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Offline lizg

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Don't know if I should be worried or not
« on: March 27, 2006, 04:08:45 AM »
Thirteen days ago I was in a car accident.  Nothing broken, just alot of brusing.  Both of my knees hit the glove box and were bruised.  I went to the ER and x-rays were taken.  He said that everything was ok.  I am still having pain in both knees (but mainly the left knee) and there is still swelling around the left knee.  Sometimes I feel buring in that area or it feels like pins are being stuck in my knee.  It really hurts to squat down or put any pressure on my knees.  A couple of times, my knee has given way when I stand up. 

I don't know if anything is still wrong or is it just that this will take time to heal.  I'd appreciate any and all help.  Thanks


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Re: Don't know if I should be worried or not
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006, 06:16:44 AM »
Try rest,elevate and ice as much as possible if you're not getting better in a couple of weeks make an appointment with a OS specialized on knees. Bruising can take time to heal and the pins and needle feeling you have can be a reaction of swelling inside.
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Re: Don't know if I should be worried or not
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2006, 03:55:12 PM »
Liz, I was in a car accident 5 yrs ago and my left knee hit the dash. the pain did not go away so I saw an OS ( three actually) . It turns out that when my knee hit the dash, I tore a large chunck of articular cartilage off of my medial femoral chondyle. That is one possibility for you. It could also be a meniscus tear. If it keeps hurting, get it checked out by an OS. An x-ray wont show meniscus or articular cart. damage.
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