Knee pain

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Hi, lately my left knee has been bothering me for a while now. But I have no idea what it could be. It cracks randomly and it pops randomly that causes sharp pain. Even sitting in a chair causes me discomfort. And now that it's winter, it hurts to even be outside in the cold.

P. S. I sprained my ankle a few years ago and didn't heal properly, just so my history is clear

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    I forgot to mention that when I bend it feels like it catches on something.
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    A simple X-ray can determine what the injury to your knee is.
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    perhaps you are limping on that knee.

    In any case, it sounds like you have arthritis in your knee, perhaps osteoarthritis.

    The reason the cold is so brutal is because our joints are contained within a capsule. This capsule is a vacuum.

    What your joints are reacting too is barometric pressure drop and or low. Keep your joints warm and dry. A heating pad is quite handy.

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    Doc used to tell me if it pops once in a while and doesn't hurt, no worries. If it hurts, he wanted to know.

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    Yup...ortho visit plus imaging studies.  However...

    The x-ray and/or MRI may not show anything.  Happened to me FOUR times!!!  Doc had to go in with the scope to see what was actually wrong and fix it.  So don't be surprised if the docs says that the imaging was "inconclusive".

    Just get to an ortho.  I always recommend looking up the groups that handle your local professional and college sports teams.  Absent that, you may be able to rely on the recommendation of your GP or someone in the medical field who has years of experience interacting with the local docs.  Everyone has a reputation...it's valuable to do some research...

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