I hurt my knee about four weeks ago while running on a flat but slightly rocky surface in the woods behind my house. My knee gave out when this happened but then I was able to walk on it with a limp. For two weeks I had a very hard time going up and down stairs and just plainly walking. Walking has gotten alot easier but when I try to run I start to get severe pain in my knee again. When this happens I give it a week rest and try again a week later but it has almost been a month and I still cannot run on my knee. My knee becomes swollen on the outer left side even when I ride my bike or walk. This happens even when I am feeling no pain whatsoever. Does anyone have any advice to what might be wrong? I have done the symptom checker on here and it always says my ACL or stress fracture but I am not sure what to do. ThanksView Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.