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Knee and ankle bent inward after slipping, swollen. Tried icing, x-ray shows no breakage. How to overcome pain ?

7 days ago I was stepping down (right leg) off of a 3ft object & as I stepped down my foot slipped in my shoe & I lost my balance & my knee & ankle bent inward. I heard a bunch of cracks & fell to the floor. Swelling started immediately but very little to no bruising . Applied ice to knee & ankle immediately. I tried to stand on it approximately 30 minuets afterwards & my leg buckled under me. I went to a medical facility and the X-rays show no broken bones. I havent applied any weight & very little pressure. 2 days ago the swelling started to go down. There is very little pain & it wont bend very much. I ve started to stretch my leg bit because of the minimal bending I m only able to do I have major concern.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Hi and thanks for this query.

Recovery is always a progressive process. Be patient and don't expect results over night else this may cause you to be anxious and be unnecessarily aggressive in pursuing medical services. The most important is that the symptoms, swelling, degree of extension should be gradually improving.

Best way to relief yourself of the pains is to limit moving this leg, take some pains medicationss and get some rest. Continuing with Ice packs will provide extra relief, too. Also, you may consider to get some physiotherapy assistance.

I hope you find this useful and informative. If you have more questions, please ask us and we shall gladly provide answers. I wish you good health.
Dr. Ditah, MD.
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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