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The inside of my knee hurts when i straighten it or put weight on it. it also pops a lot, why? and what may help?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Possible meniscus: You need to be seen by an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate your knee for a possible meniscus tear. You need an exam and an mri. If torn, arthroscopic surgery can trim the tear and improve your symptoms quickly. This is a picture of your meniscus seen here. It is the shock absorber between the femur and the tibia cartilage surfaces. This one is normal.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Many possibilities: The description isn't enough to be conclusive but these symptoms could be from bursitis, arthritis, meniscus year, or sprain/strain. See your doctor for an exam and treatment plan. Meanwhile, rest and ice may help.

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