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Knee injury due to fall. Painful to stand straight, hip weakness. How can it heal?

I stepped of a curb wrong and fell hitting the left side of my body against a car and then landing my full weight on my left knee . As a result, I believe I have hyper extended my iliofemoral ligament too far and know walking while standing up straight is no only painful, but my hip joint seems to give out . I don t think I have actually torn the ligament, so what can I do to help it heal?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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It seems the fall have resulted in damage of the tendon or ligament most probably tear of one of it. The better option is to consult orthopedic surgeon and have any x-ray of the traumatic areas for better assessment. meanwhile evoid exertion.

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