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Inconsistent Knee Pain

I am 21 years old and currently in college. I love sports and I am very active. However, I have terrible joints but especially knee pain. My right knee gives me more trouble than the left. IThe pain that I am experiencing is strange to me in that it is not always there. Currently, it is full force, but not all the time, only in certain situations. For example, if I am just standing straight up, there is no pain. My right knee feels a bit funny, but nothing in the form of pain. Now, if I am to twist my body toward the left, while keeping my foot planted to the floor as for it not to move, there is extreme pain on the right side of my knee. It is focused on the right side and towards the inside to back portion as well.

What could the pain be coming from as it is a come and go thing, but when it is present, it seems to stay for a while.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Codey
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Hello!

The pain seems to be due to ligament involvement in your knee joint due to partial tears.

I would suggest you to get yourself checked of your medial and collateral ligaments and also posterior and anterior cruciate ligaments are fine. Menisci are the other two ligaments in your knee joint.

Go for clinical examination of the strengths of the muscles near an orthopedician and also if required go for an MRI.

With proper diagnosis you will need the right course of treatment. Do not jump, run or twist your knees till given a go ahead.

Take care!
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Thanks for the reply and the insight!

I will definitely be making an appointment with the doctor very soon. So, are you saying that it sounds like either the medial or collateral ligaments are partially torn? If so, what is usually the recommended course of treatment action for that type of injury?

Thanks again,

Codey
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I know that this is a post from a long while back but I finally got in with a doctor and found through an MRI that I have microfractured my knee. I somehow broke/cracked one of the bones in my leg. I was told to take it easy for 6 weeks and all should be fine. Should this type of injury be a non-weight bearing recovery or is putting weight on it ok?

Thanks,

Codey
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