On Sunday, I slipped on muddy grass, fell, and sprained my knee (all while already at urgent care, as sad a that is! My friend had sprained her ankle, so I went with her, and she forgot her insurance card in the car, so I was running out to get it when this happened...
So anyway, my knee kills! (Right now, I'd put it around a 7/10)...
It mainly hurts on the inner side (MCL area), but the pain does go around my patellae towards the other side.
I saw a doctor at urgent care who put me in an immobilizer and told me to see a sports/orthopedic doctor this week. I called and made an appointment as soon as I could, but unfortunately, the soonest appointment that was available was Friday (which is now thankfully just a day away)!
Bending or straightening my knee too much hurts, and it feels a bit unstable a well. There's little to no swelling, but for me, that's normal as I rarely swell any significant amount (even after tearing my ankle ligaments to the point of needing surgery to fix them, there was only a little swelling -- just to give you an idea).
I hope I didn't mess my knee up too bad! I'm only 22, and I'm supposed to go back to school on Monday, and classes start Tuesday. I can't be hobbling around campus too much!
Last edited by missyou009; 01-17-2013 at 10:19 AM.
If you sprained your mcl, there aren't many options besides wearing a brace and waiting for the ligament to heal. I have sprained my mcl several times (twice it was a grade two sprain) and the orthopedic surgeon said to wear a hinged knee brace and wait for it to heal (approximately 4-6 weeks). He said it is extremely rare to do surgery even if the mcl is completely torn.
You could have some kneecap issues as well. Depending what the kneecap problem may be, there could be surgical options to fix that. I'm sure conservative treatments will be tried first.
I am dealing with a lateral collateral ligament sprain right now, so I can relate to your pain. I hope your appointment goes well on Friday.