A 42-year-old female asked:
i have 7 stitches in my right knee just below my knee cap after falling on a trail run yesterday. swelling/bruising is minimal. can i run today?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Kenneth Cheng answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: The risks of vigorous activity after stitches is having the stitches tear out opening the wound. Better to walk and do gentle stretching. See your doctor for a wound check and if you continue to be concerned.
Answered on Jul 31, 2017
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