Should I go to the doctor? *Updated again*
, Dec 27 2012 11:13 AM
13 replies to this topic
Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:13 AM
It's so hot here in Perth and I can't really be bothered, so thought I'd post here. Obviously I won't take medical advice from EB yada yada.
On Christmas Day I was about to hop in to the pool and I stumbled as I put my foot down on the step (just clumsy LOL hadn't even had a drink yet!) and cracked my knee on the step, hard, right on the knee cap. The immediate pain brought tears to my eyes, but the pain settled to only hurting if I touched the knee. Two days later it still hurts a lot to touch the knee cap, to the point where I get woken up if I touch the knee on the bed etc. I can move it OK and it doesn't hurt if I don't touch it, but there's a funny pins-and-needles sensation in the knee when I bend it. No obvious swelling and no bruising.
Would you go to the doc?
Edited by zande, 28 December 2012 - 12:39 PM.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:16 AM
Yep, I would go, though you may be referred on to a physio or something. Knees are useful.
Edited by HerringToMarmalade, 27 December 2012 - 11:17 AM.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:18 AM
DH just called the local medical centre - they said there were 74 people waiting and 3 doctors.
How long do you want to wait?
My non EB sanctioned advice - put some ice on it, put it up and rest, if it hasnt improved in a day or so see the Dr then.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:25 AM
Agree with Chief Pancake Maker - ice, elevate, rest and wait and see. If it gets worse or fails to improve, see a doctor.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:46 AM
You've probably damaged the bursar sac behind your knee (also known as bursitis). You need a GP to confirm if its this, or if you've done somthing spectacularly amazing like cracking your knee cap.
Get to the GP as soon as you can - in the mean time, anti-inflammatories are your friend.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:53 AM
I did a similar thing and burst the sac behind my knee cap. It was so painful! Dr couldn't do anything. It was a matter of rest, ice and anti inflammatories.
I would see your Dr when you can to make sure it's not anything bad but if I was you I wouldn't rush off if I knew that I would have to wait for hours.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:27 PM
I managed to get an appt this evening, the pain was getting worse so I rang my GP just to see if I could get in. He thinks I may have fractured my knee cap, so has referred me for an x-ray first thing tomorrow
Fingers crossed he's wrong!
Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:13 AM
Good luck OP i really hope he is wrong
Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:37 AM
Oh no. I hope he is wrong too. Good luck today!
Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:10 AM
Fingers are crossed for you!
Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:39 PM
Yay, no fracture!!!!! It's actually sorer again today but have put some Voltaren on it and have it strapped up.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:18 PM
Good news. Rest up, I hope you feel better soon
Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:38 PM
Great news. Hope you're back on your feet in next to no time.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:25 PM
That's great news! I hope that it heals quickly.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Get your free tickets to the Sydney The Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27! Register online for your free ticket now!
Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.
The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.
Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.
For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".
She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited well-wishers to see Princess Charlotte outside church in Sandringham on day of her baptism.
Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.
My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person
The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.
Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.
The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.
A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.
Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.
My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.
Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.
This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.
The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.
Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.
It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.
Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.
Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.
Are you a parent, or are you planning to be? Tell us what you think and you'll go in the draw to win a $500 gift card!
From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.
"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."
Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.
When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.
Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.
One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.
Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.
The Studio host Sarah Harris doesn't mind if her first baby is a boy or girl, but she does hope it is born with one thing in particular.
Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.
From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.
While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.
Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.
A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.
Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".
Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.
The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.
More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.
Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.
A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.
It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.
How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?
A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.
Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.
Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.
Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.
The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).
I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.
Are you are parent or planning to be? We want to know what you think - let us know and you'll be in the draw to win a $500 gift card.