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Had hit knee on icy ground. Have numbness, swelling and pain on bending. Suggestions?

I fell off my horse 2 weeks ago and hit my knee on the icy ground. Since then I get a terrible stabbing pain if I kneel on it, have a numb and hard swelling area just below my kneecap and my kneecap also feels like it s got kind of like a dent in it aswell as a half inch pebble on it. Not really bruised and I walk pretty much fine as long as nothing presses against my knee. Something I should check or might it go away on it s own?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
the knee joint is one of the most complex and sensitive jints fo the human body. POst traumatic knee pain which persists after some time or taking simple analgesics or anti inflammatory drugs deserves a proper clinical evaluation.
An x ray of the knee could be important to exclude all possible hiiden fractures or lesions. Special examinations are need for the knee to rule out either bone lesions, lesions of the ligaments or liseions of the knee minisci. I suggest you take an appintment with the orthopedic surgeon or knee specialist fr a proper clinical evaluation. while waiting, an analgesic ot topical anti inflammatiory drugs might be helpful.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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