Re: Hit top of knee hard - now has a lump and cannot bend
Not sure if anyone could give you a definitive diagnosis over the internet, so this is a general first aid reminder for bruises. RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate. If the exercises described by the other poster help you to slowly regain some mobility in the knee, then great! You should also take NSAIDs, like Advil or Aleve, according to bottle directions, to reduce the inflammation, as long as you are not allergic. If the swelling, pain, increase in temperature, etc. do not begin to improve, then you should seek medical attention.
According to the National Institutes of Health, there are a couple of other reasons to seek medical attention for a bruise. Here is a link to information on their .gov website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007213.htm
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