Knee injury question
July 6, 2014 8:35 PM Subscribe
I might have injured my knee. But it doesn't hurt at all, and it isn't swollen. Am I right to be worried?
posted by miyabo to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
I ran 8 miles this morning (much longer than I normally run), and soon after I lifted a heavy object from above my head. I twisted my knee just a bit while doing this, and felt a sharp popping sensation and moderate pain (maybe 3/10) for maybe 30 seconds. After that I didn't feel any pain, and it hasn't swollen up at all a few hours later.
My knees look and feel exactly the same as each other, but the injured one kind of "itches." And it hurts a little if I twist it, but not much. I seem to have a totally normal range of mobility and I haven't felt unsteady at all. But I can't figure out how there would be a popping sensation unless I tore something.
I'm planning to stop by urgent care tomorrow after work. Or should I skip work and go first thing in the morning? I am not normally a hypochondriac but I made the mistake of googling and now I'm incredibly anxious.