Yes, you should apply ice to it for 20 minutes. More importantly, seek the advice of a medical professional to determine why your knee is swelling so you do not incurr a more serious injury.
Thomas L. Whitten, MD
Specialty: Pain Medicine
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If my knee swells after I run should I ice it?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
How does pineapple help reduce pain?
Howard S. Smith, Pain Medicine, answeredFor years, coaches have recommended pineapple to athletes to help heal sports injuries. The reason is bromelain, the key enzyme in pineapple that helps reduce inflammation. For women with carpal tunnel syndrome, there are some findings that eating pineapple may help to reduce tissue swelling. Likewise, a German study found bromelain enzymes resulted in a statistical reduction of pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, as well as those with rheumatoid arthritis.
How can a psychiatrist or psychologist help me manage my pain?
Many patients who are in pain feel the emotional effects of suffering along with the physical aspects of pain. These may include feelings of anger, sadness, hopelessness or despair. In addition, pain can alter one's personality, disrupt sleep, interfere with work and relationships and often have a profound effect on family members. Support and counseling from a psychiatrist or psychologist, combined with a comprehensive pain treatment program, may be needed to help you manage your condition. These trained professionals also can teach you additional self-help therapies such as relaxation training or biofeedback to relieve pain, lessen muscle spasms and reduce stress.
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