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My right knee clicked, Can you identify the problem ?

I recently was on a 9 mile expedition with the Army Cadet force. During this time, my right knee clicked, and has been uncomfortable ever since. (Around a week ago). It hurts at times, and relaxing it then walking around is quite painful aswell. When standing up, it occasionally builds up a pain, like its about to click, then suddenly goes. Walking up and down steps are like painful, within the joints of my knees. My left knee has been playing up as well, but only minor. But on my right knee, there's a unexplained big bruise on the joint. Is this a major problem ? Can you identify the problem ?
Asked On : Mon, 23 Aug 2010
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Your history and symptoms, are suggestive of a ligament injury within the knee joint. You need to be examined and probably a MRI needs to be done.

If it is a Ligamental tear, depending on the severity and the type of ligament injured, you may be need simple painkillers and rest for few weeks with limited activity.

If there is severe damage, with free ligament fragments within the joint, they need to be removed with a minor surgical procedure (arthroscopy).

If not treated, properly this condition persists as a long term painful condition, with inability to resume normal activities.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 23 Aug 2010
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