I injured my knee two weeks ago at the gym. I was in an aerobics class and turned - I twisted my knee and fell. I couldn't get up (and very embarrased since I am a regular there):( . My husband had to pick me up and bring me to the ER. They did an x-ray and I did not break any bones. The ER doc thought it could be the medial meniscus but because my knee was extremely swelled he could not tell. I went to my own doc last week - she also thinks it is meniscus. I have also been attending physio every day. The physical therapist does not think it is mensicus but MCL. I have been healing pretty well. I don't have alot of knee pain anymore. In the past two weeks I went from not walking to using crutches to walking...but I am still not walking completely normal. I can straighten out my leg and bend it...but not all the way yet. I still have alot of swelling however it has gone down. I went to physio today and the physical therapist is a little shocked that I can walk and bend however the pain is localized near my knee cap (joint) and now thinks it MIGHT be meniscus because of where the pain is located. The only time my knee hurts is when I actually put pressure on the side of my knee. Occasionally there is a little pain when I am walking and twist my knee. No one knows what the problem is. I have an appt for an MRI however I can not get in until June!!!!(way too long however waiting times where I live are long!). Since I am progressing well....should I be worried about meniscus? The physical therapist said something about surgery. I have a 3 yr old and a 7 month old baby and have no choice but to care for them..walk up stairs and run after a toddler. I also miss the gym and want to get back to my only stress relief...which is working out. No one can tell me when I can go back.
Frustated that no one can give me an answer!:confused: Also..how long before swelling to go down...it has been 2 weeks?
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