Is My Sudden Knee Pain Here to Stay?

 

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Is My Sudden Knee Pain Here to Stay?

If a sudden pain lingers, am I officially injured or can I keep going?

Kathy Weber, M.D., M.S.
Doctor of Primary Care Sports Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

Question:

I ran very guarded on ice and snow this winter season one day and after that the insides of my knees hurt so much that I have not been able to run since then. I have not ever been injured before nor have I ever had knee pain before. I have rested about 10 days and still am feeling about the same pain. Will I injure it more if I try to run on it?

Answer:

If you have not tried icing your knees for 15-20 minutes a few times a day and performing gentle stretching along with the rest, you should do so.  If you have done this and still have pain,  it is time to see a sports medicine doctor to evaluate what might be causing this pain.

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