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Knee injury medical in Leon?


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I've injured my knee while favoring a badly blistered foot. My foot is healed but knee has become worse. I'm using transport, not happily but necessary. Will be in Leon soon looking for recommended clinic, Dr. etc to consult there. English a big plus. Any recommendations are appreciated.
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Hello fellow pilgrim,

in July I had to look forward for an english / german speaking clinic and found this (but don't need it, luckily):
Clinica San Francisco, C/ Marques de San Isidro, 11, Leon

As far as I remember, they offer their service in 6 foreign languages and spanish.

Hope that helps. Hope your knee get well.


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If your knee is injured I think you should take a bus from wherever you are and go to Leon and seek medical treatment. Get your injury diagnosed and rest in Leon. If you have time go back to where you took the bus and continue you're camino. The more you walk the greater the potential for greater damage.
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I went to the Clinica San Francisco, and on that day they had no English speaking personnel. They did provide a taxi to the Hospital Regla, near the Cathedral. They did have English speaking staff on hand that day. It was great. May you get as good care as I did!


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I have no medical training whatsoever, so take what I have to say with that in mind. 😊

I had a knee issue which arose during the descent into Zubiri this year, and came on very quickly. As I was sitting with my leg up and ice on my knee at my albergue in Larrasoaña another pilgrim asked me which part of my knee was hurting. I told her that it was the outside of my knee. She suggested that it could be IT band syndrome, which responds very well to stretching, massage and specific exercises. I Googled the condition and found stretches, exercises and self massage techniques which completely resolved the problem within a day or so.

I'm not saying that this is what is causing your knee pain, but it's something to consider.
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