I heard/felt a pop in my knee, I can’t even start to bend my knee w/o excruciating pain?

I was at gymnastics last night and I landed weird after a tumbling pass..I heard/felt a pop in my knee but didn’t think anything of it at the time because it didn’t really hurt, it did swell quite a lot though, it’s the afternoon after and I can’t even start to bend my knee w/o excruciating pain please help me out

Age: 15
Medications: None
General Information: Stress fracture in knee about a year ago, tibia + fibula break the year before

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Dr.Honey Arora
12:22 am

Thanks for the query..

Such injuries can commonly cause meniscal tears..

But for a confirmation an x ray should be done..

For now elevate the leg, do cool compresses, avoid exertion and take anti inflammatory painkillers like Ibuprofen

Hope this helps..


Arti Sharma
2:37 am

Hi.It seems you have suffered meniscal tear in knee.See an orthopaedician and get a Xray done to confirm the cause.Rest,ice compression and leg elevation will help .Take some over the counter anti inflammatory drug till you see an Orthopaedician.