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What causes swelling on the knee joint?

What causes swelling on the knee joint?

Injury or arthritis: Injury or some type of arthritis, as well as some types of inflammatory diseases can cause your symptoms. You should see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Causes of persistent reddish purplish color below the cuticle on left pinky and fingertip next to it, gout like joint pain on right side of body?

Causes of persistent reddish purplish color below the cuticle on left pinky and fingertip next to it, gout like joint pain on right side of body?

Don't suspect gout : Doubt gout it would be unusual at your age and even Hippocrates noted that women don't usually get gout until after menopause. Your physician can evaluate you and have you see a rheumatologist. Arthritis in those joints at your age could suggest something like inflammatory arthritis related to psoriasis, but there are other possible causes also. A full evaluation will help answer your question ...Read more

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What are the causes of finger joint pain and swelling/redness?

What are the causes of finger joint pain and swelling/redness?

A lot of things: This could be from an infection, inflammation or an injury. I would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain on base of patella (not the tendon). What can cause this?

Pain on base of patella (not the tendon). What can cause this?

Tendonitis usually: The attachment of the tendons or ligaments to bone can get inflamed - insertional tendonitis, assuming no fractures on xrays. Usually this results from somewhat tight quadriceps (thigh muscles), and a course of stretching with antiinflammatories helps.If this is not an isolated site of the inflammation, with other places in the body inflamed as well, a rheumatological workup would be in order. ...Read more

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What would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

What would cause a hard callous type of bump, on top of the PIP finger joint?

Callous PIP finger: I would suspect using something like scissors in your work or hobby. Can do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures and we can talk to figure out what it is. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sudden-onset one-sided joint or bone pain?

What are the causes of sudden-onset one-sided joint or bone pain?

Injury would be the : Foremost cause of this problem. Otherwise a fracture of a weakened bone (called pathological fx) due to any cause, like a cyst, which can occur with slightest of an injury (which normally would not cause a fx). Another possibility could be referred pain from the spine. See your orthopod. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the knee?

What causes swelling of the knee?

Arthritis: Arthritis, such as osteoarthritis is the most common cause. There are several other conditions including gout and lymes disease to name a few examples that may cause swelling. See a dr. For an evaluation and get your cause diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes ganglion cysts to develop on the inside of 1st joint of the middle finger?

What causes ganglion cysts to develop on the inside of 1st joint of the middle finger?

A2 pulley: Ganglions can develop at the edge of the a1 or a2 pulley of the flexor tendons. Ganglions are synovial cysts arising from a tear or opening in the tendon sheath. Synovial tissue causes cyst to form and emerge from the tear that results from over use or trauma. ...Read more

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I have a snapping or popping of the tendon on my distal phalanx joint of the left thumb. Most likely overuse of shifting on the bike. Suggestions?

I have a snapping or popping of the tendon on my distal phalanx joint of the left thumb. Most likely overuse of shifting on the bike. Suggestions?

See details: This is a snapping thumb. It will often resolve with a local cortisone injection. Refractory cases require a surgical release. Rarely, it will resolve with treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling/growth on inner aspect of tibia?

What could cause swelling/growth on inner aspect of tibia?

It depends: Any growth or swelling on a bone would concern me. It could be a tumor in case it is growing in size or causing you pain. If it does not settle down in 1-2 weeks, you should show it to you doctor and let him/her examine you. ...Read more

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What causes pain on the bony part of the top wrist, which is sore and painful to the touch? No injury noted & minimum relief from arthritis cream.

What causes pain on the bony part of the top wrist, which is sore and painful to the touch? No injury noted & minimum relief from arthritis cream.

See a physician: There are a number of conditions which can cause wrist pain, such as avn, carpal instability, ganglion cyst, etc. It will take an examination as well as imaging studies to nail down the diagnosis, so i would recommend that you see a physician. ...Read more

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Visible swelling, lateral side of knee along joint line upon extension. Swelling moves to front of the knee when flexed. What injury is this?

Visible swelling, lateral side of knee along joint line upon extension. Swelling moves to front of the knee when flexed. What injury is this?

Meniscal tear: Sounds like swelling arises from within the knee joint, indicating something is wrong inside the knee. Alternatively, if you are a runner or cyclist, iliotibial band bursitis could cause similar symptoms. Apply ice for 20 minutes at a time, rest this weekend, and see a sports medicine or orthopedic doctor next week. ...Read more

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Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?

Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?

Only x-ray can tell: If this just occurred, then it's reasonable to give this a couple of days of observation, rest, icing and possibly anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Only an x-ray can answer the question of whether a fracture is present or not. A contusion/bruise can certainly look like this. ...Read more

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Nodules on top of finger joints, what could this be?

Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis.Among others. ...Read more

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What causes swelling on the ankle and knee?

What causes swelling on the ankle and knee?

The etiologies may : Be the same or independent of each other. A thorough orthopedic exam seems like a good idea. The knee could be arthritic, you may have a meniscus tear etc, then due the injury the ankle is bearing more weight and causing the ankle to swell. Or, the ankle can have its own set of problems. ...Read more

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Are lines of bruises on the left leg a sign of anything? 

Are lines of bruises on the left leg a sign of anything? 

Some trauma?: Bruises are from blood leaking out of capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in the skin. Having bruises means there was trauma to the area. If there was no trauma, the bruises mean either the blood vessels are abnormally fragile and break easily, there are too few platelets to help blood clot, or the blood is "thin" and not clotting fast enough. A doctor's evaluation may be needed to figure things out. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more