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Knee clicked, leg felt heavy. Painful to walk. What might have happened?

I HAVE JUST GOT OFF THE BUS INTO WORK AND AFTER A FEW STEPS IT FELT LIKE SOMETHING WENT PING IN MY KNEE I COULDNT PUT ANY WEIGHT ON MY LEG AFTER THAT AND HAD TO WALK TO WORK ON MT TIPTOE WHEN I FEEL MY KNEE IT FEELS LIKE SOMETHING IS CLICKING INSIDE IT IS QUITE PAINFULL TO WALK ON IT IS LIKE SOMEONE HAS PUT A LONG NEEDLE INTO MY KNEE
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query

The symptoms you have described are more likely to be symptoms of muscles strain.
To get relief from the pain and for quick healing:
1. Do hot fomatation at the site.
2. Apply local anti-inflammatory gel 2-3 times a day.
3. Take anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and local inflammation.
4. Do not try to do exercise that involve painful muscles. Give proper time for the injury to heal

I hope this is helpful to you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Prasad Akole's  Response

Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at HCM!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- http://bit.ly/Dr-Prasad-Akole) and am glad to address to your
query here.

If there is sudden pain, clicking in the knee and inability to bear weight and walk, it may be a ligament tear/ meniscal tear in the knee joint. These are the rope-like structures holding the joint surfaces together.
Less likely it is a sprain.

You should better see your orthopedic expert and get evaluated if there is a tear. Till then you can get simple pain killers like acetaminophen or use local pain relief sprays on the knee.
Avoid putting any weight on the affected knee.

I hope you are fully satisfied with the guidance I gave.
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Thank you and Good luck!
Answered: Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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