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When I went to stand up the other day I

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Posted on Sat, 23 Feb 2019
Question: When I went to stand up the other day I felt and heard a popping from behind my knee with intense pain in my thigh. It's not getting any better. I can't get off of chairs or get in and out of a car. Once I'm standing i can walk just fine but my knee and leg feel very tight.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Probably meniscus tear, follow the advice below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms seem to be related to a torn meniscus.

The activities which twist or rotate your knee can lead to a torn meniscus.

I recommend you to do an x-ray to exclude other possible medical conditions.

Meanwhile, I recommend to continue using anti inflammatory medication such as Motrin three tablets a day.

I suggest you to avoid activities that trigger the pain and use ice compresses for pain relief.

I also recommend doing physical therapy to strengthen the muscles which support the knee.

If the symptoms continue you should see an orthopedist for further examination such as an MRI.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.


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When I went to stand up the other day I

Brief Answer: Probably meniscus tear, follow the advice below. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Your symptoms seem to be related to a torn meniscus. The activities which twist or rotate your knee can lead to a torn meniscus. I recommend you to do an x-ray to exclude other possible medical conditions. Meanwhile, I recommend to continue using anti inflammatory medication such as Motrin three tablets a day. I suggest you to avoid activities that trigger the pain and use ice compresses for pain relief. I also recommend doing physical therapy to strengthen the muscles which support the knee. If the symptoms continue you should see an orthopedist for further examination such as an MRI. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.