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Fall on the knee, slight bruising, pain on bending or climbing stairs. How long will this last?

I fell on my left knee a week swelling but slight external bruising , and some pain walking, but mostly hurts bending or climbing stairs. I saw a doctor at a clinic and he felt that there was no fracture . How long does something like this last, and will I have permanent pain long after? I m quite normal, 6 190 lbs. getting a bit worried that the pain hasn t gotten much better over one week.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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You must have undergone an x ray to rule out fracture. Your doctor must also have examined to rule out any meniscal or collateral ligament injuries.

If there is no damage to the bony and ligamentous supporting structures of the knee and there is only superficial soft tissue injury; the pain should decrease with medication in about a week. But sometmes it may take 3 -4 weeks for it to go off completely.

Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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