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Well my knee issues returned this summer with a vengeance. Worse than when I was contemplating going left handed a few years back. I think when I tore my hamstring in the spring I favored my left leg and that flared everything up and then having to sub in softball before it was totally healed. The pain level is down the last few weeks, but still having issues with my left knee. I have maybe 50% of my range of motion. Putting a sock on my left foot is a small chore. It also wants to buckle on occasion. 

I had X-rays done and my wife showed them to her orthopedic doctor (she had rotator cuff surgery 8 weeks ago) and he suggested getting gel injections. While I'm sure that will help the bone on bone issue in the left one, I'm not convinced it will help the range of motion issue. Getting an MRI on both knees tonight and seeing the doctor in the morning. 

Anyone here ever get the injections? Just curious if they helped at all. From what I'm reading it's something you have to keep getting every 3-6 months as well. 
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Get a really good knee brace and take 4 ibuprofen and 2 acetaminophen and hour before bowling.  See a good Orthopedic Surgeon.
When I was younger I had my left knee dislocated 5 times.
Had a hyper extended left knee.
5-6 years ago tore my ham string in left leg.
Had the mri and was told my meniscus is shot.
my acl is shot also.
Knee if full of arthritis.
Too old and unhealthy to get a replacement.
Other than that I bet you will be OK.

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Maybe that KT tape will help as well.

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I've been pre-medicating before bowling for years! Lol! I tried the knee brace route for awhile. It was a Velcro style with the hinged side supports. I had no issues in softball with it, but could not do it bowling. First time I tried it bowling my knee buckled and down I went. I could try one those neoprene ones and see how that goes. The only problem I had with those was it would roll down from the top and pinch the back of my leg. Couldn't hurt to try one again. 

I had an MRI a few years ago and I also have a meniscus tear, moderate PCL tear, severe ACL tear and bone on bone. I just can't remember which knee has which ailment. 

Seeing the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow. Very highly regarded in his field. He was the back up to Tom Brady & Drew Henson at Michigan way back when. 

I'm skeptical on the tape. I just can process how that stuff actually works.
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I use these when doing squat,works wonders for me


https://www.amazon.com/WODFitters-Compression-Knee-Sleeves-Pair/dp/B0186B5CA2?ref=ast_p_ep
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Those look pretty nice and not too bulky.

Saw the orthopedic doctor this morning. He decided to just go with a cortisone shot for now. I can get another in 3 months. If the pain stays away we're just going to keep doing that. I'm also going to do therapy on my own at Planet Fitness. It's cheaper than doing rehab at a hospital facility. I've done it before so I know exactly what to do. Bike and light to medium weight lifting with the legs. 
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Well the cortisone shot worked for the time being. What gave me issues was the hamstring. It's been feeling GOOD the last couple months, but definitely felt it when I bowled. It didn't kill me, but it just let me know it's still not 100%. Knee was a little sore in the morning, but overall I'm happy with it so far.  
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Hamstring takes a long time to mend unless there is surgery.  Even then every once in a while you will get a sharp pain.  You will have to learn to bowl throwing slower and with very little knee bend.  Experience.
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Those look pretty nice and not too bulky.

Saw the orthopedic doctor this morning. He decided to just go with a cortisone shot for now. I can get another in 3 months. If the pain stays away we're just going to keep doing that. I'm also going to do therapy on my own at Planet Fitness. It's cheaper than doing rehab at a hospital facility. I've done it before so I know exactly what to do. Bike and light to medium weight lifting with the legs. 




I've rehabbed both my should and my knee all by my lonesome. You just have
to resist the urge to lift more than you know you should. I dropped to 14 and
 my ball speed is right at 15mph
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