Asked 8 years, 2 months ago

I felt a pop below the knee - is it a torn ligament?

I was descending the curved staircase in my home shortly after finishing a run when I felt a pop in my right leg just below the knee. I'm a 5' 9" 65-year-old male weighing 165 pounds. I had been running three miles a day five days a week. For several weeks, it was suddenly painful to even walk. I now walk without pain, but it still bothers me at night and I'm unable to run. It's been over four months; my internist said it's probably a torn ligament, and that I should simply continue to wait. I'm getting frustrated. Should I wait or see a sports doctor?

Ed Morello, Cornwall, NY


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