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    Knee Frustration
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    An_246159 posted:
    I hurt my knee about four weeks ago while running on a flat but slightly rocky surface in the woods behind my house.
    My knee gave out when this happened but then I was able to walk on it with a limp. For two weeks I had a very hard time going up and down stairs and just plainly walking. Walking has gotten alot easier but when I try to run I start to get severe pain in my knee again. When this happens I give it a week rest and try again a week later but it has almost been a month and I still cannot run on my knee. My knee becomes swollen on the outer left side even when I ride my bike or walk. This happens even when I am feeling no pain whatsoever. Does anyone have any advice to what might be wrong? I have done the symptom checker on here and it always says my ACL or stress fracture but I am not sure what to do.
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    Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
    I don't know what this is and I think you'll be hard pressed to get an accurate diagnosis online. It's been a month and so I suggest you ask your primary care doctor for a referral to an orthopedist for evaluation. Sometimes things get worse the longer you wait. You'll feel better about this once you know specifically what's wrong. Go ahead and see your doctor.

    Take care,
    Rich


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