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Problems about walking due to knee pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a sharp sudden pain behind my right knee when I straighten it while bearing weight. I can straighten without bearing weight and there is no pain. There is no pain as long as I walk with my knee slightly bent. It only occures when I extend my leg all the way while walking.
Doctor :   hello
User :   Afternoon...
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   45 female...
Doctor :   and since when you are having this problem ?
User :   About two weeks... I was working out at the gym and didn't feel any pain but when I got home and was showering I straightened my leg and felt the pain behind my right knee.
Doctor :   any history of trauma ?
User :   It doesn't hurt at all as long as I'm not putting weight and straighten it... I can't walk normally without causing the pain but if I keep my knee slightly bent there is no pain at all
User :   No history of trauma
Doctor :   are you taking any medication ?
User :   I have been taking tylenol for the last two weeks
Doctor :   any relief ?
User :   nope...
User :   It is a very sharp sudden pain when I forget to walk with my knee bent.. Otherwise no pain... I can do elliptical as long as I don't straighten knee all the way with no pain at all.
Doctor :   are you still exercising ?
User :   I have stopped for the last 3 days thinking it might be aggevating it even though it wasn't causing any pain... But no improvement in symptoms since then.
Doctor :   thats because the injury has already been done anyway the first thing you need to do is REST
User :   Aye Aye Captain...
Doctor :   does the pain radiates ?
User :   Not really... centralized almost in the center behind my knee.. I don't notice it down my leg or toward my knee cap
Doctor :   ok now it looks more of a tissue injury and for that you do need a MRI to be done
User :   Dang it!!!
User :   Thanks.. I will book an appointment with my Dr. tomorrow.
Doctor :   your most welcome
User :   Thanks for the help. I just didn't want to waste anyones time by going in and then just taking some tylenol and rest
User :   But didn't want to wait too long and make it worse.
User :   Have a great weekend and thanks for the help.
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   good bye
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