I am a runner having bruising and mild pain in the middle of my knee which makes it difficult to bend my knee. Please help.
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Q. How to manage bruising and pain in the middle of the knee?

Answered by  
Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan
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Professional Bio: Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan is an Orthopedician and a Traumatologist specializing in spine health and spine surgery with 13 years of clinical experience. He completed his MBBS at the Terna Medical Colleg... 

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This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 31, 2023
Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

There is bruising and mild pain in the middle of my kneecap that feels uncomfortable and makes it difficult to bend my knee. I am a runner and I participate in track and cross-country events, but I have never dealt with such pain before. When I press the middle of my knee where there is bruising, the mild pain comes back. Could a knee brace help or could you suggest something else? Please help.

Answered by  Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I appreciate that you have chosen icliniq for your medical needs.

Yes, you need to wear a kneecap or an elastocrepe bandage. Apply ice over the area twice daily. I suggest you take the following:

  1. Take a tablet of Etoricoxib 60 mg one during the day and another at night for 10 days after food.
  2. Take a tablet of Rabeprazole 20 mg one during the day and another at night for 10 days before food.

Take these tablets only if you are not allergic to them. Do not take these tablets if you are a known case of bronchial asthma. Kindly follow up immediately in case of any untoward reactions. Avoid doing any activities that cause pain for 10 days.

I wish you healthy and happy times ahead. Do get back if you have any further queries.

Thank you.

“This professional advice provided by me stands subject to the actual examination of the report or image and is based entirely on the inputs provided to me. It should be correlated with clinical findings.”

Probable diagnosis:

The probable diagnosis could be prepatellar bursitis.

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