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Fort Worth, TX
A 32-year-old female asked:

i hurt my knee about a week ago and now it's red swollen hurts to move certain ways why should i see a doctor

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Paula
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Get checked. : Normally injured joints should not be red and painful after a week. You may have a joint infection or bone or ligament injury. Please get it checked as soon as possible.
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
See doc: Need to have it checked for ligament , meniscus injury etc. See an ortho doc.

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