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Medial Ligament Strain??


Four days ago I was thrown from one of my horses. This horse was pinched severely by the tack so this incident was totally unexpected. I had no time to prepare and fell face first. The L side of my body is severely bruised but most of the impact was on the knee. I already had pain in this knee upon dismount, now the pain is unbearable. I cannot straighten my L leg and can bear only minimal weight. I am using a crutch and a brace. The ER took x-rays and said nothing was broken but offered no further advice. My pain meds are almost gone…the pain is a slight bit improved but swelling on the inside and top of the knee is still present. What should I be doing and should I consult with a professional for further eval, treatment, etc. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.