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Suggest treatment for soft tissue injury in an elderly person

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: My 80 year old mother fell on her knee this morning. It is starting to hurt a lot. What should we do for relief? She took an Aleve and has put cold compresses.
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Beside icing and taking Aleve, elevate the limb.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.

From description it seems to be soft tissue injury .
She need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury.

I suggest he to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. She may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Beside icing and taking Aleve, she can elevate the limb to reduce pain and inflammation.Avoid putting weight and rest well.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care

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Suggest treatment for soft tissue injury in an elderly person

Brief Answer: Beside icing and taking Aleve, elevate the limb. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. From description it seems to be soft tissue injury . She need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury. I suggest he to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. She may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance. Beside icing and taking Aleve, she can elevate the limb to reduce pain and inflammation.Avoid putting weight and rest well. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care