A 64-year-old female asked:
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what can cause sudden knee pain and slight swelling?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
35 years experience Pain Management
A few thoughts: Joint infection, meniscus injury/tear, ligament injury, developing bursal cyst/bursities, tendon injury/inflammation, overuse, kneeling, foot dysfunction, etc. etc. A proper history and physical, incl. osteopathic exam may find the cause.Other tests may help.Treatment may include prolotherapy, manipulaiton, medications, surgery, etc.
Answered on May 24, 2015
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