Does Gordon have Jumper's Knee?
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Does Gordon have Jumper's Knee?
Posted by TigerinATL on 11/13 at 8:51 am
Other posters have suggested it and doing a bit of research, LINK , it fits the symptoms:

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Common symptoms of jumper's knee include:

* pain directly over the patellar tendon (or more specifically, below the kneecap)
* stiffness of the knee, particularly while jumping, kneeling, squatting, sitting, or climbing stairs
* pain when bending the knee
* pain in the quadriceps muscle
* leg or calf weakness

Less common symptoms include:

* balance problems
* warmth, tenderness, or swelling around the lower knee



It fits the rehab:

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For mild to moderate jumper's knee, treatment includes:

* resting from activity or adapting a training regimen that greatly reduces any jumping or impact
* icing the knee to reduce pain and inflammation
* wearing a knee support or strap (called an intrapatellar strap or a Chopat strap) to help support the knee and patella. The strap is worn over the patellar tendon, just beneath the kneecap. A knee support or strap can help minimize pain and relieve strain on the patellar tendon.
* elevating the knee when it hurts (for example, placing a pillow under the leg)
* anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen, to minimize pain and swelling
* massage therapy
* minimum-impact exercises to help strengthen the knee
* rehabilitation programs that include muscle strengthening, concentrating on weight-bearing muscle groups like the quadriceps and calf muscles
* specialized injections to desensitize nerve endings and reduce inflammation

On rare occasions, such as when there's persistent pain or the patellar tendon is seriously damaged, jumper's knee requires surgery. Surgery includes removing the damaged portion of the patellar tendon, removing inflammatory tissue from the lower area (or bottom pole) of the patella, or making small cuts on the sides of the patellar tendon to relieve pressure from the middle area.


It even fits the preventative measures. Gordon complained about having to get to practice 2 hours early to stretch.

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Preventing Jumper's Knee

The most important factor in preventing jumper's knee is stretching. A good warm-up regimen that involves stretching the quadriceps, hamstring, and calf muscles can help prevent jumper's knee. It's always a good idea to stretch after exercising, too.



This condition is so common it has a nickname and multiple articles on nba.com So the question is, was this a failure of the Hornets medical team to diagnose a common condition, or a failure of Monty, the FO, and Gordon to communicate this? Or was it both? If he has an actual diagnosis which the specific treatment course prescribed by the doctor in Chicago suggests, why haven't they come out and given us a diagnosis? Why hasn't Gordon told people attacking him on twitter what his diagnosis is rather than just calling them idiots? This is either a trade demand or a colossal medical and PR fail.


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Posted by Chad504boy on 11/13 at 8:53 am to TigerinATL
No, i think its just a vagina.


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Posted by quail man on 11/13 at 9:02 am to TigerinATL
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This condition is so common it has a nickname and multiple articles on nba.com So the question is, was this a failure of the Hornets medical team to diagnose a common condition, or a failure of Monty, the FO, and Gordon to communicate this? Or was it both? If he has an actual diagnosis which the specific treatment course prescribed by the doctor in Chicago suggests, why haven't they come out and given us a diagnosis? Why hasn't Gordon told people attacking him on twitter what his diagnosis is rather than just calling them idiots? This is either a trade demand or a colossal medical and PR fail.



this may very well be the biggest butt hurt statement of all time. congrats. we should make an award for this.



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Posted by Cap Crunch on 11/13 at 9:16 am to quail man
Its not a butt hurt statement


If Gordon really has this, and it is a common injury, he shouldn't me missing season's worth of games with a mystery injury. Period

Because you can't deny that this whole situation has been a giant PR clusterfrick



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Posted by TigerinATL on 11/13 at 9:24 am to quail man
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this may very well be the biggest butt hurt statement of all time. congrats. we should make an award for this.


What are you talking about? We have a bunch of facts that seem to only add up to 2 things, a trade demand or incompetence somewhere within the organization. I'm not trying to rip anyone in particular I'm just trying to understand what the information we have is telling us. If you have a less "butt hurt" interpretation, or even a better medical diagnosis, feel free to add it.



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Posted by quail man on 11/13 at 9:26 am to Cap Crunch
when, exactly, did Gordon call people idiots on twitter?

and nobody knows the full story and we probably never will, so there's no way we will ever know if it was or was not a PR, medical, or EG fail



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Posted by eyeran on 11/13 at 9:33 am to TigerinATL
Why do people keep trying to rip the Hornets for a signing that every team in the league would've made?

And why would the Suns medical staff, who people like to worship like gods, give the ok for Phoenix to throw $60 million at Gordon if there was something there that our guys didnt see?



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Posted by Cap Crunch on 11/13 at 9:33 am to quail man
Supposedly he was yesterday, but there is nothing on his twitter now. Check in the rehab tweet thread
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and nobody knows the full story and we probably never will, so there's no way we will ever know if it was or was not a PR, medical, or EG fail

Which is exactly what he's saying. This whole thing never should have happened. There had to have been a better solution and someone fricked up



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Posted by quail man on 11/13 at 9:35 am to Cap Crunch
someone on here made that tweet up.


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Posted by TigerinATL on 11/13 at 9:45 am to quail man
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someone on here made that tweet up.



That still doesn't change anything though. My point wasn't that Gordon called someone an idiot but that he hasn't responded to critics with a diagnosis. That would probably shut a lot of people up. Right now many people think he's doing pretend rehab on a fake injury with no name.


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nobody knows the full story and we probably never will


We may not ever know, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't ask the questions. If it's not a trade demand then there most definitely was a failure someplace or even multiple places, and by asking questions and shining a light on potential inadequacies, hopefully the Hornets will address the problems.


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Posted by Cap Crunch on 11/13 at 9:48 am to quail man
Someone else posted another one


So we just have trolls on here making up tweets for Gordon?



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Posted by quail man on 11/13 at 9:51 am to TigerinATL
i'm going to seriously doubt eric gordon said "bruh," so I'ma place that under the fake tweets people have been posting left and right on here.

as for the rest of it, i'm just going to stick with what i've said all along, and that's that EG just has a very low tolerate of pain for a professional athlete. on top of that, he likely has some type of phobia of speaking to the media. he's 23 about to turn 24 on Christmas. i'm 23, and I can't imagine being under that amount of pressure.



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Posted by quail man on 11/13 at 9:52 am to Cap Crunch
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So we just have trolls on here making up tweets for Gordon?


does that really surprise you? read that thread. there are at least 3 or 4. they were doing it for shits and giggles. not trolling.



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Posted by eyeran on 11/13 at 9:54 am to TigerinATL
Come on man, its 8am and you're online diagnosing Eric Gordon over the internet. You want to find something.

Again I ask, if the Hornets staff screwed this up so badly, then why did the Phoenix staff also give the ok to sign Gordon to a max offer?

This is the same staff that wouldn't give the ok to re-sign Stoudemire due to...concerns about his knee.


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Posted by Cap Crunch on 11/13 at 9:54 am to quail man
So they made up a fake tweet of someone calling him out then another fake tweet of his response?

Because I don't think too many people got the joke on that one



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Posted by darryljames30 on 11/13 at 9:55 am to quail man
The tweets I posted were real.


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Posted by droman225 on 11/13 at 9:56 am to darryljames30
Oh look. This is where I parked my car


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Posted by quail man on 11/13 at 9:56 am to Cap Crunch
unless someone has a screen shot of those tweets, then i highly doubt it. he has not in the past, as far as I recall, replied to anybody questioning him. i doubt he would start now.


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Posted by Cap Crunch on 11/13 at 9:59 am to darryljames30
Then Eric Gordon got smart and deleted those tweets



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Posted by quail man on 11/13 at 10:02 am to Cap Crunch


this is what i get for defending him




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