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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for swelling in the knee after getting it twisted during a workout

Yesterday, I was at my gym class and twisted my knee oddly where there was a brief discomfort. I continued my workout that included squats. Nothing noticeable aftermy workout. A few hours later as I was sitting at a staff meeting, I noticed significant swelling and stiffnes on the outside of my knee where the IT band starts. I wasn t able to bend the knee to sit but the swelling has subsided somewhat. Still elevating, icing and taking motrin.
Fri, 8 Nov 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
It can be a spring or torn ligament.
Immobilise the limb and apply icepack.
Consult an orthopaedic at the earliest and plan for an MRI scan.
Wishing all the best.
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