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My left knee was hit yesterday next to kneecap while playing basketball. I can bend my knees, run, walk, etc. but it aches a bit?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Contusion

This sounds like a contusion/bruise.
If just a bruise, you should recover within 1-2 weeks. Rest, ice and ibuprofen or naproxen can help reduce symptoms. Return to sports when the pain has resolved and you have no swelling. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes

In brief: Contusion

This sounds like a contusion/bruise.
If just a bruise, you should recover within 1-2 weeks. Rest, ice and ibuprofen or naproxen can help reduce symptoms. Return to sports when the pain has resolved and you have no swelling. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes
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