I am very fit and love to cycling and mountain biking.
Patient :I am very fit and love to cycling and mountain biking. I lost my good job 2 years ago and have not been able to find insurance that I can afford. Going to a doctor is out of the question for this. Something in my knee isn't functioning correctly, It feels like something is moving around in there or is really tight. I do not swell, and it only hurts if I am pushing really hard on the bike, or sometimes it feels really funny. I have been going to the gym and working my legs out for the past 3 months and it doesn't seem to be doing anything. I thought it was a muscle imbalance. When I isolate the quads at the gym it is worse. Any ideas?
Symptoms: I can feel something weird in my knee, doesn't happen as much when I wear a brace or tape it up, but it still happens. It pops and makes noises but doesn't hurt and it doesn't swell up. I don't swell or bruise much at all, never have.
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I understand your concern.
Although it is difficult to exactly predict what's causing the problem, it sounds like a ligament sprain that has not been able to heal adequately since you're constantly working out or cycling..
A few days of rest will let us understand whether it is because of a ligament or if it still doesn't get better, you will need to get x ray of the affected knee. Unfortunately, without a x Ray it's very difficult to predict what's the issue. Even a physical examination of the knee will help in understanding the diagnosis.
You can try a combination to Diclofenac- Paracetamol to be taken twice daily after food for a week. This will help.
Feel free to discuss further,
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