Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
146 Doctors are Online

Pain on left lateral knee area. What could be the reason?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1722 Questions
Hi, i went for a 6 mile walk and when i came home my left lateral knee area hurt bafly. Thought i just over did it , but it still hurts. Its been 2 months !
Posted Wed, 13 Nov 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 8 minutes later
It can be a lateral collateral ligament injury. If you dont have edema and severe pain it could be mild injury. In this case you should immobilise knee for nearly four weeks and take NSAIDs like naproxen or diclofenac 50mg twice daily.for immobilization you can use elastic bandage also.If pain is severe then better consult an orthopedician.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Pain on left lateral knee area. What could be the reason? 24 minutes later
But how did i injure it ? I didnt fall or anything.
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Overuse injury

Detailed Answer:

As you said it could be overuse the ligament might be stretched or torn. 6 mile run or walk is a long distance. A non athlete's ligaments are fragile or a one time work out like this can cause painful moments.

If necessary it may require an MRI to ascertain the underlying problem. As of now I recommend a visit to an Orthopedic surgeon for evaluation since it is already 2 months. Ligament injuries if not treated early can lead to long term pain and worry.

Hope this helps.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor