Joelb asks:

Can you give me some advice regarding a knee injury?

I bent down in my kitchen tonight and experienced a stretching sound/sensation and pain in the front of my knee.  I then experienced shooting pain on top of foot and my two smallest toes experienced numbness.  The MCL area of my right knee slightly swelled and there is a dark bruise starting in the MCL area as well.  It does not hurt to put pressure on the knee and to walk on it.  It does feel stable.  Any advice would be appreciated.  I don't want to make it worse by using it.
In Topics: Physical Health, Medical problems
> 60 days ago



Wayne Yankus
Aug 15, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

go to the Emergency Room or call your orthopedist.  In the meantime apply ice, elevate the leg, and rest. You have heard the "pop" and may have ruptured your ACL.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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