When is knee pain considered an emergency?

Knee pain may be considered an emergency if you can’t put weight on your knee, feel sick, or have a fever, or if your knee is red and hot. You may have a fracture or infection. Other symptoms that demand emergency evaluation:

  • Unbearable pain
  • Pain that does not improve with rest
  • Pain that wakes you
  • Drainage
  • Large Wounds
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Swelling, if you are on a blood thinner or have a bleeding disorder

To learn more, check out our page on Knee Injuries.