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knees and legs took most of the impact, in Bad Pain

I'm pretty sure of the source of my knee pain, I'm just not sure what's wrong or how to fix it. I got into a bike accident a few days ago; I was on my bike and collided with a pick-up truck backing out of a parking spot. My knees and legs took most of the impact when I hit the ground, but I figured the messy bruising would be the extent of my injury. I was far more worried about my right shoulder, which was what hit the truck to begin with. Three days later, my shoulder is fine but my left knee is killing me. It hurts when I walk and especially when I bend it--like to bike or go up and down stairs. It's a dull ache around the sides and back of my knee; I don't really feel it on or behind my kneecap. I've tried immobilizing it with an ace bandage, icing it, and taking ibuprofen, but none of that is working. Is this something that will just run it's course? Help?
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replied October 20th, 2013
Thank you for consulting our forum. You might have a a minis us tear or a ligament tear inside the knee joint. Hard to say without examination. The best consultant for you is PM&R who is specializing in sports medicine. By Andre Strizhak

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