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How to treat knee injury?

I banged the top of my kneww 4 days ago with a nail. the pain at the time was awful so I put ice on it. It is still hurting now when I walk or if it is bend for a long time. It is only a mild pain but as I do gymnastics I am a bit worried. How do I know if I have done some damage to it?
Wed, 28 May 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

I have studied your case.

As per your age and history there is possibility of soft tissue injury in knee.
Most commonly meniscus injury occurs.

As per your symptoms you need to do physiotherapy and knee exercises to improve range of motion .
If pain persist then you may need to do MRI again to see for any functional defect.

Small meniscus tear can be managed conservatively with physiotherapy with USG andTENS.
Meniscus injury can be managed by arthroscopic repair,and same day you can go home.
Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
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How to treat knee injury?

Hello, I have studied your case. As per your age and history there is possibility of soft tissue injury in knee. Most commonly meniscus injury occurs. As per your symptoms you need to do physiotherapy and knee exercises to improve range of motion . If pain persist then you may need to do MRI again to see for any functional defect. Small meniscus tear can be managed conservatively with physiotherapy with USG andTENS. Meniscus injury can be managed by arthroscopic repair,and same day you can go home. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care