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I can put full weight on my leg only when I bend it I get this pinching pain at the back of my knee and lower thigh. Still no swelling. Only been a day since I fell on it. Will it get better over time? What if going to a doctor isn't an option?

I can put full weight on my leg only when I bend it I get this pinching pain at the back of my knee and lower thigh. Still no swelling. Only been a day since I fell on it. Will it get better over time? What if going to a doctor isn't an option?

Ice down- then, heat: Ice it down twice daily until the knee freezes (20-30 minutes). Within next 24-48 hrs. switch from ice to warm compresses. I don't understand why seeing a doctor is "not an option"....usually in every major metropolitan city there is a way to see a doctor even if you have no insurance. You could solicit a private consultation here on this network....very inexpensive compared to private doctor. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Esomeprazole 40 mg Alfacalcidol 0.5 ug tenoxicam 20mg E-Cod plus prescribed for thigh swelling. Doctor says cause is lower spine two bones? cure??

Esomeprazole 40 mg Alfacalcidol 0.5 ug tenoxicam 20mg E-Cod plus prescribed for thigh swelling. Doctor says cause is lower spine two bones? cure??

Ultrasound: Hi Jim, It's hard to know exactly what is going on with limited data and no photograph. Please be sure that your doctor has looked or underlying clot in your deep veins, since sometimes thigh swelling can occur from this serious condition. otherwise, I think reducing inflammation using this combination is a good try. Please followup if the symptoms don't get controlled. ...Read more

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Is thigh swelling symptom of liver problem?

Is thigh swelling symptom of liver problem?

Potentially: People with severe liver problems can retain fluid and have swelling in both legs. If it is just one side, then it is likely unrelated. ...Read more

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Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

It can: Acutely following that injury can cause edema in the thigh. If this an older injury or you are status post reconstruction could be sign of deep vein thrombosis which needs to be evaluated, talk to your orthopedist. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed serratiopeptidase 10mg for thigh swelling. is it effective?what is the normal dose?

My doctor prescribed serratiopeptidase 10mg for thigh swelling. is it effective?what is the normal dose?

Some Quotes for You: Feb 2, 2011: "Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. said it will voluntarily recall an anti-inflammatory drug [serratiopeptidase] touted effective for a variety of conditions...because recent tests have cast doubt on its efficacy even though it has been on the market for 40 years." "...evidence on serratiopeptidase being effective for anything is not based on a firm foundation of clinical trials." Q.E.D. ...Read more

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What would cause upper inner thigh swelling. I am 3 yrs post hip-orif, still in pain walking with 2 canes. ?

What would cause upper inner thigh swelling.  I am 3 yrs post hip-orif, still in pain walking with 2 canes.
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See your surgeon: 3 years post-op orif hip fx. W/ persistent pain and swelling warrants an evaluation by your surgeon.Infection, blood clot , painful hardare or non-union of the fracture could al explain this.Would help to know what u have:tfn, cannulated screws, bipolar, etc?See your ors for an evaluation. ...Read more