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Hit knee, very painful. No bruise. Should I consult a doctor?

I slammed my knee into a table 3 days ago; it was very painful and I almost went to the ER but I was out of town so I didn t. It still hurts to the touch as well as when I bend it. It is dull and achy when I m just sitting. I have no bruising or inflammation. I feel it would hurt a lot more if I fractured it so I don t think that is the case. My question is... should I see a doctor if I don t think that it is fractured or torn? I can deal with the pain but I am an avid runner and don t want to make things worse. Thanks.
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
You should go for x ray of knee for clarification as you may have hair line fracture of patella and femur/ tibia.
Are you able to bend your knee or there is some sort of restriction of knee movement?
There may be possibilities of ligament torn.
You should consult with orthopedics surgeon.
You should also take pain killers and muscle relaxants for better relief.
Get well soon,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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