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I had a knee injury on monday and today my lower leg and foot are extremely bruised and swollen. What to do?

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Dr. Padraic Obma
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: See a physician

Significant knee injuries can cause calf and foot swelling and bruising.
I would see a medical provider to make sure you have not developed a blood clot in your calf. Make sure to elevate leg, ice knee and do ankle pumps frequently to reduce swelling. Assuming there isn't a blood clot, X-rays to rule out a fracture will be needed. An exam can be done and probably MRI to look for ligament damage.

In brief: See a physician

Significant knee injuries can cause calf and foot swelling and bruising.
I would see a medical provider to make sure you have not developed a blood clot in your calf. Make sure to elevate leg, ice knee and do ankle pumps frequently to reduce swelling. Assuming there isn't a blood clot, X-rays to rule out a fracture will be needed. An exam can be done and probably MRI to look for ligament damage.
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