Is my knee ever going to get better?
July 5, 2012 1:14 AM Subscribe
Is my knee ever going to get better? I fell about two months ago, and it hurts and pops incessantly.
posted by amodelcitizen to health & fitness (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I went skiing and fell hard. I twisted my body in such a way that my torso was one direction and my knees the other. There was a popping sound and I could hardly stand to put weight on my leg. The knee was swollen immediately. I couldn't straighten it completely without pain for a couple of weeks, and bending it also hurt, too.
Two months have gone by. I can walk and bike without discomfort, but there is still pain when I put weight on the outside edge of my foot (pain on the side of my knee, not in the knee cap or thigh.) When I rub the side of my knee, I can feel inflammation and swelling around the bones. My knee also pops continuously. It pops probably one hundred times a day. I guess it's probably a ligament, but sometimes I think my knee cap is out of whack.
You're not a doctor, sure. But have you had an experience similar to this, and how long did it take for you to get better? Or do you know anything about knee injuries? Will wearing a brace really help? It's annoying as hell, and I really can't stand it, but I'll do it if it helps. What else should I do? Will I be able to ski this winter?
I would go to the doctor, but I don't have insurance, and I was pretty sure they wouldn't be able to do anything, anyways. I only want to go if it's going to matter. I've broken a rib and hurt other areas of my body, and it seems, unless it's broken, they send you home with nothing but a bill.