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A 37-year-old female asked:

i injured my knee and it has been swollen for 10 days. the past two days ive gotten swelling in my lower leg and foot on the same leg?

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Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Knee injury: You have sustained a significant injury, if the swelling is persisting for this long and progressing to the lower leg and foot. Can be a meniscal or ligament tear or other significant injury. Please see a doctor to get it evaluated further. Ice, anti-inflammatories and knee brace should help.

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