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History of knee injury. Swollen knee, lump on knee after weight training. X-ray normal. What is the issue?

about 2 years ago i had fell and i had landed on my knee and like i couldnt walk for a while and i didnt see a doctor.. well now 2012-2013 i been in weight traning and my right knee swells up on its own and theres a big lump on the bottom left side and its swollen at the top to... i went to the doctor and they gave me an xray and couldnt find nothing soo i was on crutches for 2 weeks but its still happening so whats the issue? can you help me if so thanks (:
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing in,

Seems you have sustained meniscal injuries of your knee joint. Meniscal injuries cannot be picked up by Xray. MRI of your knee joint will only guide us to the proper treatment. If needed meniscal injuries might need surgical intervention also.

Usually for minimal injuries involving meniscus, atleast 3 weeks of immobilisation in POP cast of full leg knee brace is advised. After 3 weeks depending upon the pain, physiotherapy is started with aim to gain movement in knee and to strengthen your quadriceps muscle.

Till the swelling settles down, avoid using stairs, running, jogging, walking on rough surface and squatting. Use crepe bandage if swelling is more. You can take NSAID's if pain is unbearable.

Discuss with your doctor.
Get well soon.
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