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Anti Inflammatory Pill Knee Swelling
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Depends: Knee swelling is a symptom of something wrong inside the knee. A cartilage tear, a ligament tear, gout or other inflammatory processes or even just osteoarthritis can be the cause of the swelling. It is important to figure out the source. A physician trained in orthopedics or sports medicine can do this by your history and then doing an exam and sometimes draining the knee or doing some bloodwork. ...Read more
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
Not necessarily: It depends how long after the surgery... Swelling is usually related to an inflammatory response that could be caused by an infection or a traumatic event, but not always. I need more details to try and determine the cause... ...Read more
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