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Knee Burning after football accident

About a month ago I was playing foot ball for my high school knee and upon trying to make a tackle I fell on the inside of my right knee.  This was very painful and was hard to deal with the first day.  My knee hurt all the time and was numb.  I was evaluated by our school trainer, and she said there was no tearing of ACL or MCL.  My concern is that at some points it still hurts like an immense burning pain.  I don't get a lot of pain, but his is terrible.  The problem is the inside of my knee is still numb and has been for months.  Is this nerve damage? and how and when should I do something?  
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Evaluation of such an injury by a "school trainer" is beyond and above her pay grade. Prosionally one must rule out a torn miniscus, which is usually established by radiological examination and inserting a trochar to extract fluid and exami ing it for blood. As this took place on school grounds the school eats the medical bills. A turn miniscus may represent surgery and a lifetime problem so sppropriate medical documention is necessary. This cannot be provided by a "school trainer". An ER visit as soon as possible is in order where a differential diagnosis can quickly be made. The needle insertion is relatively painless, but the needle looks large and intimidatimg. Look the other way. Rest and a brace may be in order as well as refraining from  firther athletic activities. In terms of ther miniscus a decision must be made as to whether there is a partial tear or a full tear in the tissue. The MRI is usually used for this purpose. You must begin proper medical documention of this injury immediately (and, as I stated, the school eats the bill). Often such injuries respond to partial immobilization and rest, but not always. There is a window of opportunity for treatment, which is why a professional evaluation is required ASAP.
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Will do thank you so much.
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