First things first: I don't like doctors of any kind, and I am extremely uninterested in going to see one. It's all snow and ice here. Anyway, I slipped in the damned stuff, my left leg went out in front of me, and I squirmed trying to prevent my fall from being a bad one, in the process my left foot twisted outwards and my knee with it. I'm not sure what I've done to it, except it's giving me a fair amount of aggro. It's been crap for yonks anyway, since I was tackled on a hard court (aged 11-12) playing football/soccer and basically knee dropped the concrete from about three feet. This slip has just added to its knackeredness. It is noticeably different to my right knee which is fine. The aggro I get is basically it twinges with 'sharp' pain when I move it in a particular way (e.g. bend down, climb or descend stairs, take enormous strides etc). I don't reckon I've broken any bones in there, but perhaps I've strained some sort of important muscle in there. It looks slightly swollen around the actual knee cap (almost as if its filled with gel) and the pain usually emanates below it, or to the sides of the entire knee joint. I was wondering if a knee can heal itself. If I left it, and tried not to over-exert it, would my immune system sort the jip out? I know it's probably a stupid question, but I just wondered and I'm not a doctor. And I don't wish to visit a doctor about this, mostly because I dislike them, but also because it'll probably be a waste of time. I can still get about fine (to work and that) so I just wondered if anyone knows anything about knees, and maybe some sort of ritual I can do to help it feel better... Cheers for help if anyone knows anything about this.