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Is swelling required for something to tear in the area of the knee? if i can walk but limp the day after an injury, can it be due to bruising or not?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Tears: Significant tears of structures in the knee are usually accompanied by swelling, tenderness and,at times discoloration. However minor tears may have pain only. See an orthopedic surgeon if pain worsens or persists after resting the knee for a week. Applying cold applications intermittently for 48 hours and then switching to heat, taking NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help.

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