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Knee injury, swollen knees, get shooting pains from knee to foot. Treatment advice?

Hello . I had a knee injury about a week ago . and my knee is still swollen , and I I keep getting shooting pains / throbbing pains from my knee to my foot or either my knee to my thigh , I have not been to the doctor yet I thought that if I kept it elevated and iced down that I would be fine ,but its still hurts every once in a while
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 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 ligament injury.

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 to rule out any fracture.

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

Answered: Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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