I have had swelling in my left knee for 4 days now. i woke up friday morning. i couldnt stand let alone walk. i still cant stand. im on crutches. there is bruising on my knee and the pain is getting worse and worse and is spreading to above and below my knee. the swelling is getting bigger too:( i am 20 years old, female. i have not recently fallen, or have done anything physical to cause this. I've went to 2 ERs. the 1st one said to wrap it and go back to life as usual. i lifeguard for a job and told them that it does require standing for long periods of time-30 min. at the most. i told her that even with a brace that i wouldnt be able to stand. and im right, i cant stand even with a brace. and i cant swim because of my knee either so i havent been able to work since saturday:(-and i live by myself-I have bills to pay!!!!! the 2nd ER doc i went to said stay off it and see an orthopedic surgeon-go get an MRI done. i don't have health insurance or any money for a downpayment (im moving this friday to a new a new apartment cuz i HATE where im at now-->im broke) to see a surgeon to get an MRI and find out what's wrong. I haven't talked to my parents for over a year so there no use. I've tried ice, heat, biofreeze, icyhot, a brace, staying off it, 500mg of vicodin 2x a day and 500mg of naprosyn 2x a day. nothing works!!!!!!!!! and it's ******g me off no one can tell me what's wrong. PLEASE HELP!!! WHAT'S WRONG???Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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