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How can I reduce pain from accidentally injuring my knee with a trenching shovel?

about 5 years ago I accidently dug a trenching shovel into my knee and ever since its occasionally given out and given a shock of pain when I run, go up stairs or put pressure on it but recently its been getting more frequent and is sometimes painful for longer periods of time for seemingly no reason. is this something I should be concerned about and if yes what should I do
Thu, 8 Aug 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

The symptoms seem to be related to the injury.

I suggest using anti-inflammatory medications such as Acetaminophen to relieve the symptoms.

I also recommend using anti-inflammatory cream for local application such as Voltaren cream.

Ice compresses can also be helpful in reducing pain.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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