The doctor sent me for x-rays, which turned out to be normal except for signs of aging, like arthritis. She also referred me to an orthopedist if the pain doesn't get better. I guess surgery would be necessary if a ligament is torn. So far, it's been getting better except I need to rest it more. I'm back on the cane today, but I must clean the litter pans in the basement and wash some clothes, and the stairs are very painful to negotiate. I may scoot up and down on my fanny. Instead of carrying the laundry basket, I'm going to put the clothes in a large garbage bag so I can throw it if needed. These accidents are a pain in more than one way. It looks like we only got 3 inches of snow overnight, so that's good. I have someone to shovel for me, which I can't do anyway because of my back.