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A male asked:

my left knee was hit yesterday next to kneecap while playing basketball. i can bend my knees, run, walk, etc. but it aches a bit?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Contusion: This sounds like a contusion/bruise. If just a bruise, you should recover within 1-2 weeks. Rest, ice and ibuprofen or naproxen can help reduce symptoms. Return to sports when the pain has resolved and you have no swelling. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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