question-icon

Suggest treatment for painful swelling in posterolateral corner of knee

default
Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: I was skiing about 6 weeks ago. Fell, but not significantly. Within 2 days had lateral/posterior knee pain. Swelling is mild hurts to touch at the insertion of th hamstring. I am a pedi. Ortho. NP. It was getting better, with the help of a brace. Now bike riding. Took a 25 mile ride, it didn't hurt when I was riding, now I' m dying. Any thoughts?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Internal injury likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain after biking suggests that there is an internal injury in the knee joint. It can be a minor tear. Excessive stress has caused an increase in pain and inflammation.
You can apply a cold pack and give a complete rest to your knee. Avoid weight bearing on the knee and take mild pain killers. Do get an MRI scan done for proper diagnosis after getting it examined from an orthopedician.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (15 minutes later)
so are you thinking a meniscal type tear vs. a collateral lateral ligament tear. I have been an ortho. NP, but it was in pediatrics, so I know some, but not the specifics of this. Thank you for your help...
doctor
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be meniscal tear.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
It can be a meniscal type tear. MRI scan will help in proper confirmation. Continue using the knee brace and do not massage the area.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 12221 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Suggest treatment for painful swelling in posterolateral corner of knee

Brief Answer: Internal injury likely. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The pain after biking suggests that there is an internal injury in the knee joint. It can be a minor tear. Excessive stress has caused an increase in pain and inflammation. You can apply a cold pack and give a complete rest to your knee. Avoid weight bearing on the knee and take mild pain killers. Do get an MRI scan done for proper diagnosis after getting it examined from an orthopedician. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal