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I Fell And My Knee Is Swollen
I recently fell hard on my knee, and now I have a swell building just below my knee cap. The swell occasionally hurts, and is hardening. What do I do?
? hematoma: Sounds like a hematoma due to the injury it could get better on it's own but if it does not improve rapidly then it would be best to seek medical attention. ...Read more
I fell down some stairs 2 weeks ago and my knee is still swollen and sore. It also hurts to bend my knee. Any tips?
Have it evaluated: If the knee is not getting better, have it evaluated by an orthopedist. You need to rule out tears. ...Read more
I had a knee injury on monday and today my lower leg and foot are extremely bruised and swollen. What to do?
See a physician: Significant knee injuries can cause calf and foot swelling and bruising. I would see a medical provider to make sure you have not developed a blood clot in your calf. Make sure to elevate leg, ice knee and do ankle pumps frequently to reduce swelling. Assuming there isn't a blood clot, X-rays to rule out a fracture will be needed. An exam can be done and probably MRI to look for ligament damage. ...Read more
Plan. : I can not tell you exactly how dangerous is it. But can help yourself : put the ice on swollen and bruised area for few hours. Check your movements: fingers, hand and forearm, shoulders. If it very painful you may be need XRay. Urgent care clinic and ER - your choice. If it will be worse tomorrow you need evaluation. ...Read more
Ice, elevate and: Rest it. If not better see your doctor. ...Read more
Ice, elevation: First, get ice on it for 15 min every 3-4 hours. Also you can wrap it with a compression band like an ace wrap, and elevate it above the level of your heart which you can do lying in a recliner or elevate it on pillows while lying on the couch. You can take 2 aleve (naproxen) or advil for the inflammation. If not improving after 2 days consider evaluation with a physician. ...Read more
I previously broke my knee 14 yrs ago. I am now feeling sharp pains up and down my shin, and my knee is bruised badly and swollen. What do I do?
Chain chain chain.: The hip bone is connected to the knee bone and the knee bone is connected to the ankle bone. The ankle bone is connected to the toe bone and that is why you have the swelling in your ankle. All are inter connected. if one link de-stabilizes, you can expect another link, further down to do the same. The swelling is the bodies way of stabilizing the increased stress to the joint bellow the hurt knee ...Read more
I fell down and hurt my ankle and now can't straighten my foot. It's a little swollen and bruised. What can I do?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I twisted my ankle and now my ankle is really painful and swollen, but also all my leg below my knee is swollen as well and it's been over a day.
Se orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
What is it? I fell down the stairs and now I have swelling, a lump on my foot, bruising and pain.
Foot: Check out the link below, Ottawa foot rules http://www.mdcalc.com/ottawa-ankle-rule/ Basically if you can stand and bear weight the foot is unlikely broken and this is just a bruise. However if you can not bear weight and you have specific pain spots get checked and you likely need a radiograph. ...Read more
I fell off a.Step today and landed on my knees and now my back is hurting, and a little bit of pain in my ankle?
Hi yesterday i feel over in netball and landed on floor on top of my ankle and twisted it since then my ankle is tender, a little swollen, no bruising?
DON'T UNDERTREAT: 40% of TREATED ankle sprains have lingering problems. People tend to blow it off, saying "it's only a sprain." If I remember, a world class tennis player had to withdraw from the French Open because their ankle wasn't getting better, and they get the best care in the world. See a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more
I was playing basketball, and when i jumped i landed on the side of my foot. I heard a crack and hurt my ankle. Now it's swollen and hurts if i moveit?
A landed on my leg while my knee was straight and my knee hurt and the next day hurt but no swelling could I have torn my ACL it was like a 1foot fall?
ACL less likely: With a low energy extended/straight knee injury, it is more likely you sustained a mild knee strain, meniscal tear, and/or a ligament sprain (mcl common, especially if tender over mcl). Without a significant acute effusion, an acute acl injury is less likely. A simple instability exam by your pcp or orthopaedic surgeon will confirm the diagnosis. See md if pain > 10 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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