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I fell full length onto a tiled floor in 2008 and badly bruised both knees. No problems until 4 yrs later when same thing happened. On both occasions left knee was the worst affected but both cleared up. The second time only the left knee cleared up, not the right one. After a few months the right one was giving me pain and was still swollen. Dr sent me for an Xray which revealed osteoarthritis in lower left knee and told me to take painkillers when necessary. To try and prevent it getting worse I took up walking and now 2 years have no pain although the swelling is still there. It is usually stiff in the morning but otherwise not a problem. Will this inevitably become worse over time or is the walking keeping it at bay?
I know osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear/age etc, and I am 71, but I feel this was a direct result of the fall. I tripped over the dog onto a tiled floor and the second time over a hosepipe onto a concrete surface!
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