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Got diagnosed with cellulitis in my lower leg today and now my kneecap is really bothering me. Could this have spread to my bone or unrelated?

Got diagnosed with cellulitis in my lower leg today and now my kneecap is really bothering me. Could this have spread to my bone or unrelated?

Not likely: It probably didn't spread to the bone but it is possible it spread to the joint. You should have it examined as it's an emergency to have a septic joint. ...Read more

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After blow to kneecap, cannot straighten knee or bear weight? X-rays normal, how to proceed? Other symptoms: blue lower leg, pain on both sides of knee, muscle spasms when aggravating knee

After blow to kneecap, cannot straighten knee or bear weight? X-rays normal, how to proceed? Other symptoms: blue lower leg, pain on both sides of knee, muscle spasms when aggravating knee

MRI: Firstly, make sure you are evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Mri would probably be the best diagnostic test to evaluate your extensor mechanism and surrounding structures if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My friend was lifting my exercise bike and it fell on my lower leg. now my leg is bruised and swollen and painful. can a bike break a leg fi drop on?

My friend was lifting my exercise bike and it fell on my lower leg. now my leg is bruised and swollen and painful. can a bike break a leg fi drop on?

Broken bike or Leg.: Well, anything is possible. Injuries are commonly treated by the RICE technique. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This is for the immediate care. To remove all doubt, an x-ray and professional evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Hello, i burned my foot 6 days ago. Now it looks better, but when i try to walk, veins on my lower leg and foot get swollen and i fell pain? Thanks

Hello, 
i burned my foot 6 days ago. Now it looks better, but when i try to walk, veins on my lower leg and foot get swollen and i fell pain? Thanks

Possible infection: Increased swelling and pain after sustaining a wound may indicate infection see a doctor to make sure this is not the case. Burns are painful injuries, and might alter your walking. ...Read more

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The tendon under my kneecap has been hurting lately the pain goes down to my shin, my knee get swollen and makes my whole leg ache. How to help?

The tendon under my kneecap has been hurting lately the pain goes down to my shin, my knee get swollen  and makes my whole leg ache.  How to help?

Osgood-schlatter: Disease is the name of a knee problem that teenage boys get in just the place you describe. It will cause a swelling and tenderness in the bump below the knee where the big tendon from the knee joins the lower leg. It is made worse with exercise and kneeling. It is not serious and every one grows out of it. Ice, stretching, rest and things like Motrin can help. Check with your parents to see md. ...Read more

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I smashed the car door on my lower leg and it is an open skin bruise. It happened 3 months ago, and is now double the size and is swollen. Any advice?

I smashed the car door on my lower leg and it is an open skin bruise. It happened 3 months ago, and is now double the size and is swollen. Any advice?

Let explain: It is possible you have hematoma (collection of blood) in that area sequence to the injury. Other thought could be having blood clots in the calf. Go and check it out . Good luck. ...Read more