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Earlier this year sometimes when I got out of my pickup,

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Earlier this year sometimes when I got out of my pickup, something on the right side of my left knee would pop out of place, and then I would slowly stretch it straight and it would pop back in. It hurt when it was out of place. I can't afford insurance so was very concerned when it seemed to happen more often. After awhile it seemed to happen much less frequently. I have a small antique store and almost two weeks ago moved a lot of heavy furniture by myself and so a couple days later both knees were swollen. My right knee got much better, but I'm still walking very slowly and I think something popped out again on the same right side of left knee. It's still very painful, swollen and even looks bruised. If I were to see a chiropractor, might he be able to put it back in place? I'm 63, female and just barely making ends meet. Thoughts?
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No, you need an orthopedic exam, and probably an MRI of the knee.
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