When To Seek Medical Advice

We would suggest you attend A&E or the walk in centre if you have any of the following:

  • You are unable to put weight on the knee at all
  • Your knee is hot, red & swollen and you feel unwell/ have a fever
  • Your knee looks deformed following an injury
  • There is swelling, numbness or tingling of your calf below the affected knee

Seek further medical advice if:

  • Pain in your knee is severe at rest, even at night
  • Your knee locks or gives way regularly
  • The pain does not start to improve after a few weeks or pain is still severe after a few days of self-care at home
  • You have knee pain and swelling without trauma and significant stiffness of the knee when you wake, which lasts for more than 30 minutes after moving around.

Your Clinician will discuss your symptoms, medical history and examine the knee. They may arrange further tests to help identify the cause. You may be given self-help advice and pain relief medication to help you manage the symptoms.