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I slipped and fell on a externally twisted knee doesn't feel right any help?

Question: I slipped and fell on a externally twisted knee doesn't feel right any help?

I slipped and fell awkwardly on my left knee which was twisted externally. All my weight was on the knee and I heard a pop or snap and immense pain and could not walk on it. I initially thought that I had badly sprained or partially tore the LCL as I had it happen to the other knee. However the pain has diminished to at least manageable pain. What I noticed is on the lateral side of the knee in the back it is very tender and if I try to bend or half squat it is intense pain and it feels like a catching sensation. I am really puzzled I am thinking maybe it is something with the popliteus?

Answer:

Hi Bureabe. Because the pain is on the lateral side, it is possible you tore your LCL or even you lateral meniscus (which is really quite common). Getting an MRI is always a good idea. Cold therapy at this point is really important. This will bring down the inflammation (which is not always visible) and will also help when you get pain flare ups. In order to heal, the inflammation must be brought down (especially if you are walking or standing for long periods of time). Hope this information helps.