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Severe knee pain, popping sound, stiffness, pain on bending, no swelling. Treatment options?

I am having rather severe knee pain . It is especially difficult to stand up after sitting and walking down stairs. I do hear some popping noises, but faint popping. The knee feels stiff and it hurts to bend it. Do I need to see a doctor or just rest awhile. This happened after doing swim exercises after I had been vacation and not in my typical 5 day a week exercising program. I am assuming that I over -did it when getting back into my rountine. It does not appear to be swollen.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello nickellis,

Thanks for posting your query

You have severe knee pain, difficulty in standing after sitting and walking down stairs and popping noise.

It might be due to arthritis or meniscal tear.

You need clinical exam of knee and xray or MRI as needed.

So you have to visited an orthopaedic surgeon & treatment plan acc. to that

Answered: Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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