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Pain in the knee a week after falling

Patient: I fell down the stairs a week ago. I had immediate pain, but the next day I felt better. I spent the next 3 days waitressing and only found my normal foot pain, no knee pain. Now 7 days after the fall I have pain in my knee when I try to hyperextend it straight. Bending is fine, actually feels good. But having it completely straight and standing is hard. If I walk with bent knees I’m okay, but I can’t have them straight. Does this seem serious or normal to flare up a week after?

 

 

Symptoms: Little swelling, pain while walking and straightening the knee

 

 

Doctor:

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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