I work for a local McDonald's.April 2012 had severe knee pain when leg was straightened. Wore brace/iced knee nightly for a week, pain went away. When I Workout, I run a mile on treadmill at 5.0 pace.Today while at work felt pain in right knee when walking around at work. When I went to workout tonight wore knee brace.
Should I go get this checked out? Who should I see PCP?Currently no insurance and no PCP,use quick care at my doctor's office so I get different people each time I go there.
You could have a Meniscus Tear/Inflammation. This happened to me a while back. My treatment was cortisone shots every couple of weeks until the inflammation died down. If it is very painful and chronic you can get an operation to fix it; this is assuming that is the issue.
Another thing that can be happening is the onset of arthritis. There are various causes of arthritis, but this is best determined by a doctor.
At any rate I would lay off the work-outs/runs until you can find out what is wrong. Persistent aggravation can cause more permanent injury if you do not know what it is. Diagnosis usually involves x-rays, which can get expensive with no insurance and seeing an Orthopedic specialist is the best route.
Important: The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, blogs, or WebMD Answers are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.