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how do you get rid of water on the knee?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Treat the cause: First see a doctor for evaluation and a diagnosis as to why the fluid is forming. The underlying cause must be treated for the fluid accumulation to resolve.

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A 73-year-old male asked:

How can I get rid of water on the knee naturally?

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Joint effusion: It sounds like you are talking about a an "effusion" or build up of inflammatory cells and fluid around your knee. The treatment of "water" on your knee varies with the cause. If arthritis is the cause, Acetaminophen or a NSAID may help. Sometimes, your doctor can use a needle to drain this fluid. Rarely, the fluid is secondary to an infection and requires antibiotics. See your doctor.

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