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Help with leg pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 17, 2007
  • 05:03 PM

I recently suffered a football injury when i took a knock on the side of my leg (around my knee)

about 10 seconds later i instantly had a big lump / swelling appear on my outer thigh.

I was unable to bend my leg.

It is now two weeks later and the swelling has gone down but there is a really bad pain that i can only really describe as an aching pain!

It doesnt feel that it is getting any better, if anything it feels worse.


Any idea what this could be or any soluton?

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  • Hi Lee sounds like a pretty bad injury, i don't know if you have seen a doctor if you have not i think you should. Usually when an injury like yours does not heal its due to the fact that there has been significant damage to the many soft tissue structures that surround the knee like ligaments or cartilage, if these do not heal properly (and they usually don't if they have been damaged badly) your knee may never be quite normal again, and as you age it could get worse, sorry if i am bringing you down, is it your knee that is troubling you or is higher up on your thigh, if it is your thigh i am guessing that this could be a haematoma this is when the bone is bumped so hard it leaches out calcium leaving a hard bump on the bone after the swelling goes down if you have this it will slowly get better by itself, you should see a good sports doctor.Good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 11:00 AM
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  • Thanks.the pain is no longer on the knee it is just the thigh muscle, which sends an aching pain throughout my thigh. Should i just leave it and let it heal as it is then?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 00:25 PM
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  • No, see a doctor like your life and future wellness depends on correct treatment at this time in your young life.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 07:38 PM
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  • Someone else has also mentioned that it sounds like haematoma what sort of treatment is needed for this?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 10:15 PM
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  • I agree to see a doc and get some tests done. How is your ROM (range of motion)? Have you tried ice/heat? Is the pain better or worse if you massage the area? Is the area hot to touch? Any redness or swelling? Also consider acupuncture - it is brilliant for all sorts of injuries and pain. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 10:35 PM
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  • I agree to see a doc and get some tests done. How is your ROM (range of motion)? Have you tried ice/heat? Is the pain better or worse if you massage the area? Is the area hot to touch? Any redness or swelling? Also consider acupuncture - it is brilliant for all sorts of injuries and pain. Best wishesDOM I can move it now, but it is worse in the mornings and evenings, like a shooting aching pain. i have tried heat and ice, nothing really helps! the swelling hurts to touh it hard but not in general now, plus its gone down
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2007
    • 00:26 AM
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  • Its probably good that the pain is not in your knee i would still encourage you to see a doctor is the hardness below the muscle on the bone or in the muscle it could be a bad cork do you have a trainer at football who can give you some help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 10:59 AM
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