A 31-year-old female asked:
i slept on my back w/ leg up & bent @ the knee. i tried 2 put leg straight & it made a wet/crunchy pop. pain & little swelling now. what wrong? t.y
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Joint aligment issue: Probable you hip, knee and leg are out of alignment. That will put pressure on the knee bursaes and they will swell. Treat with heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! think muscles and tendons and not the joint proper.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Marianna Post answered
16 years experience Family Medicine
Can be meniscus: Could of have problem with meniscus, stay off your feet, apply ice, take otc ibuprofen, if pain not better in a few days go get an x-ray, might need physical therapy and MRI eventually.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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