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i ski race and fell about a month ago i jurt my knee so i went to the doctor had an x ray and MRI done and they both showed up with nothing wrong. the pain seems to have gone down some but there is still A LOT of swelling on the inside and the top of the knee. i have tried icing and elevation and it will not help. there is some in the knee and recently im noticing a lot of poping in the hip as well.

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  • Dr. Chris February 9, 2011

    The joint lining may still be inflamed and despite the lack of pain, swelling can persist for long periods of time. Usually this responds to anti-inflammatory drugs but you should speak to your doctor about it. It is difficult to say without knowing the extent of your injuries although it may not have been severe. At very least you did have soft tissue injury. It is also possible the change in gait (the way you walk) after your injury has put additional strain on the joints due to the change in weight distribution. Of course this would usually strain the joints on the opposite side but could account for what you are experiencing now. Go back and see your doctor and if you have not already done so , consult with an orthopedic specialist.

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