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Im 22 but have severe pain in only my left knee, standing, sitting, or bending. Knee clicks when I rotate it, no swelling.Any physical therapy ideas?

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Dr. Robert Meislin
Sports Medicine

In brief: Knee pain

The fact that you have no swelling is an excellent sign that therapy should improve your clinical course.
That said, i would have an MRI to ensure that you have no articular cartilage disorder (e.g. Ocd lesion) and/or meniscal tear. You are most probably experiencing a patellofemoral disorder and possibly a medial plica band syndrome.

In brief: Knee pain

The fact that you have no swelling is an excellent sign that therapy should improve your clinical course.
That said, i would have an MRI to ensure that you have no articular cartilage disorder (e.g. Ocd lesion) and/or meniscal tear. You are most probably experiencing a patellofemoral disorder and possibly a medial plica band syndrome.
Dr. Robert Meislin
Dr. Robert Meislin
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Get evaluation

Your symptoms have the findings associated with a possible meniscus tear. Especially the pain and clicking with bending and twisting.
Get an orthopaedic exam and you will probably have an MRI ordered to look for a meniscus tear.

In brief: Get evaluation

Your symptoms have the findings associated with a possible meniscus tear. Especially the pain and clicking with bending and twisting.
Get an orthopaedic exam and you will probably have an MRI ordered to look for a meniscus tear.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine

In brief: Knee pain

Some interesting finding: severe pain, & clicking sounds.
Need a good knee exam. Pt, anti-inflammatory med should be done. If no improvement in 2-3 weeks , may consider ortho evaluation.

In brief: Knee pain

Some interesting finding: severe pain, & clicking sounds.
Need a good knee exam. Pt, anti-inflammatory med should be done. If no improvement in 2-3 weeks , may consider ortho evaluation.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine

In brief: Need MRI?

Sounds like you may have cartilage damage.
Physical therapy may not be overly effective. Diagnosis is usually confirmed by mri.

In brief: Need MRI?

Sounds like you may have cartilage damage.
Physical therapy may not be overly effective. Diagnosis is usually confirmed by mri.
Dr. James Cunnar
Dr. James Cunnar
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