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Knee pain and painful movement after landing hard in gymnastics?

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Knee pain

If you had a hard impact during a gymnastic routine, there is a chance that you had surface damage to the articular cartilage of your knee.
If you are having continued pain you should seek advice and treatment from an orthopedist and consider an MRI evaluation.

In brief: Knee pain

If you had a hard impact during a gymnastic routine, there is a chance that you had surface damage to the articular cartilage of your knee.
If you are having continued pain you should seek advice and treatment from an orthopedist and consider an MRI evaluation.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many possibilities

Your pain could be as a result of many different things.
A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities.

In brief: Many possibilities

Your pain could be as a result of many different things.
A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Where is the pain?

Knees can be injured inside or outside the knee.
We would think of cartilage, ligament or tendon injuries. Out side the knee we think of tendons, bursas, muscle injuries. If it is tender ice the initial injury site for 20 minutes off and on during the first 36 hours and after that maneuver which can decrease the swelling we then use heat to help repair it. Your evaluation will clarify.

In brief: Where is the pain?

Knees can be injured inside or outside the knee.
We would think of cartilage, ligament or tendon injuries. Out side the knee we think of tendons, bursas, muscle injuries. If it is tender ice the initial injury site for 20 minutes off and on during the first 36 hours and after that maneuver which can decrease the swelling we then use heat to help repair it. Your evaluation will clarify.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Tough

That doesn't sound too fun.
Your cartilage, which lines the ends of your joints, are able to absorb an amazing amount of shock, but there are limits. If your knee does not continue to improve quickly on its own, there is a chance you have injured the cartilage. If the knee swells up significantly and quickly, you may also have damaged the ligaments. It is worth getting it looked at.

In brief: Tough

That doesn't sound too fun.
Your cartilage, which lines the ends of your joints, are able to absorb an amazing amount of shock, but there are limits. If your knee does not continue to improve quickly on its own, there is a chance you have injured the cartilage. If the knee swells up significantly and quickly, you may also have damaged the ligaments. It is worth getting it looked at.
Dr. Allen Lu
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