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A 21-year-old female asked:

I run about 2 miles daily. the inside of my left knee started hurting. now hurts if i bend and is swollen.?

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Dr. Kevin Freedman
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Meniscus tear?: The description of your pain is concerning for a meniscus tear. This is a tear of the cartilage ring on the inside of the knee. These tears commonly cause swelling and pain. If it persists, it is worth getting a MRI to evaluate for a tear that may require further treatment.

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