Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Okay. Your symptoms suggest that you may have a torn piece of cartilage (a torn meniscus) or torn ligament. These are problems that may require surgery, though the surgery may be minor (called arthroscopic surgery) or, if symptoms are mild, you may be able to put up with them even without surgery. Talk with your doctors about whether surgery may be necessary for your problem.
Do you have knee swelling?