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Knee injury, swollen, hurts to walk. What does this mean?

Hi I ran into the corner of a wall with my knee , right on the center of my knee cap. This has happened to me before, it s been painful but the pain has gone away after a short while. This time around it was very painful lasted for a while and noticed it was pinkish and a little swollen, hurting when I began walking and going up the stairs also getting up when I m sitting. As the day has progressed it continues to hurt while doing the above and it has swelled more. What go u think this can mean? Thank u and I await ur response.
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.


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