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Knee hurt, swollen, numb after falling. Reason for swelling, numbness?

I fell 5 days ago, and landed on my left knee . It did not break the skin, but now the area underneath my knee is swollen and numb to touch. Every few minutes it also tingles and actually really hurts for about 30-45 seconds, then it goes away for a few more minutes. I fall alot so initially I wasn t too concerned, but since it is numb to touch and actually painful, I thought something more might have happened? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Knee injury leading to swelling is usually occurs due to ligament tear in the joint. Excessive swelling leads to severe pain and sometimes tingling also. U need to get a MRI of the knee to get exact cause of the swelling and consult Orthopaedician as early as possible. By that time, complete bed rest is recommended for you.

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Answered: Sun, 28 Jul 2013
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