U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 16-year-old male asked:

When i jump off my left leg my knee doesn't seem supported and i can't jump as high, it just gives out a bit i guess. what could it be

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Manish Varma
Palliative Care 10 years experience
Tendon/Meniscal: Have you seen a doc for this? It could be a number of things depending on the history (for eg. Was there any trauma? Any fevers/rash? Does the knee ever lock? Is there any pain?). Most likely a tendon or meniscal injury. The best imaging technique is an mri, however a physical exam may reveal the diagnosis.
Last updated May 20, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.