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Offline kturner_97

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I hope I'm posting this in he right way!? But I injured my knee a month ago when I fell and it was almost as if my tibia and fibula went forward while my everyhin above my knee stayed in the right spot. I hope I explained that enough. But it swelled up and was vey painful to walk for a while but now the swelling is down but the pain is increasing everyday. It hurts to just walk and is especially painful to go up and down stairs and also to squat. I just don't want to go to the doctor because I'm scared I will be put out of sports again. Especially seeing I was just allowed back into sports abou 2 months ago from a previous injury to my foot. What is possibly wrong and should I go to he doctor?

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Re: I hurt my knee a month ago and I don't know wether to go to the doc?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 07:01:22 AM »
It's hard to figure out by what is wrong with your knee from your description of the events, but if you continue to exert your knee you will do more damage than if you let it rest and do some physical therapy.. It's probably in your best interests to let a doctor look at it..
Have had tilted kneecaps for many years, and occasional patellar tendinitis.

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Re: I hurt my knee a month ago and I don't know wether to go to the doc?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 08:12:08 PM »
Yes you should go to the Dr. for this. A orthopedic Dr. would be best. I can't tell you what is injured in your knee but sounds like it could be a meniscus injury. Definately get it checked if it hasn't healed on its own in a month it is unlikely it will.
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Re: I hurt my knee a month ago and I don't know wether to go to the doc?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 09:20:55 PM »
Definately see a doc.  Better to be put out of sports temporaily than permenantly because you kept trying to use an injured knee.

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Re: I hurt my knee a month ago and I don't know wether to go to the doc?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2011, 05:28:10 PM »
Hi There,

Go and see and OS ASAP as the longer you leave an injury the harder it is to fix again and end up not being able to compete in sports for a longer period. You could be doing more damage inside the knee by leaving the injury for a long period so go and get it checked out!

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Re: I hurt my knee a month ago and I don't know wether to go to the doc?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011, 11:02:39 PM »
sounds very similar to what i did ,i know exactly what your describing...i went to the gp and it was confirmed with mri scan i have torn lateral meniscus,im now waiting to see specialist as this injury ia avascular and wont heal itself,my symptoms sound the same as yours so do go /

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Re: I hurt my knee a month ago and I don't know wether to go to the doc?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011, 08:05:53 PM »
Hi

Go and see a doctor, if you don't you could be making it worse as the days go by.

I didn't see a doctor straight away and thought all would get better on it's own, but it didn't. Then I went and did the same thing twice more and finally went to see a doctor. In hindsight I should have gone as soon as I did my first injury and I would probably all be fixed and better by now.

Good luck