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Bruised Knee

Hi

last wednesday i fell down only two steps on our stairs and landed on my right knee. only hurt for 10 mins and i thought normal bruise. i then went to footy training, and it was fine and i played through. but later that night it was aching. i think i have bruised it right on the side of the knee cap where you can push in (soft area). at no point in the injury has there been any bruising that is visible, no swelling, no redness, but some pain. it is ok for walking, but you can still tell that their is pain (normal pain from a pushed bruise). i am still able to run down the stairs and run in general, i think i had bruised right on the joint. i havent been taking any painkillers yet. i have had ice on for 15 mins today but it is improving everyday. the main area when you can feel pain is when you tense up your thigh muscle by straightening my leg out fully and tensing.

please could someone help as it has been almost a week and want to know if i should football train with the team? please help someone a expert maybe. thanks in advance.
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547368_tn?1332173665
Hello damien90,

Welocme to MedHelp. You are on the Pain Management Forum. There are no physicians on this forum or true "experts." There are many members that can offer support, information and suggestions.

If you go to the top of this page and click on "Doctors"  and you will find a Don Gibson MD, Urgent Care Physician. You can post your question on his site. I do not know how often or how soon those questions are answered but it's worth a try.

Good luck to you. And take care of that knee. Tuck
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356518_tn?1322267242
I would not chance training at this point as you could have an injury that requires medical treatment. I know you do not want to jeopardize your career in sports so be safe and get an x ray and an expert opinion. The expert forums here are great to be honest they are not going to tell you anything different than Tuckamore or myself has told you because without an actual x ray and actually seeing the knee they will not be able to advise you. Go to the ER or to your Dr and get this taken care of and get an examination and x ray and then start your training.
Be all you can be and make the best of your talents by taking care of yourself! Let us know how your training goes and your games too!
Good luck!
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Avatar_m_tn
While waiting for your dr. appointment, have you taken an x-ray to see if there's noticable damage? In the meantime, there may be a natural remedy for relief; it's helped my torn cartilage and arthritis in my left knee... no pain, no swelling...
Here's my story:
Castor Oil & Pain???
Call it what you wish, Voodoo, Witchcraft, ‘BS’, whatever….but it DID work for me.
Having recently torn the cartilage in my left knee and simultaneously diagnosed ‘with a little arthritis’ in the same, and with swelling behind the knee. My Sport’s Ortho said that the swelling was common with the torn cartilage but should go down in time. I began searching on the Web for a magical pain relief remedy (other than my already supplementation of Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondrotin, Taurine, Collagen, HA, Cats Claw, Bromelain, MSM, etc., etc., etc….all of which I have been taking for years due to 27 yrs of cycling….but at almost 68yo, something had to give). One subject that kept surfacing on the Searches was an old time remedy of Castor Oil. I’m not in terrible pain, but it is a 24/7 aggravation, as anyone who has similar discomforts can attest to. I decided to give it a try; I purchased a package of ladies’ cosmetic, cleansing pads (~3”x4”) and a small bottle of Castor Oil (CO), I placed a pad on a saucer, saturated the pad with CO (not dripping) and popped it into the microwave for about 35 secs.  I, then placed the (105°?) warm pad on my knee; wrapped my kneepad with plastic wrap (to keep the CO from staining the heating pad) and then wrapped a heating pad around the knee and set the temperature to Med. heat. I left it on for about 1 hour and when I removed everything, I did a ‘test walk’…not only was my knee not stiff, and the swelling was 95% GONE…all within the 1 hour treatment!!!!!  I could walk with 100% less discomfort and this was 10x more effective than the Cortisone or three Hydraluronic Acid injections I had received in a two months period. The other nice thing is that you don’t have to throw the saturated pad away; place in a Ziploc bag for the next application and just add a little more CO….
I generally apply this treatment daily, each time the knee feels even better…I know it’s not going to remedy the situation 100%, but has made my life much better..

http://www.diagnose-me.com/treat/T350155.html
http://www.edgarcayce.org/th/tharchiv/therapies/castor1.html

Castor Oil Pack.

Materials Needed:
Castor oil - preferably cold-pressed or expeller-pressed, about 16 - 32 oz.
Flannel cloth - wool flannel is preferred, although cotton may be substituted in the case of wool allergy
Electric heating pad - or hot water bottle.
Plastic – to prevent the CO from staining the heating pad
1.Saturate the flannel cloth with Castor Oil (CO), but not so much that it drips.
2.Place cloth on a plate and heat (in microwave) for about 35 seconds (about 100°-105°, but not to burn skin).
3.Place CO/cloth on body area.
4.Cover with plastic wrap (this keeps the oil from staining the heating pad).
5.Place heating pad … the hotter you can tolerate it, the better…

·Treatment should last at least 1 hour….longer if you have the time…

·This is not a one-time treatment… twice or more per day is beneficial.

·Remember, this is not a pharmaceutical drug, so give it a little time…..

The 'upside' is that there is no chance of any pharmaceutical after effects, such as dizziness, diarrhea, impotency, suicidal tendencies, etc., etc.


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Avatar_m_tn
I forgot to mention that as of yesterday, I rode 713 miles for the month of August, 2008, and never experienced any pain during or after the ride... proof enough for me :-)
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Avatar_m_tn
hi,
i am not old, in fact i am 17, so i dont think i have any major injury as i can sprint but it is just hurting a bit. now i can touch it and massage it with barely any pain now and it seems to be subsiding rather quick. however i will not be doing training as it is now cancelled so i have until next wednesday to assess my position. thanks for your help guys.
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547368_tn?1332173665
You don't have to be old to injury a joint. Indeed I was about your age when I tore my rotator cuff. Yes, your youth allows you to heal quicker but don't risk an injury that could change your life in athletics. We all mean well. Tuck
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Avatar_n_tn
I hit my knee on the corner of a coffee table, right below the knee cap.  A couple of days later I couldn't walk or bend my leg without a lot of pain.  The area is now reddish in color and quite warm to the touch.  Should I be worried?
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547368_tn?1332173665
Hey Evy255,
Welcome to MedHelp. The reason your post got missed is because you added it on to an old post. I would post a question if you would like more responses. But here's what I think.

If it were a simple bruise your knee should not be warm to touch. Is there any swelling in the area? It is difficult to determine just what sort of injury your knee sustained with out more information. The concerning factor is the warmth.

I would apply ice to your knee and keep it immobilized until you are able to see a physician. I think this would be considered an Urgent Care issue and you should be seen asap.

Please let us know how you are doing. I will be looking forward to your update Take care, Tuck
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