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Posted by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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I fell at work on Friday..it happened at work, but wasn't a work related injury; it was the end of a prank gone bad.  Anyway, my knee is terribly bruised, and still swollen...and it's so warm to the touch.  

Why is it warm?  That's the part I don't understand. I'll post a pic of my knee taken yesterday.  Disregard the black pug hair in the top corner of the pic!  My pugs shed like crazy!


thanks in advance!

by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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uhhnogirl
by Platinum Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:29 PM
I never would have noticed the pug hair. Lol.
liss7208
by Silver Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:29 PM
Ouch
momtolittleg
by Ruby Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM
Ow ow ow.
DevonD83
by Gold Member on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM
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Lookes bruised to me, if you can walk on it and bear weight I would not think it was broken.. It is warm and swollen because of the injury.. If it were to swell so much you could not bend your leg or put weight on it I would suggest going to an ER but you should be fine until tomorrow to see your primary/reg doctor if you can walk on it

Matka_Kinder
by Tina on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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Inflammation makes it hot to the touch

carterscutie85
by Queen Bee on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:33 PM
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There's more blood flow to that area because it requires more nutrients and oxygen to heal. That's why it feels warm to the touch.

Other bruises and injuries you have had may not have been as bad so that could explain why they may not have always felt warm.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 29, 2014 at 6:36 PM

i think the warmth is a sign of infection.

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