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Getting into my vehicle earlier, I somehow managed to jar my

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Getting into my vehicle earlier, I somehow managed to jar my knee by twisting my foot as it got trapped between the door and seat! I felt imense pain behind the knee and haven't been able to put pressure on my right leg since! So straightening my leg hurts and the pain is on a scale of 9/10 and bending my knee right up put it in more comfort, taking the pain from previous to 0/10. It's been a 5 hours now and have no movement and my knee feels warm. I have a pillow supporting it giving me comfort, I just tried lifting my entire leg up only causing more pain???????
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
It is going to need to be examined.

A torn ligament is typical after this type of injury.
Or damage to the mensiscus.

Right now
Ice it until you can see a doctor within two days.

Use ibuprofen.
Elevate the leg
Use an ace banadage.

Use crutches if you have them.

Take an oral dose of arnica. You can have someone pick this up in any health food store or whole foods store.
Use arnica cream 3 times a day, or as needed.

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