December 19, 2010 2:00 AM Subscribe
I have numbness after a nasty fall directly on my right knee. Saw a doc and had x-rays done (pelvis, knee, ankle). Nothing broken. Now my knee, plus half my thigh and half my calf are quite swollen and bruised. How long can I expect the numbness to last?
posted by kathrynm to Health & Fitness (8 answers total)
I slipped on some ice Friday morning (Korean time, it's now Sunday evening) and landed directly on my right knee. Luckily I was right in front of the police station when I fell, double luckily, I was directly across the street from an orthopedic hospital. The officers walked me across the street and the doc did x-rays but nothing is broken. It seems to be all soft tissue. He prescribed three days of anti-inflammatory and pain meds. My knee itself is numb. It's the weirdest feeling.
Long story short, how long can I expect this to last? No, you are not my doctor. No, this isn't medical advice. Yes I'm going back to the doctor, but I am hampered by my horrendous Korean and his less than fluent English.