Posted by: Rob | 2004/12/17

Knee problems

Hi Dr. Lander,

In October last year I twisted my knee as I got into the car, it has been severly painfull ever since. My symptoms are as follows:

It aches and I cant keep it bent, it helps if I stretch it out by walking. What type of Dr would you recommend me to see. I am not sure if it is muscular or bone. Also, I work out at the gym, is there anything that will help, and or make it worse.

Thanks in advance for your reply,



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From what you say it is difficult to make a diagnosis without a more thorough history and examination, but it could be a ligament or meniscal injury. It would be in your best interests to go and see a knee specialist or sports medicine doctor to obtain an accurate diagnosis and then visit a biokineticist to get advice on the kinds of exercise you may or may not do. Let pain be your guide for now and avoid any activities that aggravate your discomfort.

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