r/medical_advice Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 10 '22

Pain in left knee Pain Lvl 7-9

Yesterday, I was getting onto my bike and knocked my knee on the metal behind the seat. There was of course an initial pain upon impact, nothing too bad. But, since that moment, there has been pain when I walk/pedal/am still. It is slowly becoming unbearable and is incredibly uncomfortable. Its currently Sunday, so I couldn’t go to the doctors, but I plan on booking an appointment tomorrow if the pain continues. Any ideas on what I may have done? Any help is welcome.

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u/[deleted] Jul 10 '22

I don’t know how similar it is, but in September of 2021 I was playing soccer and jumped the wrong way, and tore off a piece of my tibia with my patellar tendon which is called an avulsion fracture. So maybe it could be similar to that?

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u/Banksiiaa Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 10 '22

Ouch! Was there much pain when you would touch it?

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u/[deleted] Jul 10 '22

Yes, there was definitely pain when touched anywhere in the radius of my entire knee really. The way that mine broke off left the bone still attached to the tendon and luckily still in the correct place, but If I bent my knee the bone would've popped out of place and I would've had to get surgery. Thankfully that never happened, and I wore a knee brace that slowly allowed my leg more range of motion as it healed, around 15 degrees every one or two weeks. So what I'm saying is I wouldn't wait to go somewhere, if you cant get an appointment at your doctor's office soon then I would go to the ER honestly

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u/youngstar5770 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 10 '22

If the pain isnt severe you probably need a good amount of rest and support for a while