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I fell over this morning and can't decide if and when I need to do anything about injuries.

(11 Posts)
barkingdogs Mon 30-Nov-15 11:43:19

God I'm a numpty (hence name changing to a previous alias and not wanting to go into specifics) - basically I fell over this morning and landed full weight onto both knees .

Both my knees hurt and have swollen bits -on one knee the swelling is next to the knee cap on the inner side IYSWIM and on the other it's under the knee cap and around on the outer edge. I can walk OK which makes me think they're probably OK, but it hurts (I'm sitting here with The Sunday Times Wine Club frozen bottle cooler on my knees!)

At the time I didn't realise that I must have also party landed on my hand. It didn't hurt at the time but over the next hour or so I could feel the side of my hand hurting (the side of the hand below the little finger down to the wrist). I can move my fingers and wrist but some things hurt to do.

Part of my concern is that I have poor bone density (osteopenia) so is there a chance that even if nothings broken I could have chipped a bone somewhere?

So at what point do you realise after a fall that you might have done some damage that needs checking out?

specialsubject Mon 30-Nov-15 11:45:38


given your bone problem, I think a trip to minor injuries is probably worth a go.

NoahVale Mon 30-Nov-15 11:45:27

quite soon, how long did it take?

NoahVale Mon 30-Nov-15 11:45:58

a chip is a break though

Neverletmego27 Mon 30-Nov-15 11:51:08

I fell over the other day and my foot swelled up. I left it until the following day and it turns out it was fractured. Get yourself to minor injuries, given your bone problem, they'll be happy to see you flowers

barkingdogs Mon 30-Nov-15 11:51:46

True Noah, although what I meant is I'm pretty sure I haven't had a complete break/fracture anywhere as I can walk and move hand OK. Just more concerned about other possible damage.

NoahVale Mon 30-Nov-15 11:52:40

go to minor injuries, it sounds sensible

CMOTDibbler Mon 30-Nov-15 11:52:35

I'd go for a visit to minor injuries for a check

barkingdogs Mon 30-Nov-15 12:01:04

Oh bugger.

I was convinced you'd all say it'll be fine, you're just a bit bruised (with a severely dented pride!) or could give me a quick way of telling if it was more serious.

Problem is I'm due at work in a bit (today's role isn't a very active one so I'll be sitting for most of it) - shall I go to work and then MIU afterwards? If I was in any serious pain at work I'd be able to go once they got cover (easier to do once I'm there rather than if I phone in now)

NeverLetMeGo -oh you poor thing flowers

CMOTDibbler Mon 30-Nov-15 12:07:22

You should be OK to go to work, just see how you feel. It may be nothing more than bruising - I fell over in a carpark at a customers last year and had to go to MIU as my (stuck together with titanium) hand had gone black with bruising, and though they x rayed everything, then sent me onto the hand specialist for extra checks I hadn't done anything more than lovely bruises on my legs and arm

barkingdogs Mon 30-Nov-15 12:11:34

Ouch CMOTDibbler -those sound like impressive bruises. Obviously the titanium (from a previous injury I presume?) did a sterling job.

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