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What do pain and swelling in the knees indicate?

I ve hurt the back of my knee it s swollen front and back very painful and I m not able to walk on that leg. I m using crutches to get around. I also have been icing and put heat on it. it s been 3 weeks and dont seem to be getting any better. what else can I do for it.
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
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Hello,

Kindly get an x-ray of the knee done to know what the pathology is. Without that, we can just treat it as arthritis with some anti-inflammatory agents.

If there was any trivial trauma happened unnoticed then there can be hairline fractures or ligament tear. So kindly get back to us with x-ray knee and with reporting.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Archana
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