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6 weeks ago I was running…stepped in a hole, and hyperexteded my knee.
I had recently changed the company I work for and my insurance would be expired in two day… So I went to the emergency room and had my knee xray’d.
The results were negative.
I explained my insurance situation to the doctor and asked his advice.
He said that he saw a little movement in the acl and outer ligament and recomended and MRI but noted that the ligament damage did not appear to be severe.
It has been 6 although I have alot less pain than before… I still feel pain when I lock my knee into an extended position and put most of my weight on it.
The pain seems to be focused on the inside of my knee beneath the knee cap.
I only have a few weeks to decide whether or not to COBRA my health plan. Does this sound like a normal time period to still be experiancing pain in my kneeIs there any test besides an MRI that I can do at home to determine if the meniscus.


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    : Does this sound like a normal time period to still be experiancing pain in my knee: Is there any test besides an MRI that I can do at home to determine if the meniscus.Jim,You definitely need to see an Orthopedist ASAP! A doctor, PT, or ATC might be able to form an impression with a good history and physical exam, but you can’t do such on your own. Also, if you need special tests, such as X-rays, and possibly and MRI, then you want to do it now, as I think your original insurance might still have to cover any injury that occurred (and for which you got immediate care) while you were insured. Go to an Orthopedist, and let us know what the diagnosis is. Good luck!

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    :: I went to the doctor today and was advised that the terrific pain I have is a second hyperextended knee injury. However, my doctor said a brace would not be effective. I feel like the knee needs something to keep this from happening again. Please advise me. Should I see an Orthopedic doctor instead of a regular doctor. It is very painful to get around and he said it would take 2 to 4 weeks to see improvement.

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