Knee Injury:

  • The knee or leg bones look deformed.
  • The person can’t bear weight on the leg.
  • The pain is extreme.
  • There is immediate swelling, tingling, or numbness below the knee.
Control Swelling:
  • Use the RICE method
  • Rest the knee.
  • Ice the area.
  • Compress with a wrap or elastic sleeve.
  • Elevate the knee as much as possible.
Treat Symptoms:
  • For pain, give painkillers.
When to Call a Doctor:

Make an appointment with a doctor if you still have pain after two weeks of home treatment, if the knee becomes warm, or if you have the fever along with a painful, swollen knee.

Follow Up:

If you seek medical help, the doctor will examine the knee and may do X-rays or other methods of imaging. Medical treatments may include anti-inflammatory drugs, draining fluid, physical therapy, crutches or braces, or surgery.