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Slight swelling and abrasions in knee after getting hit. Difficulty walking and hiking. Pain in knee cap? How can it be treated?

About a 6 wks ago I lost my footing and about 4 feet onto my knees. The right knee landed hardest on a hard concrete surface There was slight swelling and abrasions but after ice and resting, it was sore but i could walk, hike etc.. The last 2-3 weeks however, if I even brush against it slightly it feels like a burning sensation right under the knee cap and I am immobilized for several minutes with profound pain. There is a red spot that has returned just to the left side of the kneecap and I can feel something rolling beneath my fingertips if I touch there, that is not present on the left kneecap.
Asked On : Sun, 8 Jul 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Health care magic
I am General Physician and additionally jr. to a Cardiologist. I read your problem in detail and wants to help you out. My first advise to you was to consult an orthopedician near you and get your X-ray Knee done.
If it shows normal study than you might be suffering from ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tear of the Knee joint or other soft tissue injury of the knee joint which might needs immobilization for several weeks. As you have explained you are in pain for several minutes while your Knee joint is involved in activity like walking, climbing stairs or even sitting on feets, rotatory movement while brushing etc., you have something wrong with your knee which needs to be investigated.
Consult your doctor and follow his advise.
Get well soon
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Bhatia
Health Care Magic
Answered: Sun, 8 Jul 2012
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