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How do you know if your knee is just sprained or if you tore something in it?

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If your knee is just sprained, then you will experience pain in the knee, swelling, redness, warmth, or bruising around the knee, decreased range of motion in the knee and inability to stand on the affected leg.

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Can you walk?Signs of inflammation(redness),tenderness or pain when touched or wallking.or applying any weight on affected side .If any symptoms persist after a few days should see a MD and have an x-ray done.

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If your knee gives out on you and is accompanied with pain then something might be torn. Best to go see Orthopedic doctor to have it checked.

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