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2 weeks ago, I slipped on a wet surface in a car park and fell heavily onto my knee. Within 5 minutes it was very swollen and sore, couldn't bend/straighten leg properly. As I had fallen outside a supermarket I was able to get some ice to apply quite soon afterwards.
It was very painful, and caused me to be in tears trying to drive home. Within a week it was much easier to walk on and the swelling and bruising had pretty much gone.
However, I am worried because the skin around the area feels odd- a bit like being numb/altered sensation to touch. It is sore if I press the area, and if I try to kneel on it it feels like being stabbed! Also, it feels like there is something moving small moving about if I rub it with my hand.
Having said that, I can walk on it without much of a problem.
Wondering if it is just badly bruised and will settle down, or if I have done something more serious? Any thoughts? Is it worth a trip to the GP, or am I likely to get a 'rest and it'll settle' response?
Anyone experienced anything similar who can offer advice?
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