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Knee pain while lifting heavy boxes. Swollen blue veins. Relief with ice pack. Possible cause?

Hi Today I have been moving house lifting heavy boxes . I felt a pain above my right knee and when I looked at it there was 2 thick blue veins swolen and showing above the skin that I have never seen there before. have put put my leg up and iced it and it has helped stop the swelling and pain. Do you know what has happened? Thanks for your time
Asked On : Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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These are called varicose veins.

They are caused by prolonged standing or heavy weight lifting.

There is nothing to worry about

Elevate your legs while lying down

You can apply elastic bandage or crepe bandage under doctor's guidance

Take analgesic like paracetamol

Best wishes
Take care
Answered: Wed, 11 Jul 2012
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