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Fell, smacked knee, swelling, pain. What should be done?

I fell and smacked my knee on a curb corner with a metal rim on it and though i can walk with little pain and go up and down the stairs i cannot kneel down AT ALL. I tried today (3 days post injury) and fell on my face. Only had swelling the first day and no color of bruising . It throbs most at night and i cant stant to touch it. Wondering if it is just a bad bruis or a fracture . Er waits are crazy here and i dont want to wait ten plus hours for a bruise . What do you think?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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It seems that you might be having patellar injury with some tissue damage.
Give rest to the part.
Avoid climbing staircase for few days.
Apply ice pack 2-3 times a day.
Take some anti-inflammatory medicine.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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