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Twisted knee

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  • Posted By: bec_walker
  • September 5, 2007
  • 11:15 PM

A couple of weeks ago whilst carrying a computer down the stairs I turned my knee sharply and injured it. I heard something snap and it was very painful. It's been hurting ever since, sometimes worse than others. It's my right inside knee where most of the pain is coming from. I can't put much pressure on it and it hurts when I twist it slightly or lie on it at night. I thought it might go away if I rested it but I'm in a band and we play gigs once or twice a week. That always messes it up again and it gets worse. Any suggestions or ideas as to what it is and how I can cure it? Thanks

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  • A couple of weeks ago whilst carrying a computer down the stairs I turned my knee sharply and injured it. I heard something snap and it was very painful. It's been hurting ever since, sometimes worse than others. It's my right inside knee where most of the pain is coming from. I can't put much pressure on it and it hurts when I twist it slightly or lie on it at night. I thought it might go away if I rested it but I'm in a band and we play gigs once or twice a week. That always messes it up again and it gets worse. Any suggestions or ideas as to what it is and how I can cure it? Thanks I tcould be you tore your meniscus and that would require surgery and a 3 or 4 month recovery, or it could be your acl which is a 6 month recovery ( i just had surgery in December) I would go see a good orthopedic doctor and get an MRI
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  • I would recommend seeing a physiotherapist who will be able to assess, diagnose and treat your knee condition. Your Physiotherapist can then refer you for further investigation (such as an MRI) or an orthopaedic specialist opinion (if you may need surgery) if it is warranted clinically. Based on your history - a meniscal tear or ligament tear is definitely a possibility (including the possibility of an ACL, PCL, MCL or LCL tear). Early treatment will result in a much faster recovery time than leaving it for months and then commencing appropriate treatment. So i would recommend seeing someone about it sooner rather than later,Good luck PhysioAdvisor
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