Extreme knee pain

Patient : In 2003 I was kicked by a horse in the knee, I had to get stitches and the Doctor said it was fine. In both 03 and 04 I played volleyball and had several injuries where it made it hard to walk or stand on my knee. Since then I have had on and off issues with my knee hurting. When I exercise the back of my knee pulls. When I'm walking or going to sit the outside of my knee and my knee cap hurts and pulls. I have gone to physical therapy which helped for a little while but the pain always comes back. Lately my entire knee hurts when I'm exercising, walking, and sitting. I was told I need to strengthen my knee which I have been working on doing however it is very difficult when it gives me great pain. My family thinks I should get suggested to go get an MRI, what do you think?
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: My name is Carlton Jackson. My date of birth is April 3, 1955. In the spring of 1973 I hyperextended my left knee w...

Q: I ama 68 year old female who has been very active. Have not been exercising during last month due to cataract surger...

Q: My daughter was playing volleyball and dove/slide in for the ball. She said it hurt her right knee. But she was outsi...

Q: My knee is severely swollen (size of a grapefruit). I had an xray which was normal. It hurts a ton on the inside of m...

Q: When i went up the stairs i got knee pain as if its twisting on the inside. INtense pain for at least 5 minutes cant ...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon