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1(1/2)months knee weakness, now not bad but knee swollen for 5 days and 2 of them i've tried taking care of it. not much money to see doctor, advice?

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Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Probable strain

would take advil (ibuprofen) three times a day a negative lyme disease test would be helpful to know a negative STD screen would be good also elevate leg while sleeping or resting with support behind it wrap it with a wet towel and apply heating pad over it use a wide ace wrap to help with the swelling if you need to use a walking stick, do that if it doesn't get better in a few days, you should see a doc

In brief: Probable strain

would take advil (ibuprofen) three times a day a negative lyme disease test would be helpful to know a negative STD screen would be good also elevate leg while sleeping or resting with support behind it wrap it with a wet towel and apply heating pad over it use a wide ace wrap to help with the swelling if you need to use a walking stick, do that if it doesn't get better in a few days, you should see a doc
Dr. Henry Jacobs
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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine

In brief: Aware of cause?

Did you injure it 4 months ago? Unfortunately, it may be tough to treat adequately without identifying what the exact problem is which you would need at least a doc exam for and even better some imaging, but I know you mentioned that may be tough due to $$.
Have you tried icing it regularly and using a compressive brace?Also ibuprofen up to 800mg every 8 hours or 2 naproxen every 12 hours can help

In brief: Aware of cause?

Did you injure it 4 months ago? Unfortunately, it may be tough to treat adequately without identifying what the exact problem is which you would need at least a doc exam for and even better some imaging, but I know you mentioned that may be tough due to $$.
Have you tried icing it regularly and using a compressive brace?Also ibuprofen up to 800mg every 8 hours or 2 naproxen every 12 hours can help
Dr. Natalie Sieb
Dr. Natalie Sieb
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