Meniscus Tear

Patient

Q: Dear Doctor:
I have a question for you. Recently I started feeling pain in my knee and every time I bend it, I hear a popping or clicking sound. I went to the doctors about it and got an MRI scan and found out that I have a severe meniscus tear. I made an appointment with a specialist but the appointment isn't for another month and a half. I feel a lot of pain in my knee and don't know what to do till my appointment. What should I do for my knee while waiting.

Symptoms:  Popping or Clicking in Knee
Doctor

A:   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.

Comments / Follow Ups

Guest: Hello,
Although I am not a doctor I know what you are going through. I have never torn a ligament in my knee before but I have a serious injury in my knee. My friend tore her meniscus twice in two years. What she did to help with the pain before her surgeries was she got an ice machine and iced her knee every day when she got home and woke up, took pain relievers either prescribed or over the counter, stopped using it (get crutches or a wheel chair you may be over using your knee), bed rest with elevated leg, make sure you elevate your leg while icing and all of the time 1 or 2 pillows will be fine too much may hurt, drink plenty of fluids(I know this May sound dumb but it actually helps the swelling go down sometimes also if you are taking medicine be sure to eat right and drink water). I hope this helps and get well soon!

Related Q&A

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 ...

Q: My knee hurts when I cross my legs also when standing for link the amount of time I currently have a standing office ...

Q: Hello, I have a marble sized knot popping out from under my knees cap cause if pain then it will slide back under my ...

Q: I'm 22 years old, 5'3" tall, weighing at 60 kgs. I have gained 8 kgs within 2 months with absolutely no change...

Q: I woke up with knee pain, I cannot bend it, it is not swollen but sore to touch & move, I am getting tingling sen...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews