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Right leg hurt while climbing stairs, swelling, redness, no pain. Can it be a fracture?

Rspected Sir Two days ago, my right leg(portion around the knee ) got hurt while climbing down the stairs. It doesn t seem to be very serious case of a fracture . Paining has stopped but swelling has increased. Also I can see some redness in the nearby skin. I am not sure if it the case of fracture. I have not visited doctor yet. If I plan to visit him after 1-2 days then is it a good decision. I have a quiz after 30 minutes for which I will have to walk 300 metres. I am not facing much difficulty or pain in slow walk. I am feeling almost zero pain . Shall I go for the exam or I shall leave it. When shall I contact the doctor. Please guide me. Thanks. Please reply soon. Shubham
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

The fact that you are able to walk without any pain indicates that there is no fracture in the knee joint.

You might have propably suffered a soft tissue contusion which will settle down with Ice packing and with medications like Diclofenac or Tramadol for a few days.

So, you can go for the examination and consult an orthopedic surgeon as early as possible.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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