Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek
Do you have any swelling or redness?
No no swelling or redness.
Then it is unlikely you tore a ligament, maybe you just strained it
You may have also torn a meniscus
I have have had a torn meniscus re attached before this feels nothing like that. This is a reltivly small area of pain on the outer lower knee it is more on the top of the lower leg bone.That was what I thought but the pop sound was so loud it had me worried. Is there anything besides ice and rest that would help. I dont want to go to the doctor waste his and my time not to mention my 30 dollar co pay. Are any of those home ultrasound therapy devices worth looking into?
The home ultrasound devices will not help you, and will likely waste your money. Ice an elevation are the only things that will help, as well as pain medication
Thanks for the info have a good night