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Can I still play tennis with a bruised knee cap?

Can I still play tennis with a bruised knee cap?

Patellar contusion: Ok to progress as you gain painless range of motion. Consider naaids, open patellar sleeve or lateral support, laser therapy, purified omega, weight control, good quad & ham flexibility, cross training. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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I have a deep muscle pain in my leg just above the knee that hasn't gone away for over a year. I play tennis actively. What could it be?

I have a deep muscle pain in my leg just above the knee that hasn't gone away for over a year.  I play tennis actively.  What could it be?

Many things: Hi Greg, It could be many things. A physical exam by a doctor is the most useful first step, possibly followed by xrays or MRI. If you want to provide more details regarding location, how often the symptoms occur, when they occur, it is possible to speculate more, but your doctor will ask you all of this and be able to give more useful information. That's where I would start. ...Read more

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Swelling below knee cap after fall. Small bruise above the swelling. Knee feels very tight. Do i need to have it checked out or ice and rest it?

Swelling below knee cap after fall. Small bruise above the swelling.  Knee feels very tight.  Do i need to have it checked out or ice and rest it?

If there is any: Fluid or blood in knee joint, yes, you need medical evaluation for sure. If it is just subcutaneous swelling, no. Only way to tell for sure is on physical exam by a doctor. So, yes, you need to have it checked out. ...Read more

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On my right knee at the bottom of knee cap running along the outside of my knee are a series of bruises, ranging in size from pea to dime what happend?

On my right knee at the bottom of knee cap running along the outside of my knee are a series of bruises, ranging in size from pea to dime what happend?

Purpura: Assuming you didn't have an injury that would have caused this unusual pattern of bruising, you may have a condition known as Henoch Schonlein Purpura (HSP), an inflammation of the blood vessels. We don't know what triggers HSP and don't have a specific treatment for it. It usually goes away on its own without ill effects, but, to be safe, you should see a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more