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Hard object hit hard on knee cap. Swelling down to ankles. Icing will help?

Hello, I am just curious if I might have done more damage think I think. I hit my knee cap ( patella ) on an object earlier extremely hard. I can still walk on it; however there is a lot of swelling all the way down to my ankles. I was just wondering if I should keep icing it or try to get in and see my doctor. I am only concerned because the swelling goes all the way from my knee to my foot and it’s not just in the knee area.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Thanks for posting your query,
If you are able to bear the weight on your limb without much pain then a bone injury is unlikely. You need to continue with rest and ice . Most of the times it is a soft tissue injury but it takes 7-10 days for the pain to subside.
If the pain getting worse , you need an xray to rule out any bony injury . Avoid putting weight and rest well.
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Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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