Terrible pain in knee. Can't walk without pain and it happened suddenly yesterday.

Patient

Q: I had terrible pain in my left knee and today morning I can't bend it or barely walk without pain. I'm 13 and I had only played catch nothing to do with my feet much. Under my knee (like a bump on both legs but one doesn't hurt) it's bruised. I don't want to tell my parents because they'd freak out, get mad, and we don't have insurance. I'm so scared. Please tell me any solutions you have also.

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