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Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 05, 2021 07:15PM
She didn't hit it directly that she remembers. Just an overall body shock, I would call it. It's just showing up after 24 hours. She said she was going to put a heating pad on it but I told her to wait and see if she should put ice on it. Also, I would think she needs to rub something on it and also take some pills. It is moderately swollen.
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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: hal
Date: May 05, 2021 07:19PM
heating pad feels good, but does no good.

Ice for several minutes, remove (maybe heating pad for a moment now), then repeat. Work through range of motion (unless is stopped by extreme pain).

Take any anti inflammatory - motrin is best for me, but not everyone.
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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: August West
Date: May 05, 2021 07:29PM
Ice, whirlpool if possible somehow, constant attention, doting on, and cheering up.



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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 05, 2021 07:38PM
RICE is still the standard.
Rest
Ice
Compression
Elevation Election

Except for my wife… Ice makes it worse. Heat makes it better. No idea why. She’s weird. Which is obvious because she married me.

ed: geesh. posting too much on the other side.



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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: vision63
Date: May 05, 2021 07:44PM
Whoa. Hope she feels better quickly.
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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 05, 2021 07:52PM
She already gave up on the heating pad and wanted ice. Good. She hasn't taken....hold it.... She wants some ibuprofen.
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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: May 05, 2021 07:55PM
I was just about to say ibu. Though interestingly enough, sometimes I find things respond better to plain old aspirin.

Plus ice, keep it immobilized, and also make sure she gets plenty of fluids with electrolytes ... chicken soup is always good.




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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: testcase
Date: May 05, 2021 08:02PM
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cbelt3
RICE is still the standard.
Rest
Ice
Compression
Election

Election. ????????

I'd vote for elevation but that's just me.......
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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 05, 2021 08:08PM
Ice.



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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 05, 2021 08:25PM
What they all said, but add tequila to use with the ice, finish with lime and salt.
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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 05, 2021 08:30PM
Ice, ice, baby.
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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: May 05, 2021 10:07PM
It's woo-woo, but we've gotten amazing results from arnica gel. May be placebo.
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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 06, 2021 12:08AM
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anonymouse1
It's woo-woo, but we've gotten amazing results from arnica gel. May be placebo.

Somebody gave her a tube of that. I'll tell her.
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Posted by: DP
Date: May 06, 2021 06:55AM
Sorry-a little confused... Is this like a porch swing? Was she sitting on it when it cut loose?





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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: davester
Date: May 06, 2021 10:34AM
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anonymouse1
It's woo-woo, but we've gotten amazing results from arnica gel. May be placebo.

Definitely a placebo.



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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 06, 2021 10:44AM
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DP
Sorry-a little confused... Is this like a porch swing? Was she sitting on it when it cut loose?

Yes. She was sitting with her back leaning against one side and her legs stretched out across the seat. Luckily, the end holding her feet is the one that fell.
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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: hal
Date: May 06, 2021 11:16AM
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Dennis S
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DP
Sorry-a little confused... Is this like a porch swing? Was she sitting on it when it cut loose?

Yes. She was sitting with her back leaning against one side and her legs stretched out across the seat. Luckily, the end holding her feet is the one that fell.

yikes! I'm sure that was not fun for an old lady...
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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: Randalls
Date: May 06, 2021 12:45PM
Besides elevation and a pain pill she might try an Epsom salt compress or soak. Old school but cheap and worth it for some.
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Re: Mom's swing fell and her knee is swollen. What home remedy until tomorrow?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 06, 2021 03:16PM
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davester
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anonymouse1
It's woo-woo, but we've gotten amazing results from arnica gel. May be placebo.

Definitely a placebo.

But it won't work if the patient knows!
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