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my knee feels swollen and tight

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee swelling: Effusion comes from synovial irritation, arthritis, connective tissue disease, injury. Hemarthrosis can be from fracture, major ligament or vessel inj ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See an orthopedist: You need to see an orthopedist and have the knee properly evaluated. With a history of trauma meniscal tears are certainly possible. Other issues are ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If it is enough to bother her & interfere with common daily activities she needs to be evaluated. This could be any one of a number of trauma/infe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
See Primary Care: A family doctor can run lab tests for Rhematoid arthritis as well as other infectitious diseases that cause swollen joints. A complete physical and la ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It's possible: But the knees may swell any way from arthritis . Too tight of a sleeve may also compress local soft tissues affecting venous return.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Both: Could be both or new injury. Revisit your orthopod to get right opinion.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nonspecific especially if there is no history of recent injury or sprain. If you obtain no relief after resting the knee, applying c ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Knee brace: Yes get a brace that is more comfortably.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Hard to say: Difficult to say without an exam but without a trauma and given your age, it's likely patelofemoral syndrome. Try ice, over the counter Ibuprofen and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
FIRST,: SEE A DOCTOR FOR AN EXAMINATION, POSS XRAY TO SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS BEFORE YOU CAN FIND A SOLUTION.

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