my husband had a bad fall years ago and hurt his knee....they went in and took a look ...his was torn cartilage.
I dont remember what all they did....but I do remember he was in a knee brace for 3 months followed by physical therapy..that was 15 years ago..and he has done well...he did have to do a job change...at the time of accident he was a lineman for a power company. Doc said no more climbing poles.
It sounds like you disrupted something in the structure of your knee. You need an evalaution by a knee specialist in orthopedics and an MRI of the knee. Good luck, Quix
I have a total knee replacement Right knee and I'm undergoing weekly injections of SUPARTZ on the Left knee to replace fluid that I don't have. As I lay here with the heating pad wrapped around the Right knee, I can sympathize with your knee pain that you're experiencing. I'm with Quixotic on the response he gave you. It's best to see an Orthopaedic Physician and ask them to do the MRI. Sometimes x-rays are not going to show what they need to see when a knee has been traumatized and the MRI's are more definitive in a conclusive diagnosis.
I also had torn cartilage on the Left knee and surgery on it to remove it. Because the cartilage was dangling down in the field of the arthroscope, they ended up opening the knee to remove it. The recovery time was a little longer but with the arthroscopy that has been done on both knees, it's a come and go procedure these days. Go in the morning, have the surgery, go home late afternoon and early evening and just rest and recover. If they have you do any type of therapy, my advice on that is to follow through and do exactly as they say, it's the only way to heal, get better and stay better!
Good luck to you and let us all know what you find out.
I had the very same thing happen to me but, I hit the inside of my Lt knee on the driving wheel when hit by another driver. After a year of telling doctors and surgons about this pain and swelling the did a MRI showed nothing. After having my knee scoped they found a hole in the moicus, after surgury I did thearpy and had no pain.