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Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 1 decade ago

injury to leg... have a swollen knot on leg... how long will that last?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Swelling is generally inflammation and often associated with a muscle or tendon strain or sprain. R.I.C.E. is the first modality:

    R=Rest. Refrain from activity which aggravates the condition.

    I=Ice. Applying cold to the area reduces swelling and pain. Never

    more than 10-15 minutes at a time.

    C=Compression. Wrap an elastic bandage around the swollen

    area to contain the swelling as the body absorbs the fluid.

    E=Elevation. Keep the swollen area at about the level of the heart until the swelling starts to dissipate

    If the swelling does not go down within a couple of days, you should see a MD as it could be related to something other than a strain or sprain. Things to consider are a popped muscle which can happen in the calf, or something related to a blood vessel..

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  • 1 decade ago

    Make sure you put ice on it regularly (10 minutes on, 10 minutes off) take some ibuprofen and keep it elevated. It should start to feel better in a day or two the knot should be gone in a week and the bruise a few weeks after that

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would see a doctor. There may be treatments that help, such as massage, or ultrasound and maybe others. Good luck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    abt 5 days with medication

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