When to See a Doctor for Knee Pain

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It can be difficult for many people to tell when they will need to get help for knee pain. Here are some of the main indications that you should get to your nearest Complete Care facility to get the treatment that will provide the relief you seek.

Difficulty Walking

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While it may seem obvious that you should get to a doctor as fast as possible if your knee pain is so severe you cannot walk properly, but a lot of people will try to “tough it out,” thinking the pain will subside. If you are unable to walk easily, that could be a sign of a serious bone injury. Anything that affects your quality of life needs to be addressed as quickly as possible.

Swelling and Redness

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You should also get medical help if you are noticing any sort of swelling in the knee or you see redness. You should also see a doctor if you notice a feeling of warmth. Any of these symptoms could be an indication that an infection may have set in. Others include chills, nausea and fever.

Persistent Pain

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One of the surest signs that you will need to visit a doctor is knee pain that will not go away after several weeks. If you have tried self-care methods such as over-the-counter medication, ice and rest, and they have not worked, then you may have a torn muscle or cartilage. There is no chance this type of problem will improve without medical attention.

Please do not continue suffering from knee pain. Get to your nearest Complete Care location so you can get the treatment you need.