Physical Rehabilitation Medicine/Left knee pain

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I'm 51 years and was in a dance recital two months ago. During one of our rehearsals for our jazz dance I twisted my knee and felt a pop.  It buckled a little but was able to continue dancing. It just felt a little weak  I now have pain when I try to squat all the way down or when I get up in the morning and try to straighten my leg all the way. The pain feels like it is coming from the back of my knee, but when I was on my knees cleaning I had pain at the front of my knee or kneecap also. I did not have any swelling to the front of my knee, but maybe a little in the back. I keep hoping the pain would go away but I still have pain.

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Dear Sheri
You have done wrong thing. If something happen (like twisting) you must stop the whatever you are doing. Never continue the thing. Anyhow I dont feel that you have a major issue. But Take more rest. Dont do any dance again till it get settled. It is better if you do static quadriceps exercise.You may get past recovery
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MMA Ravindu Bandara

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I can answer any physiotherapy related conditions.such as, 1. Any Orthopaedic condition. 2. Rheumatological conditions. 3. Neurological conditions. 4. Respiratory conditions. 5. Paediatric conditions. 6. Soft tissue managements. 7. Pr and post operative management.

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I am Sri Lanka Medical Council registered physiotherapist. I have completed the Diploma in Physiotherapy in School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Colombo in 2004. I have done my Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy in Command Hospital Indian Air Force, Bangalore, India in 2006. I specialize in paediatric, Orthopaedic and Neurological conditions.

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1. Advanced level- Bio Science stream. 2. Diploma in Physiotherapy-School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy,Colombo, Sri Lanka. 3. Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy- Command Hospital Indian Air Force, Bangalore, India. 4. Bachelor of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

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