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Pulled something in my knee - GP or physio?

(4 Posts)
Bumperlicious Wed 10-Nov-10 16:02:41

I seem to have done something to my knee. I know exactly how I have done it, trying to get up off the sofa with a sleeping baby and not using my hands for leverage. Now it hurts when I try and get up again, but also throbs at night. Not sure if I have pulled a ligament or something.

Is it worth a visit to the GP or straight to the physio? We have a physio direct number here.

Butterbur Wed 10-Nov-10 16:06:57

Having done the same myself recently, I went to the physio direct. The gp just sends me to A&E for an Xray anyway. The physio givesme ultrasound, diagnoses which tendons are affected, and gives me exercises to strengthen them.

ThingOne Wed 10-Nov-10 19:21:16

Physio, definitely.

BadgerAdrift Wed 10-Nov-10 19:31:24

Both.

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