Swollen, red knee. No visible injury but hurts a lot. Hurts more when I wal

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by t2wat, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. t2wat

    t2wat New Member

    Ok so I skateboard and weeks back, while going downhill, I sped up a little too much and so I fell on the road. I had normal skateboard injuries, nothing that I had not seen before and now it is all fine. However, after University today, I felt that my knee was hurting a lot even when only the cloth would touch it. I undressed to check it out and thought that it was because of the pimple. I burst it but the swelling and the redness didn't go away. It hurts more and more when I walk and it looks quite red when I walk around. What is the matter and is it serious?

  2. freida

    freida Active Member

    We are not drs here, so cannot guess or advise.

    However, if it is red and swollen and hurting,
    after this long,
    it is worth having it checked by a dr.

    It might be infected, and need help to get better.

    I don't know what else.

    If it also has any sign of streaks from it, or if it is hot,
    then even more reason to go to a medical facility asap, to get help with it.
    You would not want it to worsen and effect the rest of you. SO I don't know if it is serious or not,
    but it sounds like it is worth having it properly checked.

  3. freida

    freida Active Member

    How's your knee?

    If not improving, is there a university medical clinic to get it checked?

    If it's not better and you are not havving it checked,
    i would , if its got the pimple/blister,
    I'd put warm/hot compresses on it, for a while,
    (warm water on washcloth)
    and then wash it, if it's open at all,
    then dry,
    (bactine, and first aid cream or antibiotic ointment wouldn't hurt)

    and then I'd apply cold/ice pack, to reduce swelling.

    You can put anything cold (a wet washcloth, or bag of frozen veggies) into a plastic baggie, and apply it, for a cold pack.
    Swelling equals pain. Cold reduces swelling.

    But, as I said, if it's still red, swollen and paining when you walk, it would be best to have someone medical check it for you.

    Good luck,

    [This Message was Edited on 03/12/2013]
  4. loveslilacs30

    loveslilacs30 Member

    Go to the Dr. You could have done any one of numerous things to it and only a MD can tell you what and what to do about it.

  5. ameilie73

    ameilie73 Member

    Hi you should go to doctor in case of infection