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Fell & hit knee on edge of metal stairs month ago at first hurt to ice then ok. Now hurts as i sit, stand and go up stairs. From fall or coincidence?

Fell & hit knee on edge of metal stairs  month ago at first hurt to ice then ok. Now hurts as i sit, stand and go up stairs. From fall or coincidence?

Not coincidence: Probably not a coincidence. The only way you will know what is causing the pain is to have the knee examined. I would suggest an orthopedic opinion. ...Read more

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Fell hit knee cap on wooden stair. Not bruised at sight but on left side of knee and hurts down front of leg and throbs at top of foot. Serious?

Fell hit knee cap on wooden stair. Not bruised at sight but on left side of knee and hurts down front of leg and throbs at top of foot. Serious?

Tough to say: It is difficult to tell on the internet. Are you on blood thinners? It is possible you have developed a hematoma or pinched a nerve. Most likely, the pain is referred to your foot and will resolve. If you can't bear weight, can't move your foot or have a loss of sensation see a doctor tonight. ...Read more

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Fell and hit knee on cement. Slight swelling and stiff. Should i get looked at?

Fell and hit knee on cement. Slight swelling and stiff. Should i get looked at?

Yes.: Injury to the knee and stiffness, that is inability to or refusal to bend the knee with swelling could be due to fracture of any of the 4 bones there, bleeding in the joint, meniscus or ligament tear. Or just inflammation. Better have it looks at, get an xr if needed and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Had foot surgery, using knee scooter, hit unseen hole, fell hit my knee hard. Knee has a knot on top of cap, cap moves a bit, is catching on somethin?

Had foot surgery, using knee scooter, hit unseen hole, fell hit my knee hard.  Knee has a knot on top of cap, cap moves a bit, is catching on somethin?

Call ur foot doctor: Your doctor needs to know that you had knee trauma on top of the foot surgery, so they can advise you what to do.The cap is the patella, and it's good that it moves a bit. The knot is from the impact on it form your knee hitting the pavement (hole).If it feels like it's catching on something, it's most likely from the swelling of the cap, that needs to be evaluated by your doctor, and documented. ...Read more

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Fell and hit knee swelled up big. Xray ok. Dr ssaid hemtoma. Now back and hip sore day later. Why?

Fell and hit knee swelled up big. Xray ok. Dr ssaid hemtoma. Now back and hip sore day later. Why?

Back and hip sore: You may have pulled your back after falling and are developing some sciatica or sacroiliac pain which cam make the back area of the hip and buttocks hurt. You shoud get rechecked. ...Read more

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I fell on cement, hit knee. Should i be using heat or just ice?

I fell on cement, hit knee. Should i be using heat or just ice?

Ice first: Generally the first few days we encourage icing to minimize the inflammation. After a few days you can start adding heat to encourage circulation and the healing process. Ice can still be used especially if the knee becomes too inflamed/painful after activity. See a doctor to rule out any fracture or injury to the knee. ...Read more

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My 1 year old fell and hit her knee been very whiny ever since felt knee this morning and its very warm is this a cause for concern/dr visit?

My 1 year old fell and hit her knee been very whiny ever since felt knee this morning and its very warm is this a cause for concern/dr visit?

Yes: If your daughter is limping, or the joint feels warm, it is concerning for injury or infection. I would have her seen today. ...Read more

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I fell and hit my knee around the ACL area I had no pain when I hit it but the next day the whole knee hurt even around the back side it that normal?

I fell and hit my knee around the ACL area I had no pain when I hit it but the next day the whole knee hurt even around the back side it that normal?

Yes. Contusion.: Inflemmtory response to blunt trauma. Apply Ice , Ice and ice. Take Ibuprofen 3/day for a week. Do not exert yourself. This swelling and pain should improve.
If Knee becomes unstable or swelling does not get better in a week, get examined by Ortho. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my knee which is now soft and possibly filled with water or blood. Is this serious? I fell and hit my knee on a dishwasher two weeks ago. It swelled and had minor pain. Now i notice I have a knot the size of a golf ball or smaller and

I have a knot on my knee which is now soft and possibly filled with water or blood.  Is this serious? I fell and hit my knee on a dishwasher two weeks ago.  It swelled and had minor pain.  Now i notice I have a knot the size of a golf ball or smaller and

Hello. : Hello. I can’t diagnose your knee condition. However often times this type of fluid can be due to bursitis. This is swelling of a fat pad. It can become warm, tender and red. If there is also a fever, that can suggest an infected bursa which should be evaluated asap. Cysts can also develop on the knee. This does sound a lot like bursitis. It can be managed by icing and elevating your knee, use of nonsterodial anti-inflammatory medication like motrin, and avoiding activities that increase the pain. If it is not worsening, i would see if your doctor can see you next week. Take care. ...Read more

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Fell and hit my right knee about three weeks ago, since then there's been a moderate burning pain in the inside (medial) side of my right knee.

Fell and hit my right knee about three weeks ago, since then there's been a moderate burning pain in the inside (medial) side of my right knee.

Medial knee pain: May be trauma to tendon though over time should diminish or bone bruise -takes a long time to heal months- or meniscus injury Try motrin or aleve (naproxen) if not allergic and or kinesiotape on the knee f/u with doc ...Read more

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I fell over and hit my knee. It's really swollen and painful to touch. I can't not straight out my leg. The swelling is right under the knee cap?

I fell over and hit my knee. It's really swollen and painful to touch. I can't not straight out my leg. The swelling is right under the knee cap?

Knee cap: This is classic presentation for a . fractured patella. You best get an X-ray which will determine the treatment reccomended . Ice crutches. Limit weight bearing until seen. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee and hit right under my knee. Pain below my knee when i stand but can walk on it?

Acute trauma: To the knee with common symptoms: focal tenderness, effusion, inability to bear weight. Most soft tissue injuries, including internal derangements of the knee, although potentially disabling, do not usually need emergency treatment.
Rec. See your pcp for evaluation, imaging (ct/mri) and treatment. ...Read more

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I have chondromalacia and fell and hit the outside of my knee on Christmas it still hurts all over the front of my knee .what should I do?

I have chondromalacia and fell and hit the outside of my knee on Christmas it still hurts all over the front of my knee .what should I do?

Chondral injury: Falling on your knee can produce a tear of the cartilage or a bruise of the knee cap (patella). If you have chondromalacia, it is even easier to do this. A plain x-ray is not likely to demonstrate very much about the cartilage surface. An MRI can show the cartilage surface with high-resolution. Discuss this with your doctor to determine if imaging is necessary at this time. ...Read more

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About a week ago i fell off a dirt bike hard and directly hit my knee. It is still swollen and i can't bend it back all the way. Is this normal?

About a week ago i fell off a dirt bike hard and directly hit my knee.  It is still swollen and i can't bend it back all the way. Is this normal?

Could have an injury: Hopefully, your injury is a simple strain and bruise but more serious injuries need be excluded. You should see a physician for an exam and probably an x-ray to check for a fracture of your knee cap. You may need an MRI to look for torn ligaments or cartilage. You should not ignore ongoing symptoms as some injuries require surgical repair to have the best outcome. ...Read more

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I fell off my bicycle and hit my knee, I have a large bump, I think it is water on the knee, what should I do?

I fell off my bicycle and hit my knee, I have a large bump, I think it is water on the knee, what should I do?

Ice: Ice and compression if you are unable to weight bear a trip to the emergency room or a visit to your family doctor nay be in order ...Read more

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Stood up from the toilet, fell to my knees and hit my back against the toilet. My back has been hurting for a week. There is no bruising.

Stood up from the toilet, fell to my knees and hit my back against the toilet. My back has been hurting for a week. There is no bruising.

You can bruise : A muscle without there being black and blue discoloration on the skin. Antiinflammatories if not contraindicated can help. Hot showers, stretching and mineral ice may be helpful as well. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I fell off a bike and hit my left side i have a knot on my up left thigh that hurts and i sprained my knee it been 3 wk my knee better but knot hurts?

I fell off a bike and hit my left side i have a knot on my up left thigh that hurts and i sprained my knee it been 3 wk my knee better but knot hurts?

Hematoma: Patty,

This is probably a hematoma, or a blood collection in the thigh. These are caused by trauma, and can take several weeks to resolve completely. The fact that you are not completely better is not unheard of. Elevation and Ice (I prefer bagged frozen peas) should offer relief. If your symptoms worsen or don't improve, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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After falling on my knee cap weeks ago I still have a hard bump where it was hit. Any suggestions?

After falling on my knee cap weeks ago I still have a hard bump where it was hit. Any suggestions?

Probably a: deep bruise, but it could be small fracture. Consult with an orthopedic surgeon, just to be sure that there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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I bruised my left kidney when i fell and hit chair, now my left side feels as if knee pressing into it.Why?

I bruised my left kidney when i fell and hit chair, now my left side feels as if knee pressing into it.Why?

Kidney contusions: Or bruised kidneys can be very painful, and a potentially serious injury. May sure you have good follow up with your physician for this. ...Read more

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Tripped&fell 3 days ago on cement stairs outside&hit my knee really hard.Badly bruised&cant touch. History of knee issues. When to c dr &what could be?

Tripped&fell 3 days ago on cement stairs outside&hit my knee really hard.Badly bruised&cant touch. History of knee issues. When to c dr &what could be?

Bruise: If you can bear weight on that knee then most likely there is no fracture. A bruise is most likely but fracture of patella and sprain or even tear of knee ligaments are possible. Wait for a week and if not getting better see your pcp. ...Read more

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I hit my knee really hard when i fell skating. Now everytime i stretch my knee feels dislodged, but its not swollen or bruised.

I hit my knee really hard when i fell skating. Now everytime i stretch my knee feels dislodged, but its not swollen or bruised.

Damage inside the kn: It is possible to do damage to the ligaments or cartilage inside your knee. If your knee is locking or giving way, it may be necessary to get an mri. ...Read more

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I fell out of bed weeks ago and hit my left knee on the hard floor.Now weeks later the area is tender and the lowr leg is swollen tender and itches?

I fell out of bed  weeks ago and hit my left knee on the hard floor.Now weeks later the area is tender and the lowr leg is  swollen tender and itches?

Blood clot: You need to have the leg examined for a possible deep or superficial vein clot. A ruptured baker's cyst or a knee effusion are other possible causes. It needs an exam and possibly xrays and/or ultrasound to sort this out. ...Read more

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Hi i hit a sign and fell off a bike about a half hour ago and have cramping in my calf and a stiff knee what can I do at home no other information leg was fine before

, : , obviously the cramp and the stiff knee is after the fall, if there is swelling , you should have an orthopedic surgeon evaluate , if there is blood in the joint space , it ought to be drained . Unfortunatelly , computers and human being need to be evaluated by an expert to decide on the proper solutions . On the other hand it may be only a transient post traumatic symptom and you may feel after seen the doctor , you wasted your time and money . But the appropiate thing to do is have the doctor evaluate why is stiff and why you have the cramping. ...Read more

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