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Is it common to get arthritis from a knee contusion?

Is it common to get arthritis from a knee contusion?

No: Depends on the degree of trauma but most knee contusions, which are typically bruises of the knee cap do not cause long term arthritic problems. In medicine can never say 100% but not common. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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How do I tell if I have a knee contusion or something worse?

How do I tell if I have a knee contusion or something worse?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I recently fell and have a knee contusion--can i still exercise on the treadmill?

I recently fell and have a knee contusion--can i still exercise on the treadmill?

Knee contusion: It depends. If you have painless full range of motion, it should be ok. If the damage is more severe, it should be checked first. ...Read more

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What can be done about severe knee contusion?

What can be done about severe knee contusion?

See below: Rest and stretching when the swelling goes down. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can somebody give me advice knee contusion pain help please?

Can somebody give me advice knee contusion pain help please?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication as well. Hopefully that will ease your pain. If you don't get better in a week, then see a sports medicine knee specialist to see if there may be structural damage. ...Read more

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I've been on crutches for 15 weeks because of a knee contusion, is it safe for me to be hopping around?

I've been on crutches for 15 weeks because of a knee contusion, is it safe for me to be hopping around?

Confusing: It's not likely that you would need crutches for more than 1 week for a simple contusion. See your orthopedist to re-evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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How long can it take to recover from an ACL sprain and intense knee contusion?

How long can it take to recover from an ACL sprain and intense knee contusion?

ACL/contusion: Acl sprains are a continuum. Minimal sprains may heal in a few weeks, more extensive ones may need reconstruction. A knee contusion should heal in a few weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more