on water after that?


fucking hell, bring back the jamiroquai chat.


I’ve sprained and twisted both my knees without snapping ligaments even though the one time it felt like a firecracker went off in my knee I had my doubts.

For your injury I have no idea but your calf muscles and ham strings must have been super tight and crossing your legs straight in front might have given a tug where the tendon is. Or a sudden release of pressure through the back of the knee joint?

was so weird. Like a small balloon of cold water popping and spreading, very strange and incredibly painful. disabling. thought I’d be in a wheelchair for a few weeks at least

Knees are weird, I completely snapped my ACL but felt nothing apart from the popping sensation and then just horrible wobbliness when I got up and tried to keep skating. Realised what I’d done and kept expecting the pain but never really had any, not even after the hamstring graft that he did to fix it and right through rehab.

That’s so weird. Mine was the opposite, twice. That immediate intense hopping around pain when you initially do something but it lasted for hours and hours. Worst shit ever

Snapping my ACL was super painful and it hurt for months afterwards. The hamstring graft didn’t take properly so I still haven’t got one and now when it pops out of joint occasionally it’s completely painless.

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That is mental, I heard Chroliver did this. I think he went to doc and he had no ACL and it was the other tendons holding his knee together.

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Yeah, a lot of people elect to just leave it, you can walk and even run with no ACL but if you’re doing anything with any twisting or if you fall wrong then it’s not good.

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Needs some canned heat on that knee

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Chris is a marvel of nature. Peter Hewitts knees are like that too.

Definitely most painful thing I’ve ever done. Twice

They told me I have a chip in the bone that I think I remember doing when I was about 17 that makes my knee violently go out when I run down a transition in a certain way. It really took away my enjoyment of skating bigger transitions for the last few years of me skating, like impending doom hanging over you.

Wasn’t there a short clip (like 2 secs) in Sound & Vision of someone (Jason Lunn maybe?) popping his knee in and out? Looked double jointed or something

jesus I don’t think I’ve run since mid 00s

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Oh man Jason is a fucking warrior of knee problems. He’s still doing 5 foot backside airs on massive vert ramps nearing 50. His injuries are ridiculous. I can’t force myself to keep going when you know it’s wrong like he does. He’s possessed, bless him.

I can do this with my shoulder. Like I can literally get that whole of my arm out of the socket and pop it back in. Sometimes I wake up and it’s not in the socket any more. First time was worse than breaking my leg, now I barely feel it, unless it happens by accident, when it hurts like shit. It’s why I had to stop skating.

I should get surgery but CBA.

Similar to mine Spanky, and something I have moaned about on here constantly, still none the wiser what actually happened. I didn’t feel water particularly but it felt cold like dentist anaesthetic. I just jumped up a small wembley gap and my knee went slightly backwards and there was an audible pop and the sensation. I hopped over to the grass thinking i’d fucked my acl but it wasn’t painful. I walked around for a while, even tried to start skating again then it started to seize and hurt. This was probably nearly 10 years ago and I still get pain and if i’m doing yoga certain positions make it feel like it’s popping out sidewards. I had MRI’s on it and nothing showed up. Specialist physio has outlined many other issues this whole leg has and that was helping but I haven’t been able to go and i’m laxxing on my exercises.
So, definitely get it looked at, many times, many different doctors, specialists, don’t do what I did because it won’t fix itself.

if i skate longer than 2 hours my left knee swells up at the back and is difficult to bend for a few days. No specific injury I can pin point it to, just a function of time.

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