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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Fluid within joint: Fluid that accumulates within a joint is referred to joint swelling. Swelling causes an increase in pressure within a joint and the pressure sensitive ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Arthritis, injury: Arthritis, injury, many causes; see rheumatologist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Joint swelling: Many diseases may cause this: degenerative arthritis, synovitis, septic joint, superficial infection, tumor, fracture, etc.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: Because yoga can increase flexibility and strengthen muscles, it can help take strain off the joints. Although this does not directly "fix" the joint ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Other way around: Locking of the knee joint is usually caused by a loose or torn cartilage (meniscus) in the knee - so a torn cartilage causes swelling, then the torn p ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Get it looked at: Anytime somithing inside the knee causes irritation, the knee will swell. This is called an effusion. Effusions are not normal in a normal knee. At y ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Juvenile arthritis?: It may be an inflammatory process. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation.
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A male asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience in General Surgery
Arthritis?: Should get your self checked out by a primary care doctor with a referral to rheumorologist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not often if treared: Strep infection may lead to other inflammatory illnesses, including: scarlet fever, an illness characterized by a rash inflammation of the kidney (p ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Perfect Storm: You have just described joint inflammation. This is your body's reaction to some sort of irritation to the joint. (Infection, trauma, the like)
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Ice ice: Ice and more ice around the areas of swelling. Off-load ankle or use a brace to help decrease swelling. The most important part is to find the root ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Get it evaluated.: All of your symptoms suggest a significant inflammatory process. There are several disorders that could cause these issues. See a rheumatologist asap.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many possibilities: There are too many possible causes to give you a reliable answer. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Sometimes: But not very often. If you experience recurrent joint pain or swelling with hives you should see your physician or a board-certified allergist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends.: There many different causes of atraumatic finger swelling. The amount of swelling and duration would help narrow the possibilities. If swelling is s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve tha ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Not all joint swelling is from arthritis. There are many reasons for joint swelling, effusion, or fluid on the knee. First step in treatment is accura ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood clot : this could be a serious condition seek medical help immediately
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Joint swelling, pain, and redness sounds more like arthritis than fibromyalgia. A rheumatologist could help clarify what's going on with you.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes. Need rheumatologic evaluation for more details.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It is normal sequenc: To have bruising from dislocation and some numbness, this due to trauma of the tissue and nerves.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: Possibly.
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Injury: Usually this is caused by either a meniscal tear or injury to the cartilage covering the bones of the knee joint.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Possibly...: It could be. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and discuss treatment options to help relieve your symptoms.
A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Joint pain: You mention a possible bite. Lyme disease can cause joint pain. Please see your doc and make sure to tell him/her about your suspicion that you hav ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
DRUJ?: Arthritis, instability, cartilage problem, synovial inflamation.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Rheumatoid joints: Absolutely. Cortisone injections into joints with inflammation of any cause can be helped . It's more important to get in with a rheumatology speciali ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Injury or arthritis: Injury or some type of arthritis, as well as some types of inflammatory diseases can cause your symptoms. You should see your doctor for an exam and d ... Read More

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