knee pain and swelling what could that be?is it considered serious should i be worried? any tips on how to lessen the pain and swelling?
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Rheumatology 55 years experience
Arthritis : The swelling suggests arthritis there can be many causes depending on your age: infection, crystals like gout or long term inflammatory arthritis you need evaluation.
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Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Many things,: Swelling means you knee is irritated and it has gone into fluid production mode to try to lubricate itself as its only way to deal with irritation. You can have arthritis, a meniscus tear, gout, infection, acl injury, loose piece of cartilage, a tissue inflammation condition like pvns, autoimmune disease, etc. The list is giant. See your doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?
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Dr. Howard Luks answered
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends....: There are medications or other modalities which are used in managing swelling around the knee. Medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) are useful, but you should be aware of the potential side effects of these medications, particularly for extended use. Ice is often your best friend when suffering from swelling around the knee. The best treatment is to treat the cause of the swelling.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
How to solve knee pain and swelling?
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Diagnosis: The first issue is the specific diagnosis. Once that is made, then treatment options can be given. Knee swelling can come from injury, arthritis, or even inflammatory conditions such as gout. Do not hesitate to be seen. Usually an exam and possibly other studies and/ or aspiration will determine the cause.
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Last updated Feb 25, 2013
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