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Knee pain, bruised. Unable to sit or stand appropriately. Why?

I play volleyball and I had a tournament yesterday. I played about 5 matches and was playing all day. When I got home from the tournament (about 1.5 hrs away) I stepped out of the car and my knee ached. It wasn t something I did while I was in the car because I was just sitting. It must have been something I did while in volleyball. Last night, I saw a bruise on the outer edge of my knee. If you look at the side of a knee there are two parts that stick out on the side. they are roundish. The lower of those two is where the bruise is. It hurts to go up and down stairs, and it hurts to squat. But just standing or sitting with no movement is fine. My family is going skiing this Thursday, and I want to be able to ski. What might be wrong with my knee, and will it heal by Thursday?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

From the description, it seems that you have OVERUSE injury of the ligaments and soft tissues of your knee joint owing to your prolonged and sternuous playing.

This could be managed primarily by the following means -

* Rest to the injured part and dont involve in activities which puts additional strain on the injured tissues.
* Ice packing should be applied for about 20 minutes once in every 2 hours.
* Use elastic compression bandage around the swollen area
* Elevation of the limb
* Analgesic & anti inflammatory medications

Honestly speaking, I don't think that you can get back to skiing.

Hope this information is helpful.
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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