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Did I sprain my knee or tear a ligiment??

Patient: I fell and hit my knee cap on my door frame. What kind of damage could I have done to my knee? Its weak and painful at times to walk and its been about 3 weeks since the fall

 

 

Symptoms: Painful knee, knee cap hurts, back of knee feels weak, innner right knee is sore

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.I have gone through your question and I feel that you have a soft tissue injury. In you r case, I think that you have injured the knee which is causing the pain and the swelling.Here are is a therapy you can try to help you:Rest the knee. Avoid walking too muchIce the are for 15 minutes every hour 5 times a dayCompress the knee by using a crepe bandage or a knee sleeveElevate the knee to allow blood to get back to the heartAlso, take tablet Paracetamol to help reduce the swelling.This should help in 5 days. All the best and wish you a speedy recovery.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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