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The back of my right knee has been very swollen for quite some time and is very firm to the touch. What could be the cause ?

The back of my right knee has been very swollen for quite some time and is very firm to the touch.  What could be the cause ?

Baker's cyst: It may be a baker's cyst (also called a popliteal cyst) among other possibilities. Have it evaluated by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Have pain in Right knee more painful when sitting with knee bent feel warm to touch appears swollen didn't hurt it in any way what cause this ?

Have pain in Right knee more painful when sitting with knee  bent  feel warm to touch appears swollen  didn't hurt it in any way what cause this ?

Knee: Consider both bursitis and patellofemoral syndrome which are inflammatory causes of knee pain caused by a sudden change in activity or sometimes by improper exercise technique. Rest, ice and ceasing the offending activity for two weeks may help. ...Read more

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After sitting for a while with my right leg tucked under mg right knee i stood up and my calf was red swollen and felt heavy. What can cause this?

After sitting for a while with my right leg tucked under mg right knee i stood up and my calf was red swollen and felt heavy. What  can cause this?

Compressed veins: When you bend your leg underneath you can compress the veins behind your knee. This can cause the blood to back up into your calf. There is the chance that you may even form a blood clot. However, if the swelling resolved quickly then you are probably ok. If you have continued swelling and pain you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi! i've bin xperiencng pain in my right knee almost every month. only aspirin eases the pain.both legs are often swollen.wat cud b the cause? thanks!

Hi! i've bin xperiencng pain in my right knee almost every month. only aspirin eases the pain.both legs are often swollen.wat cud b the cause? thanks!

This is only able 2-: -B diagnosed by hands on xam including Hx & imaging. There is a benign tumor usually Cn in kids, an osteoid osteoma, that is specific to complete relief from aspirin. Kids as young as 1 yr will learn the word aspirin, or pull mom 2 the medicine cabinet 4 aspirin. It's that specific, & a diagnostic sign 2 search 4 it. ...Read more

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My right knee feels really swollen, could I have torn something?

My right knee feels really swollen, could I have torn something?

Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Some time I get a short thobbin pain in my right knee it appears swollen some time with a small knot in the back of the knee?

Some time I get a   short thobbin pain in my right knee  it appears swollen some time with a small knot in the back of the knee?

Bakers cyst: A bakers cyst can be found behind the knee. Half the time it is associated with a torn cartilage in the knee, half the time it just happens. It's like a hernia of the joint capsule in the back of the knee. Generally it gets larger when you're more active. Most are not painful unless they are very large and are pushing on something else or rupture. If it keeps bothering you, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have sporadic, pain on the outside of my right knee, it is swollen and stiff and pops when i extend it after resting, it comes and goes every cpl wks?

I have sporadic, pain on the outside of my right knee, it is swollen and stiff and pops when i extend it after resting, it comes and goes every cpl wks?

Possible bursitis : It might be possible this is associated with bursitis which is an inflammation of an inside knee bursae( like a protective sac) which could be caused by injuries, overuse, infection or inflammatory disease. If you have suffered any injuries ligament or meniscus tear is another possibility, but for final determination it is good to be seen. Meds like Ibuprofen usually help. If not better get seen. ...Read more

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My right knee has been hurting for several months now.It had been swollen for about two months it feels and when I try to straighten out my leg there is so much pain in the bsck of my?

Several possibilitie: The most common diagnosis with these symptoms is a meniscal tear. Swelling in the knee can be caused by a mechanical derangement in the knee or an inflammatory process. See your orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a swollen right knee from skateboarding?

What is the best way to treat a swollen right knee from skateboarding?

It depends...: ...On the type of injury. To start with try: rice...Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Otc pain meds should be considered, follow the dose on the bottle. There are many possibilities if it is not getting better with initial conservative treatment. If your need is bad enough and limiting your daily activities or prolonged then you need to see your pcp or an orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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The right side of my right knee is swollen up alot. Its been going on for a month. It sort of is 'sticking out' and hurts. What should I do? Ouch!

The right side of my right knee is swollen up alot. Its been going on for a month. It sort of is 'sticking out' and hurts. What should I do? Ouch!

See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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This morn doing burppees i had sharp pain in right knee, i stopped & iced. It's swollen but not limping, can't fully flex knee. Marathon in 2 wks?

This morn doing burppees i had sharp pain in  right knee, i stopped & iced. It's swollen but not limping, can't fully flex knee. Marathon in 2 wks?

Probably not: If you have swelling, point tenderness on the joint line, and decreased range of motion, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon. Could be a meniscus tear. Running will only exacerbate your symptoms and could cause irreversible damage to your knee. ...Read more

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I injury my right knee on Monday and my right ankle is swollen ?

I injury my right knee on Monday and my right ankle is swollen ?

Chain chain chain.: The hip bone is connected to the knee bone and the knee bone is connected to the ankle bone. The ankle bone is connected to the toe bone and that is why you have the swelling in your ankle. All are inter connected. if one link de-stabilizes, you can expect another link, further down to do the same. The swelling is the bodies way of stabilizing the increased stress to the joint bellow the hurt knee ...Read more

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My right knee has a kinda ache. But more of a burning all day. Maybe a little swollen but can't see anyhing else, what could it be?

My right knee has a kinda ache. But more of a burning all day. Maybe a little swollen but can't see anyhing else, what could it be?

Sprain/strain: This sounds like a sprain or strain of the knee causing some inflammation. If you had any traumatic injury, you might also have a torn ligament. However your symptoms seem mild. I recommend daily icing, limited ibuprofen/aleve, and consider a soft knee brace. If not better in 3-4 weeks see your doc. ...Read more

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While bending, I can feel pain in my right knee on the inside of my knee. It has become swollen in that area and i can barley lift my leg.

Need to see doctor: There are several possible causes including infection. You should see a doctor quickly to evaluate the situation ...Read more

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What to do if i sprained my right knee over the weekend and my right ankle is swollen, is that normal?

What to do if i sprained my right knee over the weekend and my right ankle is swollen, is that normal?

Sometimes: When you injure the knee you get swelling to the injured area and forces of gravity will pull it down the leg. Also, its possible you injured your ankle at the same time and didn't realize it. ...Read more