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Knee having purple blotches on vein, painful while bending leg. Is this serious or a kinked nerve?

The back of my husbands left knee has a purple vein-ish blotch on it and he seems to be in quite a bit of pain when he tries to straighten or bend he leg too much. Is this serious or just a kinked nerve or something. This started today and no real action that caused the pain, one minute he was fine the next minute it hurt.
Asked On : Sat, 31 Mar 2012
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It can be knee synovitis or some cartilage damage in knee. I would recommend you to apply ice and take Brufen table for pain relief. If his pain increases then he should get x ray of knee joint to make sure that there is no reduction in knee gap. Also He should avoid squatting and sitting on floor .
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