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Swollen knee and ankle after fall from steps. Used ice, taken ibuprofen. Suggestions for treatment?

Hi I fell down some steps about there weeks ago initially I Had a very swollen knee and ankle I uses Ice and ibuprofen but every day 24 hrs I have severe pain on the outer part just under my knee in the alf and ankle it hurtos when Im sleep it hurts when Im woke when I walk I cannot run ir walk quickly I actually am limping i dont know What to do or what the issue is
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From description , it seems ligament injury over knee and ankle.
If you are able to bear the weight on your limb without much pain then a bone injury is unlikely.
Now after 3 weeks if pain is severe ,I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get theX-ray/ MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.
In the interim,you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

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Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Susheel.B.'s  Response

It more looks like a ligament injury both in Ankle and Knee. Very reason that it was swollen considerbly is sign of ligament injury in knee, if you were able to walk.

I would suggest you to meet a Orthopaedician, prob take an MRI at the earliest.

Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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