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Owww! My knee <bites fist>
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MotherForkinShirtBalls · 15/07/2020 22:50

I knelt down to get something in a low cupboard this evening and my knee exploded in a fiery ball of pain. It had been absolutely fine until I got past about 90 degrees. For the instant before it did whatever it did, I had the sensation of needing to crack my knee (not uncommon, I have very clicky knees). I'm resting, icing and elevating and so far there's no swelling. I can walk ok, slightly tentatively but not limping. I can't get close to a 90 degree bend though. The pain is behind my kneecap. I fully appreciate diagnosis by internet isn't a great idea but any ideas what it might be? I've never had a problem with my knee before. I'll call the physio if it's not improved by the weekend but I'd like to know what to avoid in the meantime.

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Horses4 · 15/07/2020 22:53

Meniscal tear maybe? Not a doctor though.

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Horses4 · 15/07/2020 22:55

I did mine falling down some stairs but leaving my leg behind. You are doing the right thing. My vague recollection is that orthopaedic surgeons only tend to treat severe cases.

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MotherForkinShirtBalls · 15/07/2020 22:59

Oh, that sounds painful. Are you ok again?

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Horses4 · 15/07/2020 23:02

It catches sometimes, which is a horrible feeling, but otherwise fine. You are doing all the right things, but do see the physio if no improvement, as you’ve said.

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MotherForkinShirtBalls · 15/07/2020 23:10

Glad it's mostly better. Fingers crossed the home remedy works.

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