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i hit my knee on a wooden chair and i developed pain and swelling after 2 dayshow long would it take to heal

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
7-10 days: Assuming this is just a contusion (or bruise), you should be well healed within 10 days. If the pain doesn't improve or worsens, seek care with your ... Read More
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Shapiro
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Answer: With a direct blow to your kneecap, there is a possibility that you fractured it. I'd recommend having it x-rayed because if it's broken then you'll n ... Read More
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Knee cap: This is classic presentation for a . fractured patella. You best get an X-ray which will determine the treatment reccomended . Ice crutches. Limit we ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padraic Obma
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get x-rays: It is hard to tell if you may have broken a bone of the knee, injured a ligament, torn cartilage or just caused swelling. Anytime you have a hard time ... Read More
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Probably nothing if you can run, jump, and exercise on it without pain.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes - you need evalu: Yes it can especially if there is a Baker's cyst where the fluid can leak out of the back of the knee and go down the leg. This can be joint fluid ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Tears or rupture of a popliteal cyst secondary to trauma could do it.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Trojian
28 years experience Sports Medicine
Many reasons: If the knee swells and you are unable to bear weight then you should see a doctor that can evaluate you like a sports medicine or orthopedist. The l ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee injury: Keep track of what activities or movements bother your knee. You should avoid these. You should also focus on keeping the quadricep muscles strong to ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Knee Bruising: When your knee gets sprained, the swelling and bruising is pulled downward by gravity into the ankles and toes. The more the swelling in the feet and ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Any pain? Injury?: So your L ankle is swollen. We need to know if you injured it or not. And whether it hurts or not. Is it just the ankle that's swollen or perhaps your ... Read More

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