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Offline koji126

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Did I just tear my meniscus?
« on: February 19, 2012, 12:45:52 AM »
I don't have insurance at the moment.  I'm a student in college and my department hasn't issued our insurance cards so I don't have any insurance at the moment to see a doctor.  I was playing basketball with a couple friends and I jumped straight up and someone happened to knock me over.  I landed on my knees in a kneeling position.  I had torn my meniscus on my left knee before, but my left knee was fine.  My right knee felt strange so I stopped playing immediately.  The next day, I had a bit of soreness coming from my right knee and had slight issues initially walking.  After walking for a bit, my knee would stop feeling sore and I would be able to walk fairly normally.  It has been nearly 2 weeks and my knee seems to be in pain still, but only when I attempt to kneel.  The pain is coming from the outer side of my right knee.  I know I should go to a doctor, but at the moment I can't since I don't have insurance.  I haven't done anything strenuous since then other than walking.  Did I tear my meniscus in my right knee this time or could it potentially be something minor?  I will be seeing a doctor regardless of what anyone says once my insurance arrives.
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Re: Did I just tear my meniscus?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 11:24:13 AM »
No catching or swelling ? Could be something minor. You take it easy and listen to your leg.
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Re: Did I just tear my meniscus?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 12:20:06 AM »
There's little to no swelling from what I can feel.  No catching either.  And I'm definitely taking it easy.  Not unlike the last time when I hurt my left knee.