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How do you make a swollen knee heal?

How do you make a swollen knee heal?

Swollen knee: Try ice and an anti-inflammatory medication. If no relief seek a medical opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...Read more


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How can I recover from a swollen knee?

How can I recover from a swollen knee?

Cause ?: Depends on the cause of the swelling - local bruising ? Whole knee swollen ? Ligament or meniscal damage ? Any X-rays? Scan ? Did you see a doc? Can you provide more info? ...Read more

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What I can do to relieve a swollen knee?

What I can do to relieve a swollen knee?

RICE therapy: Rest ice, compression, elevation. Then go figure out why the knee is swollen--what is the exact damage--and then you can deal with that appropriately. ...Read more

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How much time till my swollen knee goes away?

How much time till my swollen knee goes away?

Impossible to say: It depends on the cause of the swelling. The list of possible causes is almost endless. Have the knee evaluated. ...Read more

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What to do with a swollen knee that doesn't hurt?

What to do with a swollen knee that doesn't hurt?

Have it evaluated: This may be a sign of an underlying condition such as lyme's disease. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a swollen knee for about 7 months now, what could it be?

What to do if I have had a swollen knee for about 7 months now, what could it be?

Get it evaluated: It needs to be evaluated. It is obviously unlikely to resolve by itself. This is likely an inflammatory arthritis.See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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What to do about swollen knee pain?

What to do about swollen knee pain?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments available. ...Read more

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How soon do you need to drain a swollen knee?

How soon do you need to drain a swollen knee?

How much pain r u in: Most swollen joints do not "have" to be drained--it is done to improve mobility and to reduce the large amounts of pain that tend to accompany them. If no pain or other issue, gradual compression could address it. So, depends on pain tolerance and speed of accumulation. Then it's just a needle & you feel so much better! be sure to wrap it after so it doesn't reaccumulate! ...Read more

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Is it safe to be working while having a swollen knee?

Is it safe to be working while having a swollen knee?

Maybe: You need to find out why your knee is swollen first. If your work does not make the swelling or pain worse then it is probably safe. ...Read more

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Swollen knee warm to touch?

Swollen knee warm to touch?

Be carefull: With two symptoms you have to be careful, it could infection of the joint, or gout or psudogout, acute rheumatoid arthritis. Please check it out. Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more

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Would a circulation booster help a swollen knee?

Would a circulation booster help a swollen knee?

not likely: Having a swollen knee is usually not the result of any changes in circulation to the knee, and so a "circulation booster" would not be anticipated to help with knee swelling. Common causes of knee swelling in a 70 year old include an aggravation of underlying osteoarthritis, a degenerative meniscal tear, an overuse synrome such as pes anserine bursitis, or an inflammatory condition such as gout.. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a swollen knee post tkr?

What is the best remedy for a swollen knee post tkr?

Time: Give the surgery time to heal. If it persists, have the orthopedist evaluate the knee. ...Read more

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I have a swollen knee, how long should I rest for i'm athletic?

I have a swollen knee, how long should I rest for i'm athletic?

See details: The best thing you can do is have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and the best treatment for it. ...Read more

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I recently started experiencing a swollen knee and both feet as well.  can you tell me what could cause this?

I recently started experiencing a swollen knee and both feet as well.  can you tell me what could cause this?

Swollen knee & legs: Swelling in both feet is concerning and may be related to several different causes inlcuding positional changes, activity, heart function and kidney health to name a few. ...Read more

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I have a swollen knee what do I do? just started playing frisbee again after 5months. played 2 straight days from 6-8pm. then my knee swell a little

I have a swollen knee what do I do? just started playing frisbee again after 5months. played 2 straight days from 6-8pm. then my knee swell a little

Most likely injury: If your knee swelling started right after a lot of physical activity, it's very likely that you sustained a minor injury that is causing your knee to swell even if you don't recall it happening. Put ice on it, take NSAIDS (Motrin or naproxen) and if it doesn't start improving after a few days, be sure to see your regular doctor for further evaluation. You may need to see an orthopedic doc. ...Read more

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A week ago I woke to a swollen knee couldn't straighten at all. Very painfull I can straighten my leg a bit bette still painfull & pain down to ankle?

A week ago I woke to a swollen knee couldn't straighten at all. Very painfull I can straighten my leg a bit bette still painfull & pain down to ankle?

Swollen knee: a swollen knee without trauma in a 22 year old female is usually activity related. If you don't remember an injury the three causes for swelling in most cases are 1) irritation around the knee cap 2.) a torn lateral meniscus. 3.) a rheumatologic disorder. A virtual consult would be a helpful next step if it doesn't get better with rest/ice/ Motrin within a couple days. ...Read more

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What can I take for a swollen knee?

Aleve (naproxen) or Advil: It depends on the cause of this arthritic inflammation. Has the knee been x rayed? If not get the knee examined and x rayed. In the meantime you can try aleve (naproxen) or advil. ...Read more

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How much time until my swollen knee goes away?

How much time until my swollen knee goes away?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the swelling. Have the knee evaluated by a rheumatologist or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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