I recently fell on my knee. Upon falling, my leg bent underneath me, forcing my knee to bend beyond its normal range of motion. I believe I heard a "pop" when this occurred, although everything happened so quickly. Initially, it was quite painful. However, upon straightening it out and putting weight on it, I was surprised to feel very little pain. I was able to hike down to my car without further pain, and continue my day without much pain or swelling - or so I thought. A few hours later, it swelled up quite a bit. When I walk on it, it feels very unstable and the pain has increased (although there is no pain when in the position of comfort and no weight is applied). Given everything I've just described, my question is: Should I go to an orthopedic physician? I don't have insurance, but I will in 6 months. I just want to make sure that "RICE" isn't the only thing I should be doing for this injury. I very much appreciate any suggestions, thank you!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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