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Offline Mrsbee

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In a pickle
« on: November 01, 2011, 08:07:11 PM »
Hello i am new to this site and wanted abit of advice. On saturday i was walking through a food hall in a mall and i slipped on a pickle, my left foot skidded all the way forward and my right knee went under me and out, i felt a pop or something crack on the outside of my knee, i went to the hospital later that night, the pain was getting worse they did a xray and said nothing was broken and if no better go to get a mmi. My knee swelled just abit but i cant put too much weight on it and i have a clicking noise inside, its abit tender on the outside of my knee and i get terrible shooting pains if i move it in the wrong way. I can flex my knee up and down with no pain, do you think i may of damaged something inside ?

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Re: In a pickle
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 08:24:13 PM »
To be honest, it's almost possible to know - all sorts of knee injuries, sprains, twists, bruising come with cracks and pops, pain on walking, swelling, twisting etc. 

The most usual thing to do is to rest fully, take normal OTC painkillers, ice the knee (no more than 15 mins at a time and always with a cloth or similar between the ice and skin) and elevate above the heart. 

If not better in say a week, get back to your GP and get re-examined.  May suggest an MRI, a referral to an orthopedic specialist or perhaps a course of physiotherapy.  If it gets worse, you may need to go back sooner

Good luck :)
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