Knee Injury (cont.)
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When Should You Call the Doctor?
Emergent medical care should be sought if, due to injury,
Medical care should be considered if a knee injury does not resolve with routine home care, including rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Other symptoms that may suggest the need for medical care include recurrent pain and swelling.
A swollen joint is never normal, and if it is red and warm or if there is an associated fever, more urgent medical attention should be accessed because of the worry of infection being present.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/13/2015
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