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Swollen knee
My friend jumped on me and my knee got twisted. Since then swelling is there in the knee. I can walk on the injured leg but due to swelling i cant move it up or down. How the swelling can be reduced.?
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Dr. Biswajit Dutta Baruah
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You have to ice the in knee. Give it adequate rest. Don't walk or run for a few days. Keep the leg elevated on a stool while sitting and on two pillows while lying down. Visit a local doctor who will prescribe pain meds. I cannot prescribe meds as Practo prohibits me from doing so. If pain persists beyond 3 days you need to have it examined by an ortho surgeon. He may order an xray or MRI to arrive at a diagnosis. Good luck!
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