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i fell and my knee is swollen

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Gerbino
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ice for 48 hrs.: At a minimum, you have a contusion. RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) is standard first-line treatment. Oral anti-inflammatories like Aleve (na ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You may: be describing a sub-patella BURSITIS (also called "housemaid's knee" (from washing floors on the hands and knees a VERY VERY OLD job description!!!!) ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
See a a doctor: You need to let a doctor check you.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee injury: Question is-can you walk? If you can't bear any weight on the knee without severe pain you may have a fracture. If this is the case you should see you ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
Rest, ice, elevate: Rest, ice, and elevation are helpful. If you are having severe pain, severe bruising, can't bear weight, or have a history of breaking bones easily, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
? hematoma: Sounds like a hematoma due to the injury it could get better on it's own but if it does not improve rapidly then it would be best to seek medical at ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Knee
63 years experience General Practice
Get xray, ice to ank: you probably sprained your ankle but to be sure that nothing more serious is wrong you should have the ankle and foot x-rayed. In the meantime apply ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated: If the knee is not getting better, have it evaluated by an orthopedist. You need to rule out tears.
A male asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a physician: Significant knee injuries can cause calf and foot swelling and bruising. I would see a medical provider to make sure you have not developed a blood cl ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Plan. : I can not tell you exactly how dangerous is it. But can help yourself : put the ice on swollen and bruised area for few hours. Check your movements: ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
36 years experience Internal Medicine
See your MD Now: Seems you are developing infection on your leg -celulitis see your PMD ASAP for evaluation and antibiotic treatment. Do not delay
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Ice, elevate and: Rest it. If not better see your doctor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Ice, elevation: First, get ice on it for 15 min every 3-4 hours. Also you can wrap it with a compression band like an ace wrap, and elevate it above the level of your ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Help!: Sounds like sequelae of original injury with secondary arthritis, knee cap nonalignment, and /or shin splints.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Chain chain chain.: The hip bone is connected to the knee bone and the knee bone is connected to the ankle bone. The ankle bone is connected to the toe bone and that is w ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvira Callahan
27 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
You must go to ED : P. Must go to ER for X-rays. You may also need an MRI
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Se orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee poplitea ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Foot: Check out the link below, Ottawa foot rules http://www.mdcalc.com/ottawa-ankle-rule/ Basically if you can stand and bear weight the foot is unlikely b ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Probably strained : Probably strained a muscle in your back and twisted your ankle when you fell. Usually these injuries happen so quick that we aren't even aware of the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
DON'T UNDERTREAT: 40% of TREATED ankle sprains have lingering problems. People tend to blow it off, saying "it's only a sprain." If I remember, a world class tennis pla ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Rest: Ice, compression, elevation, an antiinflammatory if not contraindicated. If very swollen consider crutches, a walking boot if you can't crutch walk. C ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Sprain vs break: It sounds like you may have sprained or fractured your ankle. You should see your doc for an evaluation, which might include x-rays. Unless surgery in ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: Landing from a height puts excess stress through the knee. It could be as straight forward as a knee sprain or contusion but could also include ligame ... Read More
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