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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...Read more


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My knee is swollen, with no pain, no injury, or fever.

My knee is swollen, with no pain, no injury, or fever.

Could be: due to some inflammatory reaction to certain movement that you did. Try talking over the counter pain reliever if you are not allergic to them. If not better you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Swollen knee and ankle-- knee clicks when moved and hurts --ankle just swollen -no injury just popped up! any ideas i nhave tried a knee brace and ice--no change

Swollen knee and ankle-- knee clicks when moved and hurts --ankle just swollen -no injury just popped up! any ideas i nhave tried a knee brace and ice--no change

Painful : Painful clicking in a knee usually implies either torn cartilage (meniscus) or uneven and worn cartilage (ie arthritis). There are other inflammatory possibilities as well including gout, synovitis, bursitis, etc. The bottom line is that you really need to have this evaluated and examined by your local physician (primary care or orthopedist) likely with an xray and possibly an mri. If it is only an inflammatory issue (such as an arthritic flare), non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications can be taken (with caution and if not allergic). If this is unsuccessful along with other options including the ice and brace that you have tried, sometimes injections of either cortisone or hyaluronic acid can be considered. However, if there is a mechanical reason for your pain and clicking, such as a meniscus tear, you will likely need minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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What can I take for a swollen knee?

What can I take for a swollen knee?

Aleve (naproxen) or Advil: It depends on the cause of this arthritic inflammation. Has the knee been x rayed? If not get the knee examined and x rayed. In the meantime you can try aleve (naproxen) or advil. ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen knee?

How to treat a swollen knee?

RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury. If these symptoms worsen or persist see your orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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What to do about swollen knee pain?

What to do about swollen knee pain?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments available. ...Read more

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Indications to aspirate a swollen knee?

Indications to aspirate a swollen knee?

Several: 2 most common indications are diagnostic and therapeutic. There are many causes for a knee effusion. Your provider may want to establish a diagnosis to guide treatment recommendations. For example, if you have gouty arthritis, that treatment may differ than that for osteoarthritis. In addition, aspirating a large volume of fluid can make your knee feel better. ...Read more

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How soon do you need to drain a swollen knee?

How much pain r u in: Most swollen joints do not "have" to be drained--it is done to improve mobility and to reduce the large amounts of pain that tend to accompany them. If no pain or other issue, gradual compression could address it. So, depends on pain tolerance and speed of accumulation. Then it's just a needle & you feel so much better! be sure to wrap it after so it doesn't reaccumulate! ...Read more

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Is it safe to be working while having a swollen knee?

Is it safe to be working while having a swollen knee?

Maybe: You need to find out why your knee is swollen first. If your work does not make the swelling or pain worse then it is probably safe. ...Read more

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Swollen knee for 6 weeks. Went do dr. Said bursitis hasnt gone away. Should i go back in? Am 34 female average weight good health just want it gone ib

Swollen knee for 6 weeks. Went do dr. Said bursitis hasnt gone away. Should i go back in? Am 34 female average weight good health just want it gone ib

Need consultation: The swelling has persisted and may indicate internal knee damage. I suggest you see an orthopedist. S/he may well recommend a knee MRl to see what the problem is. Fluid on the joint may or may not be due to internal damage requiring surgery. ...Read more

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I have a swollen knee?

I have a swollen knee?

Then get it examined: There are numerous causes of knee inflammation. See a rheumatologist. X rays and examination of the joint fluid should give you the cause. ...Read more

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How do you make a swollen knee heal?

How do you make a swollen knee heal?

Swollen knee: Try ice and an anti-inflammatory medication. If no relief seek a medical opinion. ...Read more

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How can I recover from a swollen knee?

How can I recover from a swollen knee?

Cause ?: Depends on the cause of the swelling - local bruising ? Whole knee swollen ? Ligament or meniscal damage ? Any X-rays? Scan ? Did you see a doc? Can you provide more info? ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more