Bruising under kneecap....I fell mid November 2011...landed on my left knee and palms.. I thought I had just scraped my kneecap. After a week, I could not kneel on my left knee with out extreme pain. I did go to the Dr a week later and after X-rays, nothing was broken. I can walk and do normal activities without any pain at all.. But still after almost 3 months I cannot kneel on the left. I thought is was getting better. I am 58 . Should I get an MRI, or am I overdoing it by not elevating it and keeping it iced. Thanks My knee itself is ok, I can bend, sit and stand with no problem, the problem is right below the kneecap.