This question was answered on Fri 23, Jan 2009 10:41am by Dr Bhupinder K, MD

Hi, my name is Amanda.. I am a 24 year old female, and I have had knee pain over the years. I'd

    
Asked by Unregistered on Fri 23, Jan 2009 08:45am

Hi, my name is Amanda.. I am a 24 year old female, and I have had knee pain over the years. I'd assume from being active, playing sports when I was younger, and for a little over a year now I've started running. Originally I started as increased cardio to lose weight that I had put on, but after my weight loss, I have just kept it up when I can so I can stay fit and it's really become something that I enjoy. Most always my left knee, here and there-- dull, sometimes a little swelling. Though nothing really major that would stop me from doing daily activities or stop me in the middle of a run. Just an ice pack afterwards and a couple Aleve and I would be pretty much good to go. About three days ago however, just doing a little cleaning up around the house, I happened to bend down all the way to pick something up from the floor and I experienced a severe pain shoot into my knee. Severe enough to startle me, make me whince and let out a little cry almost. I stood up slowly, sat back on the couch and rubbed it, tried to extend/straighten it and got the same exact sharp pain. It seems like it's most painful right below my knee cap, feels almost if it goes through front to back. I can walk, I just have to watch how I do. Going up or down the steps is hurting it now too, I suppose from the bending/straightening. Even today, marking the third day, I am writing to you from my bed.. As I am almost afraid to stand up because the pain woke me anytime I moved last night while sleeping. I apologize for this question/letter running on, I'm just not sure if this is something that will subside like pain any other time or if I should be worried and visit a doctor. Thank you for your time and if you have an answer for me. Have a good day.

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Answer by Dr Bhupinder K, MD  on Fri 23, Jan 2009 10:41am:


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