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How do i get the swelling down in my knee after sports injury?

3 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Ice: The fastest way is ice, elevation, compression and anti-inflammatories. If you get swelling after an injury, this should be evaluated as it could represent a fracture, ligament spain or meniscus tear.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Ice after sports: The best way to minimized swelling if ice after any workouts or sporting activities. Do not use heat. Ice will decrease the swelling and along with nsaids can help resolve your symptoms in a rapid manner.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Ice.: Apply ice to the affected area, 4-5 times per day, for 20 minutes at a time. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication.

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