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my knee hurts, and it makes a clunk noise when I move my knee, help?

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my knee hurts, and it makes a clunk noise when I move my knee, help?

played badminton for a few hours last night and didn't feel any pain at all.
woke up this morning with some moderate pain in my knee whenever I move or put pressure on it.
and whenever I bend or straighten it, it makes a noticeable "clunk" noise (like something inside is popping in and out of place)

Is this bad? Do I just see a family doctor or should I go straight to a specialist of some sort?
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Sounds like inflammation and/or swelling. It's probably putting pressure on a ligament or tendon, which is moving out of its normal path. Wait about a week. If it's still happening, talk to your gp about getting a referral to a sports med guy, but I wouldn't worry about it too much yet. Was this your first time playing badminton in a while?
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Just got back from the doc, he couldn't diagnose the problem and said it maybe soft tissue damage.
He wrote me a form for an ultrasound and told me if I'm concerned or the problem persists, I should go for an ultrasound.
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Sep 29th, 2010 2:21 am
no idea what that m.e.a.n.s.
RICE = basic rule of thumb for treating injuries..such as sprained ankle or this.

R = Rest - self explanatory
I = Ice - different people/sites say different things..but one thing in common is don't use ice on location for excessive periods. Doc's usually say about 15mins intervals...leave on..take off for a 15 minutes..and then again..repeat.
C = compression - use one of those wrapping tapes..apply iced compression
E = Elevate - self explanatory..elevate to prevent/reduce swelling.
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This reminds me of a problem my friend had for a good couple of months.

Basically he twisted his elbow when he was sleeping (out of all the times he could have twisted it...). Basically it was inflammed and hurt him for a long time, until a couple of months later it snapped back into place. I'm not sure if this is your problem but I would definitely relax it, then focus on stretching (before next game). Maybe it will click back into place!
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