Knee Injury

Knee injuries occur due to twisting or bending force applied to the knee. It also occurs due to sports injuries, falls, or accidents. The common types of knee injuries are sprains, strains, bursitis, dislocations, fractures, and meniscus tears. The signs and symptoms are knee pain and swelling. Knee injuries are managed by RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), physical therapy, immobilization, and surgery.

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I am a 52-year-old female and I have injured and twisted my knee. Kindly explain my MRI report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old female with mild OA in my knees. I injured and twisted my knee while walking with a heavy box. I have mentioned the written results of my MRI knee. MRI right knee: Indication: Knee instability, pain, and limited range of motion. Comparison: None. Technique: Multiplanar ...  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your complaint and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings. I want to make you understand simply. Due to a twisted injury over your knee, you got an injury over the cushion part of the knee, which contains the medial and lateral meniscus. The commone...  Read Full »

Will multi-ligament knee injury likely to cause foot drop in later years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a chronic onset of symptoms of foot drop, diagnosed by podiatrist last month. I would like to know if this could be caused by the original knee injury, which was diagnosed as a severe multi-ligament knee injury. Is it possible for a severe multi-ligament knee injury, with a c...  Read Full »

Dr. Doshi Chintan Ajay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery was done in 1980 whereas the injury was in 1969. It must be ACL reconstruction surgery or some other augmentation surgery. The original ligament cannot be repaired after 11 years. It will be beneficial to...  Read Full »

Can Alphintern be used for knee swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. My height is 1.65 meter and my weight is 56 kg. I was suffering from a knee problem, and I took rest for a couple of days. I took Alphintern and used my resistance band to improve my knee-range and everything was fine, except for a grinding noise during exe...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, the MRI reports suggest an injury. You did not mention a specific incident or accident that may have lead to a sprain of the ACL. Without a real injury, the knee swelled up again, with the stair climbing. The entire presentation points towards...  Read Full »

My child has knee pain after falling from the trampoline and cannot straighten his knees. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My six-year-old child has knee and shin pain. While jumping on the trampoline, he fell, screaming and holding his knee. He cannot put any weight on it and cannot straighten the knee. He has been pushing my hand away with his foot when I try to look at the knee. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you consult a specialist and start the following medication with their consent. Start the child on syrup Ibugesic Plus (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) 6 milliliters twice a day for three days for the pain and swelling. Ice pack application may also help along w...  Read Full »

Why do I have swelling and bluish discoloration in my foot after I fell on my knees?

Query: Hello doctor, I fell on my knees one week back, for which I got an X-ray and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan done, and the report said that my PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) is stretched. However, my foot is swollen and are blueish on the sides. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Maddika Sivasankarreddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. There is no need to worry about the footas it can be due to a soft tissue injury, and you can continue with the medications and apply the ice pack for the same. However, I would suggest wearing knee braces full time and tr...  Read Full »

I have pain due to meniscal tear in my right knee. Can I undergo amputation to stay pain-free?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an injury on my right knee three years back. I left it untreated and continued my work. Three months back, I had a meniscus tear on the same knee, so the pain got worse. Knee braces are not helpful. My X-ray reports show no fracture, but I can feel the injury. I do not want knee repl...  Read Full »

Dr. Dr.saurabh Raj

Answer: Hi,Welcome to knee ligament injury cannot heal because ligaments have a poor blood supply. A knee brace can only augment your walking without putting extra stress on your knee. From the report attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), X-rays are not helpful in...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain in my thigh and knee. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing a pulling pain in my thighs and behind my knee for more than six months. I do not know why or what to do. I do not know its cause either, but I took an MRI, and there were some findings, but I am not sure if there is any direct correlation.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You have an injury to the knee that most likely caused the changes to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial meniscus. You, however, do not mention any such event. With these conditions, there is an unlikely correlation betwe...  Read Full »

My knee hurts on making movements after a sudden jerk while playing football. Please help.

Query: Hello, Yesterday while playing football, my right knee twisted outwards due to a sudden jerk. As a result, I have pain in the inner side of my right knee (MCL region). I have pain and difficulty in walking or making movements. But my knee is fully mobile and can function properly if I move slowly. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The knee may be fine, and there is only a grade 1 or 2 strain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL). If you do not have knee joint swelling, the knee does not buckle or give way, and you feel confident that the knee is strong enough, you can...  Read Full »

How to know if my ligaments are torn after a minor accident?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife recently got an MRI of her left knee after a soccer accident. We want someone to take a look and let us know if they are any ligament damage or anything concerning. Last year she dislocated her patella on the same leg, and we are worried it is worse this time but would like a prof...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing to us. I hope your wife is not in much pain. I have reviewed the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) knee scan images (cine mode) (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and the following is my interpretation. MRI Left Knee scan: 1) Mod...  Read Full »

How to treat the knee pain caused by a fall from the staircase one year ago?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61-years-old female. I fell from the staircase one year ago, and I am still having pain in my knees. I have attached the x-ray report and a picture of my injured site. Kindly suggest a suitable treatment plan.  Read Full »

Dr. Rodolfo Henriques De Carvalho

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After carefully reviewing your history and x-ray (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), your orthopedic condition is not related to your past accident (falling from the stairs). It seems that you are at the beginning of arthrosis on the sp...  Read Full »

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