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I have injured my knee recently, and i have been resting it

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I have injured my knee recently, and i have been resting it etc, but i have realised something, when i push my knee it feels like the bones i pushing is making contact with another bone and then causes more pain
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

How did you injure the knee?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I was playinf football and i twisted my knee where it then made a click sound, had immediate pain and could not apply any pressure on that knee and when i did i would lose balance
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Have done an xray no bones broken, but have been doing the usual requirements that the hospital had told me to do
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I just want to know what this feeling i am getting when pushing my bone and its will little pressure
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

What was the diagnosis?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
They said you might have overstretched the ligament or torn it but i was unable to do an mri scan
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Because the hospital have to make an appointment at a latter date which is very late
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

It may be a torn meniscus and you need the MRI

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
what do you think that sensation im feeling may be
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
When im pushing the bone
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

That's the cartilage tear

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Is this a serious injury
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

Usually it responds to physical therapy

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
How long will this take to heal because i am a postman and i do alot of walking, so how long will this take to heal
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

It would take a month of physical therapy

A knee brace would help

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
mri would be suggested at this time
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

Yes

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Will need to do that then because i dont want to be working and make it worse
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

Let me know how it goes

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thanks i will do
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 14 days ago.

You're welcome