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Old 06-10-2015, 06:51 PM
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I stepped wrong this past Friday and injured / twisted my knee. It has been bothering me since then, and I have been wearing an ace bandage.

Tonight I noticed my calf and ankle/foot were swollen... This normal? Urgent??

Orthopedics appt is Monday...

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Bandage too tight? worse case dvt and need an emergent ultrasound
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Hey, no it's not normal. Could be that you just have the ace wrapped too tight? Or it could be something more. Time being, you definitely need to ice and elevate the knee. Without more details and examination, hard to know anything else. Could be meniscus, could just be sprained. It sounds as if you're up and walking so that's good. I generally lean towards nothing major if you're able to ambulate with only the assistance of an ace wrap, but I haven't examined it either. Regardless, ice, elevate, see MD if doesn't get better.

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Bandage too tight? worse case dvt and need an emergent ultrasound
It was today, and I had my knee bent alot
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Thanks for the replies... Ice on it now and no bandage with it elevated.

I cannot walk that far without the bandage, if I do I get a piercing pain that stops me dead in my tracks...
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What part of your knee hurts? When exactly does it hurt?
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ice and elevate for sure.

I would consider the emergency room.
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Originally Posted by itsslow98 View Post
What part of your knee hurts? When exactly does it hurt?
My left front of knee cap... It hurts when I put weight on it with it slightly bent. I can stand on it fine... Just when it's slightly bent...

Btw the swelling is gone, I will take it easy today and see how it does.

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Do you have any pain in the calf, especially if you point your toes downward? If so call the doctor and tell them as you will probably need to go have it checked out. Those symptoms move you right to the front of the line for treatment.

whoops, your update came in just as my post hit. good luck.
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Originally Posted by txj33p View Post
Do you have any pain in the calf, especially if you point your toes downward? If so call the doctor and tell them as you will probably need to go have it checked out. Those symptoms move you right to the front of the line for treatment. whoops, your update came in just as my post hit. good luck.
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Sounds like you have Neezles and, perhaps, Tolio.
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Sounds like you have Neezles and, perhaps, Tolio.
Tolio. only effects the toes
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Not normal, two recommended ways to go:

1) - See a doctor
2) - Don't see a doctor and hope it goes away by itself without any treatment

I generally (but not always) go with option #2
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
Not normal, two recommended ways to go:

1) - See a doctor
2) - Don't see a doctor and hope it goes away by itself without any treatment

I generally (but not always) go with option #2
I had a similar problem on my left knee 3 years ago... never had the swelling though.. Cortizone shot did wonders.

Ortho appt is monday, hopefully I can make it till then. If not a trip to the ER...

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At least go see your General Practitioner. Why wait another 4 days
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At least go see your General Practitioner. Why wait another 4 days
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It isn't normal. No ace bandage. Ice and heat, alternating each. Take ibuprofen for inflammation. If you need to walk between now and doc appt, go to Walmart and buy a decent knee brace, one with hinges on each side....less restricting than ace bandage and gived more supoort. Only use it when walking. Other times, rest your knee.This comes from my wife who's a 20 year veteran Level 1 Trauma nurse.

I ripped my right ACL back in 91, on the job. Just this past year, it started to give me problems.. cortisone shot helped tremendously. I hope your fix is an easy one. Get well soon.
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If you heard a POP! noise when you twisted your knee, you tore your ACL. Trust me you will know if you did. I tore both left & right knee ACL.

swollen ankle is not normal.
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If you heard a POP! noise when you twisted your knee, you tore your ACL. Trust me you will know if you did. I tore both left & right knee ACL.

swollen ankle is not normal.
Hello, fellow "ACL Tear" survivor.
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The bandage was too tight. Ice, elevate and rest. Go to the E.R. if you have any further foot, ankle and calf swelling (DVT). Your family doctor can rule out fracture and give you pain meds, send you to therapy. A definitive diagnosis can come from an orthopedist. Just because you heard a pop doesn't mean its ACL . Good luck and keep us updated.
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