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Posted by: Maureen | 22/03/2019

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Damage to my knee

I came down heavily on my left leg went to a and e was told torn tendon 5 weeks now with pain on walking in the knee at the side. The doctor said it’s arthritis refused to send me for the scan. No pain standing sitting only when walking Please help

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Posted 27/03/2019

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Tendon injuries can take 6-8 weeks to heal. Try anti-inflammatories like Voltaren in the meantime.
If it does not settle, you may need a scan to check the meniscus.

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