I fell on my kneecap- iced for the first hour, 20 min at a time... I now have a hardball sized hematoma on the kneecap: I read to put heat on it. CEO I want to heat in the first 72 hours? Will icing increase the swelling? Should I do contrast therapy (heat/ice)? Leg is elevated; kneecap seems intact ....
The first thing you should do is to get an x ray of the knee joint done. You then need to consult a ortho surgeon and get your knee properly examined to look for blood in the joint. So please do not self treat and medicate.
Ice pack is the preferred home remedy. Chances are it will resolve in a few days. watch out for constant throbbing pain or inflammation of surrounding areas indicating clot formation which will need to be removed by a qualified healthcare professional.
Answered: Mon, 12 Mar 2012
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