Hey everyone, well a little over a week ago I had a hockey game, and as I was skating full speed towards the puck, the goalie went for it as well. There was a collision between him and I that involved him lowering his body straight into my left knee. The blow sent me down to the ground instantly in pain, and being the idiot I am I finished the game in pain, and unable to make sharp turns. There was/is very little swelling, but the pain in my knee is different from any other knee pains I have had before (lineman in football, catcher in baseball). When I walk, and land on the hurt leg, my knee seems to push forward as if it can't handle the weight I put on it. Most of the pain however comes if I bend my leg in towards my body/squat down. It's almost impossible to get back up. And if I sit down and stretch my leg out with no support underneath, it feels as if my knee is just going to fall straight through my leg towards the ground. Starting within the past few days it also feels as if my knee cracks/pops everytime I take a step. (like how you would crack your knuckles) Most of the pain is along the back of my leg and extends about 3 inches above and below the center of my knee. Parents are hesitant to take me to a doctor, mainly because if it ends up being nothing serious, and I just need to rest it, I won't.
Anyone have any ideas on what might be wrong, or has anyone experienced the same types of pains? My dad thinks I just hyperextended it, while I think I might have torn something. Thanks!