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Knee swelling, soreness from knee to ankle, bruising, treatment?

hello i fell on my knee playing football, it swelled a little and was in pain for a while. it still is sore to touch but now my leg from under my knee to my ankle is retaining water it seems. when i push down on my leg it stays down for a good minute. it also has some bruising. any advice on what it could be would be greatful. thank you. this happened 3 weeks ago
Asked On : Thu, 10 May 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

You most probably would have injured the prepatellar bursa. Please get an X-ray done.

Apply ice packs locally twice daily till the swelling subsides. Do not play for a week more. Give adequate rest to your knee.

You shall be fine soon.

Take care.

Answered: Thu, 10 May 2012
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