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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Which is the best anti-inflammatory pill that I should take for knee swelling?

Which is the best anti-inflammatory pill that I should take for knee swelling?

Best is what works: There is no such thing as a best anti-inflammatory medication as they are all fairly equal in effectiveness. Best is whatever works and doesn't cause side effects. Consult with your doctor so that he or she can take into account your specific medical history when recommending a medication. ...Read more

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A cortisone shot i was given three weeks ago caused additional swelling in my knee. Ice, rest, anti inflammatory, and pt is not helping. What can i?

A cortisone shot i was given three weeks ago caused additional swelling in my knee. Ice, rest, anti inflammatory, and pt is not helping. What can i?

See doc: There are several possibilities. The two that can cause a significant increase in swelling is infection or a steroid flare. The steroid flare usually only lasts a day or two. You need to call the doctor. ...Read more

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I've had knee swelling and pain since one month and a half I've been taking antiinflamatory and getting rest but still the same?

I've had knee swelling and pain since one month and a half I've been taking antiinflamatory and getting rest but still the same?

See below: You see a doctor as this point if you have already to have imaging, blood work, and possibly having fluid drained from that knee to better determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Knee swelling and pain since two months increasing upon activity no releif with antiinflamatory xray shows no bone deformity?

Knee swelling and pain since two months increasing upon activity no releif with antiinflamatory xray shows no bone deformity?

MRI: Knee pain and swelling can be from a variety of problems. Inflammatory issues such as arthritis, synovitis, tendinitis etc. Can cause pain and swelling. Injuries such as cartilage or ligament tears can also cause pain and swelling. See your doctor and request an MRI as these are all treated differently. ...Read more

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How can I make knee swelling go away?

How can I make knee swelling go away?

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 ...Read more

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Knee swelling' when stand bbutt other way no pain?

Knee swelling'
when stand bbutt other way no pain?

See doctor: Pain when standing usually indicates cartilage damage such as a torn meniscus or more likely wear and tear arthritis (osteoarthritis). The treatment may be very simple such as weight loss, wearing a brace, anti inflammatory medications, etc. I would advise that he get an accurate diagnosis, either from his primary care physician or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...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