Should I apply ice or heat for a knee that is still swollen?
I tripped and fell on my right knee. I applied ice packs right away but it has been a week and my leg is still swollen. Should I apply more ice or heat?
You should call your health care provider and be seen as soon as possible. They may need to do an Xray to be sure you did not fracture your kneecap, as swelling for this long could be a sign that you have something more serious going on.
And just for your infomation, ice is definitely a better choice when trying to reduce swelling. Heat can make swelling and pain worse.
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