Rose thorn injury to right knee
Yesterday, whilst digging up a large rose (approx 2.3m), I fell forward and landed on the rose bush. Although a thorn became embedded just below my left eye (part of that has been removed), I didn't think much else of the incident and so washed and cleaned the wound and continued with tending to the garden. 2 hours later and I had severe pain in my right knee. Upon examination, there were 3 small puncture wounds and some redness. By the middle of the night I was in agony, the wound directly over the knee cap had become more red, swollen and incredibly painful; bending the knee was out of the question.
I am aware of the risk of fungal/bacterial infections and would not knowingly put myself in danger but have decided to wait to see if things subside. The redness continues to increase and the pain and loss of mobility are about the same as earlier today.
The pain is in the knee joint, the skin isn't painful to touch.
Does anyone else have any similar experiences?