A 50-year-old female asked:
i fell on concrete friday. my right knee is numb. doesn't hurt to walk. swelling is almost gone away. should i see a doctor?
3 doctor answers
Dr. John Goldman answered
55 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe nerve injury: When you fell you may have hit a nerve and injuries it. With initial trauma you should ice for about 36 hours. After that you can use heat. If the numbness persists it would be wise to see your physician
Answered on Jul 10, 2017
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan answered
39 years experience Bariatrics
No: Can see if you continue to improve
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
Dr. Ralf Lukner answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
It's up to you: Our bodies can take a certain amount of trauma and will heal without intervention. If you fall and hurt your knee, but you are able to walk without pain and any swelling or impact site pain is improving, then your body is most likely healing very well its your own. If you are concerned that you have seriously injured yourself in some way, you can always see a doctor if you would like to.
Answered on Jul 15, 2017
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