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Swollen painful knee after injury. Need to get checked immediately?

Hi, I went to a skyrobics class on thursday (Sky zone indoor trampaline place) as I was jumping and came down my knee kind of "buckled" I was able to get back up after a min. I continue for a bit more then sat out then decided I had had enough. Now my lt knee is swollen and hurt. I have been wearing a brace and did ice yesterday. One problem is I am a nurse and worked yesterday & now here today. Should I get it checked out of rest it all day tomorrow??
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The swollen and painful knee that you have could be due to a soft tissue injury or a bone injury. In case there is no sharp pain on weight bearing then a bone injury is not likely. In case pain and swelling increases then get yourself evaluated.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Injury to muscle, ligament and/or joint capsule is common in such situation..
However, an X-ray is necessary to exclude fracture.
MRI will pin point the problem - should be done, if you don't improve..
You have not stated your age, gender, personal habits, family history or co-morbidities
See an orthopaedician

Rest to the part (Splinting if necessary & avoiding weight bearing) is important
Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs like ibuprofen reduce pain & inflammation
Cold compress in first days / later warm compress - help

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 2 May 2013
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