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Fall on knee, bruising and swollen, lump above knee, painful, trouble bending

Hopefully you can help... I fell very hard on my knees (right hit hardest) three weeks ago. I did not have any symptoms until the other night. It is now bruising, is swollen, developing a lump above and below the knee, is hot to the touch, and extremely painful from the knee all the way into the arch of my foot . It is constantly throbbing. I am also having trouble bending it.
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Hello there,

Thanks for writing in.

There seems to be some form of active inflammation as evident by swelling,hot to touch and extremely painful knees. I would definitely advise you to visit an orthopedician and get an x-ray of the knees and a complete blood picture. The symptoms you mentioned are on both knees or only on the right knee? It could be due to a meniscus/ligament injury or it could be due to an infection in the joint.Any history of associated fever?

In the meantime, I would advise you to take an over the counter pain relief medication like Brufen after food.Please visit your doctor at the earliest.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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