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 twisted my knee while traveling, and I also have pain in my back and calf muscles. How do I deal with it?

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 you...  Read Full »

I injured my knee and the MRI claims it to be torn. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I recently bumped my knee playing paintball against a piece of metal. It was sore as if from an impact or bruise. I had an MRI done just to be safe, it claims to be torn but I am a bit suspicious since it feels fine except for still having a feeling of being bruised and sore.Kindly help...  Read Full »

Dr. Suman Saurabh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to know about your problem. I hope I can help you. I have read your MRI report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes, it does show a tear in the medial meniscus which is the cushion of your knees. But if you do not have any problem wi...  Read Full »

I have torn the ACL and meniscus on my right knee. Could you please share your opinion on the MRI report?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to get a second opinion on my knee's MRI results. I have torn the ACL and meniscus on my right knee and nothing on my left knee. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope you are not in much discomfort. After reviewing your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I would like to make the following comments: Right knee: As you have mentioned, there are changes in post-ant...  Read Full »

My MRI report shows that I have a low-grade sprain of the ACL with an intrasubstance tear. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an MRI on my left knee after experiencing pain, swelling, and instability after playing soccer one evening. I am a 25-year-old female.The MRI impressions state that mild to moderately increased intrasubstance signal with fraying and expansion of the ACL and probable low-grade partial...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings in your case indicate acute on chronic ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury with associated inflammatory changes. In my belief, it is the ACL injury that is causing the instability and not the patellar tendinosis. In lit...  Read Full »

What causes recurring knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old female with a weight of 52 kilograms and a height of five feet two inches. I have recurring knee pain and sometimes it occurs alternatively from left and right. Why do I have it? It hurts me a lot and it keeps on coming back even though I am not giving any stress on them...  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are some conditions that causes knee pain. It can occur due to irritation of soft tissues or lining of the knee or torn cartilage or strained tendons, trauma due to overuse of knee cap, misalignment of the kneecap due to complete or partial dislocation of the knee...  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 »

What is the cause of the locking sensation in my knees?

Query: Hello doctor, My knee started aching about a month and a half ago. The problem occurs throughout the day or sometimes every other day. It feels like it is locking up and becomes unstable when I try to bend the leg. My knee pops when I walk and turn my foot outwards in the air. I have also noticed th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your condition can be due to a meniscal injury which is usually caused by a twisting injury to the leg, which sometimes also goes unnoticed. I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned below: 1. Avoid activ...  Read Full »

I suffered a right knee dislocation while playing sports a year back; it still hurts when I make sudden twists. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My right knee was injured while playing basketball a year ago. The knee was dislocated to the side, but it automatically aligned. It had been swollen for over a week. It has been a year, and I can walk, bend my knees, and do jumps and squats without pain when my knee is straight, but when ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury (feels like joint bones rubbing together), patellar tendonitis (pain at the end of flexion), and meniscal tear are all common injuries in basketball players. Rest for a few days and use pain relievers ...  Read Full »

I find walking difficult after my right knee joint got injured in a bike accident. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bike accident about three months ago. In the accident, I got injured and underwent an MRI of the right knee joint. The report suggests the following: Bony contusion involving tibial plateau and medial femoral condyle. Partial tear of PCL. Minimal joint effusion. I am havin...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The important component of your injury is PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tear. I would like to know a few points: How is your pain currently? Are you able to bear weight? What is the degree of PCL tear as per the report? I suggest passive mobilization and we...  Read Full »

I developed lumps and pus discharge on the wound after knee surgery, limiting 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 »

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