Monday, February 25, 2013
I came in the other day for a checkup to get my knee checked out because I’ve been experiencing mild to moderate knee pain. The doctor recommended I take it easy and let it heal over the next couple weeks. It has been nearly two weeks and I have not noticed any improvement, if anything it seems worse. This pain makes it difficult to go up and down stairs or steep inclines/declines. I’ve tried some self-diagnosis and wondered if it could be a tear in the lateral collateral ligament, that’s where the pain seems to originate from. The odd thing is I haven’t experienced any sort of swelling or disfiguration. Everything looks normal but I still experience increased levels of pain throughout the day. I was wondering if there was something I could do on my own to help decrease the pain besides medicine? Should I come back to Student Health and get it checked out again? What might be the cause of this sort of pain? Also, it’s only in one knee, on the left.
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