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Swelling and pain after injury to the knee. Need medical attention?

Hello i m 19 & When I was cooking earlier I opened the oven door with my foot because i had my hands full and it flew open & the meatel door corner smacked me in the knee wich took a little skin off it really hurt but it was only a little sore but now it has started to swell ( hours after the injury ) and feels like I have a massive bruse on my knee P.s I have been doing dance for 15 years and got told 3-4 tears ago to see a knee specialist dident go because u couldent get there is that bad ?
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Hi Kristy,

Apply ice packs on the injured knee intermittently for 15 -20 minutes 3-4 times a day. Take rest. When lying down, elevate the affected knee on a heap of pillows.A compression wrap on the knee might help. Make sure it is not applied too tight. Take a pain killer like brufen or paracetamol after food 3 times a day. See how you feel in 2 days. If there is no improvement whatsoever, please visit your orthopaedician.

Get well soon.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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