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Swollen knee. Super swollen but no other symptoms. Doesn't even hurt, not red, don't remember banging it or twisting it. What do I do?

Swollen knee. Super swollen but no other symptoms. Doesn't even hurt, not red, don't remember banging it or twisting it. What do I do?

It Depends: On what is causing the inflammation in the knee. Common causes include trauma, infection, inflammatory arthritis (gout, pseudogout, ra), meniscal tears, arthritis, and other ligament/tendon tears. A thorough physical examination and x-rays by your internist or orthopaedic surgeon can help narrow down the differential. ...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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Circular red swollen knee infected hit by plastic be 12 year old boy — hit by a plastic be in knee cap

Circular red swollen knee infected hit by plastic be 12 year old boy — hit by a plastic be in knee cap

Hello, : Hello, you describe his knee as red and swollen. Signs of infection include: swelling, erythema (redness), warmth, tenderness, possible drainage, possible red streaks coming from lesions as well as fever, when more advanced. This should be medically evaluated as he may need antibiotics. Take care. ...Read more

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I have got a swollen knee which is very painful particularly after resting and hot burning, aching. Need to rest I have difficulty walking?

I have got a swollen knee which is very painful particularly after resting and hot burning, aching. Need to rest I have difficulty walking?

Most likely Gout: When you have swelling knee and hot we have to think of 1-infection.2- inflammation.3- arthritis.
Please go to the doctor have check it out. ...Read more

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What can I take for a swollen knee?

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 to treat a swollen knee?

How to treat a swollen knee?

RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury. If these symptoms worsen or persist see your orthopedic physician. ...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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Indications to aspirate a swollen knee?

Indications to aspirate a swollen knee?

Several: 2 most common indications are diagnostic and therapeutic. There are many causes for a knee effusion. Your provider may want to establish a diagnosis to guide treatment recommendations. For example, if you have gouty arthritis, that treatment may differ than that for osteoarthritis. In addition, aspirating a large volume of fluid can make your knee feel better. ...Read more

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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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Should I put ice or heat on a painful swollen knee?

Should I put ice or heat on a painful swollen knee?

See below: If it is an acute injury, use ice. Otherwise, whatever makes you feel good will work. ...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 than it is probably safe. ...Read more

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Swollen knee for 6 weeks. Went do dr. Said bursitis hasn't gone away. Should I go back in? Am 34 female average weight good health just want it gone ib

Swollen knee for 6 weeks. Went do dr. Said bursitis hasn't gone away. Should I go back in? Am 34 female average weight good health just want it gone ib

Need consultation: The swelling has persisted and may indicate internal knee damage. I suggest you see an orthopedist. S/he may well recommend a knee MRl to see what the problem is. Fluid on the joint may or may not be due to internal damage requiring surgery. ...Read more

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I have a swollen knee?

Then get it examined: There are numerous causes of knee inflammation. See a rheumatologist. X-rays and examination of the joint fluid should give you the cause. ...Read more

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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

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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 should be done for a swollen knee?

What should be done for a swollen knee?

Get Evaluated: There are many causes of a swollen knee. Including trauma, overuse, arthritis (many forms of arthritis can cause a swollen knee) and infections. You need to get an evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...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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What's the fastest way to cure swollen knee?

What's the fastest way to cure swollen knee?

Treatment/Evaluation: Swelling in the knee usually represents some type of injury either as a result of trauma or a disease process like arthritis or gout. Ice and elevation will help. If there are no contraindications then an anti inflammatory medicine like advil or aleve (naproxen) may also help. It is important to have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of swelling as this often means that there is cartilage injury. ...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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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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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's the fastest way to get swollen knee down so I can work?

See your doctor: You need to determine what is causing the knee in order for it get better. Your doctor may try to drain some fluids off the knee and perform other tests. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a swollen knee how can I make it better?

See your doctor: You doctor will need to perform an evaluation to determine what is causing it and may have to drain fluid from it. Hope that helps. ...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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Swollen knee that a bit stiff that comes and goes also spend a lot ov time on knees due to work?

Swollen knee that a bit stiff that comes and goes also spend a lot ov time on knees due to work?

See details: Then have it evaluated. It may be a simple prepatellar bursitis which is easily treated. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more