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Yesterday I fell skating and my knee is swollen, painful and bruised. It hurts when I bend it while walking. Is the only thing I can do is ice it?

Yesterday I fell skating and my knee is swollen, painful and bruised. It hurts when I bend it while walking. Is the only thing I can do is ice it?

Ice for 48 hrs.: At a minimum, you have a contusion. RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) is standard first-line treatment. Oral anti-inflammatories like Aleve (naproxen) or Advil will help, but can increase bleeding. If the pain and swelling does not resolve in 1-2 weeks or if there is locking or giving out, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular (inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions (artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...Read more


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I fell yesterday and my right knee is swollen bruised and hot to touch. I can walk on it but is painful?

I fell yesterday and my right knee is swollen bruised and hot to touch. I can walk on it but is painful?

You may: Be describing a sub-patella BURSITIS (also called "housemaid's knee" (from washing floors on the hands and knees a VERY VERY OLD job description!!!!)
In any case a "Hands On" examination is necessary!

Meantime apply ICE and ELEVATE!
Hope this is helpful!
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A mounth ago I fell down on my knee than had swollen and was hurting when I stood up. Now I am hearing sound like 'krıst' from my knee. Is it meniskus?

A mounth ago I fell down on my knee than had swollen and was hurting when I stood up. Now I am hearing sound like 'krıst' from my knee. Is it meniskus?

Torn meniscus: It may be a torn meniscus (cartilage).It can only be diagnosed by doing MRI or a cat scan of the knee after examination by your doctor of an orthopedic doctor. So make an appointment and see what it is. ...Read more

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About a month ago, I fell on my knee. It became severely swollen and bruised. It took about two weeks until the swelling was gone.?

About a month ago, I fell on my knee. It became severely swollen and bruised. It took about two weeks until the swelling was gone.?

Knee contusion: It is not unusual for a fall to cause bruising, swelling and pain which can take days to weeks to resolve. If everything has resolved you should have nothing further to worry about ...Read more

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Fell last night on the stairs my knee is swollen today?

Fell last night on the stairs my knee is swollen today?

Knee injury: Question is-can you walk? If you can't bear any weight on the knee without severe pain you may have a fracture. If this is the case you should see your local doc or orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation with an exam and xrays. ...Read more

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I fell hitting my knee now my leg is swollen and painful?

I fell hitting my knee now my leg is swollen and painful?

Rest, ice, elevate: Rest, ice, and elevation are helpful. If you are having severe pain, severe bruising, can't bear weight, or have a history of breaking bones easily, you should consider getting x-rays to make sure you didn't break your leg. ...Read more

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I fell down on sidewalk and just below the knee towards the left of the knee is swollen and hurts to walk....what should I do?

I fell down on sidewalk and just below the knee towards the left of the knee is swollen and hurts to walk....what should I do?

RICE: Rest Ice Compression Elevation. If pain and swelling don't improve or worsen, visit your primary care or an urgent care.

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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 have no idea what has happened to my knees I fell and they're swollen and sore and I have to limp I've never had a swollenscrape I fell at school and I skidded my knees and I scraped them one knee is swollen the other is extremely sore and I can't put pr

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your problem. However, you described yourself as only skidding and scraping knees as the injury. However, you sustained a number of scrapes including one that is deep. The area is very painful, swollen and tender to the touch. I know that you used iodine and peroxide. However, I am wondering if you may have developed an infection of the skin overlying the knee caps to account for pain this severe. If the area is red, hot, has drainage, there is swelling of the surrounding area, there are red streaks or you have a fever - these are more definitive signs of infection. I don't recommend applying a pressure dressing. With your pain being this severe, it would be prudent to be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi, My daughter, age 5, fell on her knees on paving (yesterday). This morning her left knee is swollen, looks like fluid inside. Applying ice, elevation, rest & Nerufen. Not much pain. Should we continue or see a doctor?

Hi, My daughter, age 5, fell on her knees on paving (yesterday). This morning her left knee is swollen, looks like fluid inside. Applying ice, elevation, rest & Nerufen. Not much pain. Should we continue or see a doctor?

Wait: Hi Willie891. What u r doing appears to be adequate for now. Make sure when the knee is elevated, it’s above the level of the chest, so she has to lie down. Do not apply ice directly to the skin, use it in a towel and for 10-15 minutes every hour. If the swelling persists, it becomes painful or there are any other symptoms like instability, see a doctor. For now, it’s safe to watch and wait ...Read more

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My knee is swollen what do I do?

My knee is swollen what do I do?

Be seen: If it does not respond to simple things like rest, ice, compression, elevation; I would consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen, stiff and painful what's wrong?

My knee is swollen, stiff and painful what's wrong?

Water on knee: Sounds like you have fluid in your knee. It can be from an infection, injury, or arthritis. It should be evaluated asap by your doctor, an orthopedic surgeon, or go to the er. Bloodwork, xrays, and possibly an aspiration may be needed. You also have to worry about lyme disease which can be detected by a blood test. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my knee is swollen for no reason?

Few reasons: There could be a few reason that include infection and gout. See a doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen after exercise. What should I do?

My knee is swollen after exercise. What should I do?

Knee swelling: This is abnormal and means something is wrong with the joint. See a doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen and giving off heat. What should I do?

My knee is swollen and giving off heat. What should I do?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen from scrubbing floors. Has been for two weeks also calf swells can't put weight on it please advise.

My knee is swollen from scrubbing floors. Has been for two weeks also calf swells can't put weight on it please advise.

Housemaid's knee: You have pre pattler bursitis or housemaid' s knee from scrubing floors which can be cured with rest and ice. However, the swelling of your calf may be worrisome. You may have a deep vein thrombosis and I advise you to see a vascular surgeon or go to the er asap. ...Read more

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I had a lateral release july 25th. Now the outside of my knee is swollen and hard. Is this normal? What would cause it?

I had a lateral release july 25th. Now the outside of my knee is swollen and hard. Is this normal? What would cause it?

Get it looked at!: It is not normal for it to be hard (maybe a little swollen). This could be an infection. You should get it looked at as soon as possible- especially if you have a fever or chills. ...Read more