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Knee injury
I have fallen from bike and had a knee injury yesterday. I had immediately visited nearby hospital and had a first aid done. I was advised with a TT and pain killers. Now am unable to bend my knee and feel swollen my legs. After x ray my doctor has informed me that there is no fractures. But pain is unbearable and difficult to walk or sit. Please advise the required steps forward. My doctor is not available in town for few days. Kindly let me if there is any other tests? How to reduce pain and treatment for the same.
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Avoid sitting Cross legged. Avoid Squatting- Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold).
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Rest for a week. Ice and anti inflammatory medicines. Physio after a week or so. If still issues may need mri
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Rest and ice. Physio after 1 week
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Use knee immobiliser for a week
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its a soft tissue damage+can be any muscular pull,go for physiotherapy .
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go for physitherapy..ultrasonic therapy for healing,tens for muscle relaxation and wax therfapy for reducing inflammation/swelling may required . take rest. then the exercises are to be done and very much important.
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at home: give rest to the knee,avoid full weight bearing to the painful or knee weak knee and hot water fomentation and some painkiller gel are temporarily helpful.
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U need to go for MRI knee...till then u need to do cold pack every 3 hrly... I think it's a ligament or meniscus injury...get well soon take care
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U need to visit an Orthopedic immediately
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Do not bend ur knee Do not give weight on the knee...
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Ice the knee, rest the leg and take over the counter pain meds. Apply a crepe bandage if available.
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If the xray was normal, it's likely that you have a ligament injury. Visit an ortho surgeon who can examine the knee and order an MRI scan of the knee joint.
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It's better to take a day or two off from work.
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Hello sir As you said x-ray is normal so chances of meniscal or ligament tear is high but as its a fresh injury with swelling MRI will not detect it properly, you should see a orthopedic doctor for detailed evaluation
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Keep ICING ur knee, avoid continuous standing,  walk with knee brace if you can,  keep your leg little elevated with knee supported
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No weight bearing till the time proper diagnosis is not done.
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