Hi all. Over a month ago I hurt my right knee. I was dashing across a road to not stop traffic flow, and as my right foot hit the ground, the knee felt like it was shifted right out of place. Mind searing pain. Even worse, I was holding S/O's hand, and he had no idea. We were about 5-6 steps away from the curb, so I ended up being sort of dragged along and landed several more times on the right foot. By the time I was on the curb, I felt near to passing out it was so bad. It took about a week for the pain to subside. Since then, I can feel pain when going up but mostly going down stairs. I can feel pain if I cross my legs (So I don't). I can't step heavily, but when walking normally, I've been able to forget I even injured it. Over the weekend I got up from bed and the entire knee felt like it was floating in something. It hurts (not like when it happened though) and yet at the same time, it feels cacooned. Almost as if someone put novocaine in there. Its the strangest, oddest feeling. I can feel some throbbing into the area of my thigh just above the knee now. That is new too. I can feel it stiffening up each day since Saturday. I had a hard time placing my leg to sleep last night as somehow every position felt like I was putting pressure on it. I figure it is probably water on the knee??? I know I know. A doctor is where I should be. But I no longer have a family doctor. Due to the H1N1, the ER wait here is 8-10 hours wait! (Unheard of wait times, can you imagine???) Our walk in clinics, normally a good bet, are open week nights from 5-8p.m. The thing is, with the flu thing, everyone is going to the few walk ins we have. Apparently by 2-3p.m. the lines are building and when they open at 5 to register, within 15 minutes they have so many registered that they can't take any more and send the rest of those waiting away. I doubt I'd be able to be seen, even if I could actually stand for 2-3 hours in a line just to register, then gosh knows how long until it was my turn to be seen. I couldn't be on my feet that long without my knee issue due to my MS. So now I'm feeling doubly vanquished. Anyhow, have any of you ever dealt with water on the knee? Other than elevating the leg and cold packs on it, is there anything else I can? Oh and the obvious, try to not use the leg much, etc. I really don't know what to do here. Stupid thing too, if I do the walk in and find a way to tough out the pain of waiting without collapsing, they can't do xrays there. They'd send me to the ER with the 8-10 hour wait if they can't decide by examination alone what they think is happening to my knee. PS. I'm cursing my nasty family doctor of 17 years who I no longer have as an option simply because of my speaking up about my former psycho neighbour who also had this doctor, and who was so freaking drugged out via this doctors prescriptions. I should have kept my darn mouth shut, even though the doctor for a couple of years had been treating me like **** and i had lost faith in him.