Patient :Well my knee was been swollen for over a week now and i tried everything ice and rest and elevation and medicine . The swelling seems to be getting worst , and the pain . I have been walking with a limp . I can't put pressure on the knee . so what do i do about this ??
Thanks for consulting. Knee pain with swelling at this age is most commonly due to trauma. Either direct trauma to bony structures or ligament sprain can cause swelling and pain in the knee. As you have tried conservative measures as mentioned above and lapsed over a week days with out significant relief, consult orthopedician and follow his advice. May require MRI of knee to know exactly what is happening. Wish you speedy recovery.
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