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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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A surgical wound limits my mobility. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I met with an accident last year where my femur broke, and my patella was shattered. I underwent surgery one month after the accident, and I developed small lumps on my knee after a few weeks. These lumps developed from the wounds in the surgical site, and pus would start to ooze out. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions regarding your condition, 1. Regarding the culture you mentioned, is it the wound swab or the aspirate from the joint? (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). 2. Did you reg...  Read Full »

I fell from a bike and injured my knee three days ago. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old male. I fell from a bike and injured my knee three days ago. I feel that a minor part of the patella was broken. How can one heal this part of the patella without plaster or surgery? Kindly help.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. First, you need to get an X-ray of the affected knee joint. A decision can be made only after seeing the X-rays. Till then, you need to immobilize the joint with a readymade leg knee splint. Apply ice daily. You need to take the following...  Read Full »

My 13-year-old girl injured her knee and it pops and hurts while straightening. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a mother of a 13-year-old girl whose height is 5 feet and 2 inches and weight is 193 pounds. She fell a few weeks ago and injured her knee and as I am doing some research I think she broke her meniscus. We have not consulted the doctor yet and we really need a professional opinion...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As you have told me about your child's knee injury I would like to tell you here that meniscus is an important structure in the knee region because it not only acts like a shock absorber but also participates in the even distribution of...  Read Full »

I had an accident. Please review my MRI report.

Query: Hello doctor,We have consulted a doctor after an accident. He suggested physiotherapy and after that only operation is possible. Also, not giving 100 % cure. I am coming here for a second opinion. Please check MRI and suggest any possibility for 100 % cure. The accident happened a month back.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, as per MRI, it is totally a ligamentous injury (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no bony discontinuity. In that case, nothing is done acutely except early repair of the medial collateral ligament. His injury was almost one month ...  Read Full »

I have pain in my back and calf muscles. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had my knee twisted while traveling to a different country. There is no insurance, so I went for acupuncture, and I am feeling better now. However, I have pain in my left knee. My right knee is sore in the back and calf muscles. Please help me out with this problem. I really appreciate ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Pain in a twisted knee can be due to many reasons, including ligament injury, muscle sprain, tendon injury, or even some minor fractures. Usually only the injured knee is painful in a twisting injury, and the other knee is normal. As both your...  Read Full »

I am emotionally disturbed due to my health problems. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 and weigh 115 lbs. I have an ulcerative colitis flare up, a cold sore outbreak, genital herpes outbreak, and a knee injury that will not heal. The lab tests confirmed an infection with both the herpes viruses. What is happening to me? I work 65 hours a week as a geologist. M...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to All these symptoms you described are associated with a single disease activity. This is a rheumatological disease. It is basically an inflammatory response to some unknown gene or immune cell. You will need to be evaluated for the same. Once diagnosed, the treatment is...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to walk after knee injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I am a soccer player, and I have some wear and tear on my knees and ankles because of it, although I never had a significant injury. About a week and a half ago I injured my knee while playing soccer. My foot was not planted when I injured my knee, so I do not...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will recommend that you do see your doctor as the markers of a significant injury are there, immediate pain and swelling, inability to bear weight, persisting swelling, etc. Even if we over-diagnose and nothing came out of the investigation like an MRI (magnetic re...  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...  Read Full »

I have pain in my knees. Can the pain be due to the wearing of improper shoes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old. I have pain in my knees, especially in the left one. I have not been able to walk for quite a long, and sometimes it feels that some fluid is traveling towards the feet and some cold sensations as well. My job profile needs lots of walking. Can the pain be due to t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly give me the following information. 1. Since how long you had the pain? 2. Have you had any injury in the knee joint? 3. What aggravated the pain? 4. Is pain more in the knee or foot? 5. Do you have any back pain radiating down to the left leg? 6. Do you ...  Read Full »

I have sore leg muscles after playing sports. Please help

Query: Hello doctor,I have been playing volleyball, basketball, and athletics for around two weeks, but my leg muscles are still sore. Standing in the same position gives some relief. When someone touches my legs even softly, they ache hard. It is paining around my ankles and knees mainly. With this thing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most common reason for muscle cramps and leg pain is either dehydration or electrolyte abnormalities such as abnormally low levels of magnesium, calcium, sodium, or potassium. Without doing blood work, it is hard to say exactly but I would recommend drinking ...  Read Full »

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