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A 20-year-old female asked:

Swollen knee for a week. can't squat or bend my knee won't support it. pain. no injury i didn't fall noticed the pain getting off couch week ago?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Hard to say: There are a number of possibilities and usually a detailed exam with appropriate studies can make the diagnosis. Probably the three most common causes of painful swelling in the knee of a 20 year old without i injury would be: an overuse tendinitis around the answering bursa, an inflammatory condition, or an a traumatic internal derangement of the knee. Consider being checked. Thank you.
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
arthritis?: Likely acute arthritis. Rheumatologic evaluation for gout and inflammatory arthritis indicated.
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