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A 24-year-old member asked:

what are some natural ways to make my knee swelling go down?

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Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Ice: Icing and elevating are commonly recommended to decrease swelling. Usually 20-30 minutes on (make sure there is something between your skin and the ice pack) can be repeated a few times a day until the swelling resolves.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Rest compression ice: Decreasing activity (especially the ones that cause swelling, rest, ice, compression (ace wrap) and nsaids are all reasonable ways to help treat knee swelling. To figure out why your knee is swelling, an examination, x-rays, and perhaps an MRI are often needed.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I naturally reduce knee swelling?

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Dr. William Dailey
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Swollen knee: The best way is to rest it and apply ice... Get it checked if it is hot, painful or red.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can cause knee swelling for years?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Many things: Any of the forms of arthritis, gout, meniscus tear, instability, pseudogout.........Many others.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I make knee swelling go away?

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Dr. Howard Luks
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Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Knee swelling occurs because of something going on in your knee. So , you need to treat the cause of the swelling. Typical causes include arthritis, cartilage tears, lyme disase, etc... Best of luck
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 42 years experience
Swelling of the knee needs to be elevated above the heart. Obviously you need to find the cause, but it's not going to go down without elevation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How often should you put ice on your knee for swelling?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
20: 20-30 minutes at a time, 3 to 4 times per day.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are "natural" ways to make my knee swelling go down?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many: "natural" remedies (i assume you are referring to non-medication, non-surgical means) for knee swelling include rest, ice, elevation, an elastic knee brace, physical therapy and massage.

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