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Fell on my knee and now it is numb

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 20 years experience
Numbness: Is not the end of the world, but of course it is not normal. Falling directly on the knee can injury the nerves running below the knee cap as well as... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Knee injury: First you outo get an xray, make sure you don't have a fracture. Swelling in itself may put some pressure on the nerves and give some parasthesias in ... Read More
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Let me try to help: It sound to me you had an injury to the proneal nerve at the level of the knee that cause pain and numbness. Go and check it out with orthopedic surge... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Knee injury ?'s: Falling while skate boarding or ice skating can fracture the patella (knee cap). This is not an emergancy, but ask your primary care physician for an... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Contusion : You have probably a contusion of the patella which is self limiting and will gradually resolve. Good Luck
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Knee injury: A contusion of the knee structures would be likely if you landed on your knee when you fell. Numbness is probably due to bruising of superficial nerve... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Knee trauma: You may have done internal injury to your knee. Please see your doctor so it does not get worse. Peace and good health.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
See an orthopedist: It is hard to know without examining you, and without knowing where you are numb, what is causing your problem. It sounds like you first had an inter... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
You : You probably injured or compressed a nerve (bruise causing compression) when you fell, which in turn is causing the numbness. This should improve as t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Contusion: Normal knee motion is reassuring. You suffered a contusion. Superficial nerves were damaged and may take many months to recover. I recommend that a ph... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Knee contusion: It depends. If you have painless full range of motion, it should be ok. If the damage is more severe, it should be checked first.