Hello JA customer,
Kindly provide detailed information so as to answer you in a better way.
What is the grading of the pain?( Out of 10)Is the knee joint swollen?
Is there any associated ankle swelling/foot swelling?
Any swollen blood vessels in the leg?
Is the ankle painful?
Any medical investigations done?
What was the mechanism of the injury?Did you fall on hard surface?
Pain Grade: 4 to 5
-The knee joint is a little swollen, doesn't help that I never iced it.
-Doesn't seem to be any noticeable ankle or foot swelling. Nor is there any pain in the ankle.
-I don't believe there are any swollen blood vessels
-There haven't been any medical investigations done
-I was playing softball, trying to slide into home my knee was bent inwards at a 90 degree angle and instead of sliding it went straight into a divot next to the base, basically I stubbed my knee cap after running full speed, it immediately felt numb.
As per your description, I would be most concerned about a meniscal tear.
This type of injury can cause swelling in the joint (effusion) as well as an inability to move the joint in a complete range of motion.
The best type of imaging to evaluate this type of injury is an MRI of the knee. This can also give some useful information about the stablizing ligaments in the knee (like the ACL) as they are associated with meniscal injuries.