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My knee is swollen and squishy

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Rest, ice, compress: RICE = Rest, Ice, Compression, and elevation (at least level/flat-- on couch). This is the first line of self treatment for a swollen knee. If swellin... Read More
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
See specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist, who could assess your knee. Fluid on the knee is not normal, and the source needs to be determined and treated.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Be seen: If it does not respond to simple things like rest, ice, compression, elevation; I would consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis.

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Dr. Scott Russinoff
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 21 years experience
Water on knee: Sounds like you have fluid in your knee. It can be from an infection, injury, or arthritis. It should be evaluated asap by your doctor, an orthopedi... Read More
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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Knee Pain: This could be a sign of arthritis (arthritis is the degeneration of joint cartilage), tendonitis or meniscus pathology. The meniscus is the “shock abs... Read More
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Knee swelling is the result of an inflammatory arthritis. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Go to the Doctor: Then he needs to go see his physician to figure out what is injured and how to fix it.
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Few reasons: There could be a few reason that include infection and gout. See a doctor and get it checked.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Arthritis!: You need to see a doctor, especially someone in rheumatology. The fluid enlarging the joint needs special analysis. But you defininitely need evaluat... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery 72 years experience
Knee swelling: This is abnormal and means something is wrong with the joint. See a doctor for a workup.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
Orthopedic Surgery 8 years experience
Knee injury: Question is-can you walk? If you can't bear any weight on the knee without severe pain you may have a fracture. If this is the case you should see you... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Go in immediately to have it evaluated. The only reason it would be cold is if circulation was impaired. If so there is a major issue as yet undefine... Read More

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