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Knee pain post fall, twisted knee. On physical therapy. MCL or medial meniscus tear?

Hello I am a 29 yr old female with moderate-to-severe left knee pain(medial & deep below kneecap) on and off for around the past 4 months. For some history, I already had chondromalacia since I was young and have done physical therapy for it which helped for a while. However, I had an acute injury about that long ago-fell off a chair and landed on my left leg, foot planted on floor and knee twisted inward. I had initial pain, minimal swelling , but it got better after a while with moderate flare-ups sporadically until over a week ago. I do not recall doing anything strange bending wise when the severe pain started this time but it gradually got worse with walking until it was unbearable and I could barely limp around. I am afraid it may be a torn MCL or medial meniscus? There is no real swelling but Ice is helping a little but I am still limping around with a very decent amount of pain. I would greatly appreciate your opinion on this, thank you!
Asked On : Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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I want to know if you have done your MRI of the knee. If not then do it early as i want to make sure that everything is ok inside or there is any ligament or meniscus injury. If there is such injuries then first thing needed is to take care of that. It will be cured through arthroscopic surgeries. If there is no damage inside then you can continue with your physiotherapy.
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