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Pain, numbness in lower part of knee due to an accident. What is the treatment?

i got into a jetski accident and my leg swung outward and into the side of the jet ski. i have pain and numbness in the lower part of my knee by my leg and where the joints connect. the swelling has gone down but it has been a few days. i can walk on it but for only short periods before i feel pain. should i see a doctor ?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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thanks for using health care magic.

From the description you have given, its likely
that you had compression of neurovascular
structures that is causing you to have the numb-
ness and feel pains after walking a for a while.

If the symptoms are improving, then its less likely
to be a severe condition that you should really worry
However, a small injury can lead to devastating compli-
cations thus if you could visit a doctor for initial evalua-
tion and for at least an x-ray, you will be better re-
assured on the outcome.

Meanwhile, you could take some pain killers such as
paracetamol and apply ice on the region daily.

Hope this helps you.
Best regards
Dr Achuo
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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