posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 02:30 PM
a reply to: nonspecific
Is there swelling, heat, redness? Has the kneecap dislocated? I am thinking its a torn ligament/tendon. Have you had knee issues in the past? Is there
any bulging behind the knee or upper calf?
Take an anti-inflammatory like Advil, aspirin, something that will reduce inflammation (so not Tyelnol which will only block pain). Brace it with a
tensor bandage but not super tight.
And get yourself to get checked now before irreparable damage is done. You don't want it to heal out of place and never be able to use it properly
again. As we age knee issues get worse and worse. And if it's a kneecap out of place or locked then it needs to be put back in place. My kneecap locks
up every now and then and I don't think this is what you have but it slides along a groove and get can popped out of place/locked. It also just gives
out without warning at times (osteoarthritis).
But do the ice/anti-inflammatory and even if you start to feel better see the doctor. One day of miserable emergency room sitting may feel like a
waste of time and you do have better things to do but you don't want to find yourself in this position permanently dependent on the knee's ability
instead of your ability for future.
P.S. Sometimes being in emergency is a blessing in that if it's dire enough they might arrange surgery then and there instead of sending you home to
deal with your doctor and then being put on a waiting list. You'll also get an x-ray in emergency instead of having the hassle of going to your family
doctor and then to a separate place for x-ray.
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