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Suggest treatment for severe knee joint pain

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: my leg has got strain while playing basket ball....as a result there is severe pain at d knee joint. It is d second time I got it on my right leg
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
MRI scan is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
You must have hurt your internal structures in knee while playing, which are anterior/posterior cruciate ligament, medial/lateral collateral ligament, medial and lateral menisci, joint capsule, synovium, crossing muscles, bone cartilage and bone itself. It needs proper clinical examination and relevant investigations to diagnose which among these is hurt. These are best visualized on MRI (Magnetic Resonant Imaging).
A pair of knee supports can add to stability. But that again depends on your exact condition. If you don't get relief, proceed with MRI.
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. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (4 hours later)
Sir I lk to share dat I got similar strain 15 days b4 when practising triple jump in which my rite leg got stuck in the sand leading to its small side bent at knee joint...hvr this time I got strain by simple jumping for basket goal by giving pressure on d rite injured leg..but dere was similar side bent at d knee joint...but now dere is less pain ftr 3 hr but still problm in walking
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Internal knee ligament or menicus injury likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
The problem in walking or on bearing weight on the leg is suggestive of an internal injury. It can be a ligament or meniscus tear. Take rest, avoid weight bearing on the leg and consult your orthopedician for MRI scan.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
thank u sir...for u r g8 help
.....attacging some images of my injured leg
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be a soft tissue injury.

Detailed Answer:
I have seen the attached images. There is not much swelling. The injury can be a minor soft tissue injury also. Do use a knee brace or knee supports for relief. In case the knee is unstable and weight bearing on leg is painful then get an MRI scan done for proper diagnosis.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for severe knee joint pain

Brief Answer: MRI scan is needed. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. You must have hurt your internal structures in knee while playing, which are anterior/posterior cruciate ligament, medial/lateral collateral ligament, medial and lateral menisci, joint capsule, synovium, crossing muscles, bone cartilage and bone itself. It needs proper clinical examination and relevant investigations to diagnose which among these is hurt. These are best visualized on MRI (Magnetic Resonant Imaging). A pair of knee supports can add to stability. But that again depends on your exact condition. If you don't get relief, proceed with MRI. 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