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Get rid of swollen knee ?

I play in goal for my football team and about 2 weeks ago I had time out my box and make a game saving tackle, since the match my knee gas given me a lot of problems, I haven’t played any sport since as I didn’t want to make it worse but today I thought I’d go training and try it, I couldn’t dive to make any saves and when I did I would be down for a good 2 minutes, it is swelled up on the inside of my leg where the knee is and on the actual knee calf I have huge issues touching it as it really hurts, I need to get this sorted because I have a cup final to play in this week and where playing at Plymouth argues professional pitch it’s a once in a life time chance and I do not want to miss it so please HELP :(

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  • Stephanie says:

    alternate ice and heat for 20 minutes each every night try staying off it for a while but if it doesnt get better see a doctor

    June 2, 2014 at 7:19 pm
  • Maarzaee says:

    keep it elevated and put ice on it for the first day, and then alternate heat and ice for 20 mins, hope it helps!

    June 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm
  • Michelle says:

    Hello, I’m sorry about your knee. Knee injuries can be serious and there’s a lot in the knee that can be hurt and cause pain. What other symptoms do you have if any? The the symptoms of a torn ligament which are a popping noise/feeling when the injury first occurs, pain, swelling that usually occurs within hours of the injury, buckling or giving way sensations in the knee, and excessive motion in the knee. The symptoms of a torn meniscus are pain located on the outer or inner side of the knee, swelling that occurs 2-3 days after the injury but not always, the inability to fully bend or straighten the knee/leg, a buckling or giving out sensation, clicking or popping in the knee, and knee locking. The tear can cause popping or clicking because the torn part can get caught in the joint space. Those are just two common types of knee injuries.

    I highly recommend you see an orthopedist (aka an orthopedic surgeon) (bone and joint doctor). They specialize in this specific area and will provide the most/best help. Skip the family doc or hospital if you can; they won’t do much except maybe xray your knee and then send you home when the xray comes back fine. You could have soft tissue damage. Or if they think your knee needs further evaluation, they’ll refer you to an orthopedist anyway. So, skip that step if you can, and go to an orthopedist.

    Your orthopedist will ask what happened and what symptoms you’re experiecing. He then will examine your knee by palpating (feeling) and maybe doing some “hands-on” tests. These tests just involve bending your knee and moving your leg around in certain ways to check for possible injuries. An example of one of these tests is the Lachman test used to evaluate for ACL tears or the McMurray’s Test used to evaluate for meniscus tears. You can google or YouTube it if you’re interested. You may be sent for an MRI. An MRI will show any damage done to the soft tissues, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. The orthopedist will have a good idea of what’s causing this and then will send you for the MRI if he thinks it’s necessary. You’ll then meet back with your orthopedist to go over your results and discuss the best treatment for what’s wrong.

    I’d give your knee a week if you want to wait, and if it isn’t better, see an orthopedist. They’ll get you answers and help.

    You can also look at this website:

    http://orthopedics.about.com/od/kneesymptoms/p/Knee-Pain-Symptoms.htm

    It describes knee pain and symptoms and the injuries associated with them. Maybe it’ll give you an idea of what’s wrong with your knee.

    Good luck!

    June 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm
  • Jeff says:

    Your health is more important than one game. Maybe if your a senior in high school and it’s your last game. Even then, the knee is not a good joint to screw with.

    Anyways, I would ice it. Brace it if it helps and take a lot of painkillers/ maybe get an injection before the game. That’s not good if you have a real injury since you’ll only make it worse.

    You should see a doctor, get it rested and diagnosed and watch your buddies from the sidelines and play cheerleader for your squad.

    Even if you play at Plymouth your not going to impress anyone, your knees all dinged up. Get better and be smart.

    June 2, 2014 at 9:25 pm

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