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Should I go to the er

Mar 04, 2018 7:22 AM

I am struggling to walk and I can’t straighten my knee
And if I do in excruciating pain my patella pops (it pops downwards and I have a dent in my knee )
It’s swollen and inflamed
And it’s getting worse

Mar 04, 2018 8:20 AM

It's better to go to doctor who treats you. ER won't be able to do anything long term. Just give you something temporary.

Mar 04, 2018 8:34 AM

Painat12, at your age has your doctor not suggested a soft knee brace? I have the one that has a hinge in it, and a soft slide over the leg one. If I plan on doing my stairs in my house I put one on. And I do water therapy, it works my whole body and soothes at the same time.

Mar 04, 2018 10:04 AM

Go to the ER!

Mar 04, 2018 1:29 PM

If you need to ask you know the answer. Go to the ER. I am not being sarcastic

Mar 07, 2018 10:55 AM

Don’t go. I get this all the time. It doesn’t help. Just more stress

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