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A 38-year-old female asked:

Hi. i have recently started doing squats and for over a week now i cannot walk on my left knee. it is very tender on the inner side, stiff at the back of the knee and throbs. its swollen and bluish and feels wet. i am taking anti inflammatories?

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Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cartilage injury?: Squats are stressful on the knee joints. Pain on the “inner side” could be caused by a tear in the medial meniscus (cartilage) or a strain of the medial collateral ligament. Rest, ice,anti inflammatory Ed, & quadriceps muscle strengthening exercises (can find on internet)can be very helpful (plus no squats- bike or swim perhaps) but may need Dr eval & physical therapy if persists
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Last updated May 17, 2020


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