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Knee popped while standing from squatting position. Have pain. Should I get brace?

About a week ago, I heard a pop in my left knee when I was standing up from squatting down. I'm a photographer and do spend a fair amount of time in odd positions. Since then, it hurts mildly and occasionally on the right side of the knee cap. Just a short burst of pain when I stand up from squatting. Doesn't hurt at all otherwise. But, it does feel a bit like my knee is going to collapse when I feel it-like the feeling you get if someone pushes in your knee from the back. Should I get a brace to let it heal?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Welcome at HCM.
It looks from your details that you may be suffering from arthritis of knee with associated ligament involvement.This can be due to lack of exercises or increase in weight or old injury.

You should do following to have relief in this-

-Consult to a orthopedic doctor for this.

-Get a x ray done.

-Start doing quadriceps exercises-

-Take a good anti inflammatory analgesic like advil or aleeve.

-Take joint supplements like glucosamine or chondroitin sulfate.

Hope this will help you.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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