The pain of pressure is 4 of 10 and it hurts more the more I bend my knee with weight. The onset of pain was a day after a soccer game and I think I got kicked in the high shin, but no bruise. Worse pain is when jumping, which I won't do again. Again, no pain when sitting at all, even if I'm swinging around in my chair by pushing on the floor. Today is the second day after the game.
I'm a little late to this, but will give your suggestion anyway.if you do have pain like this after participating in sports, apply an ice pack - if you do have an injury like a deep bruise, a sprain, etc., ice is best for the first two days, then alternate heat and ice. You may also want to add some over-the-counter pain meds, possibly some with ibuprofen for the anti-inflammatory qualities. However, if this does not help within 2-3 days or so or if it significantly impacts your ability to function, e.g., walk, make an appointment with your doctor to get checked out.
how's it going now? Has the pain gone away?
Excuse me for asking but did you have a question? We here on healthcentral are not doctors to make a determination as to what type of sports injury you may have.
May I suggest a Neoprene wrap or brace to help support the knee when walking. The heat generated with the wrap may also help with the pain. Although you are not experiencing swelling if the pain is enuff to warrant going to the doc, go ahead. You can bruise without seeing a bruise so keep that in mind. Pretty much if testing does not show damage you will be told to elevate wrap, limit movement and take ibruprofen or tylenol.