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Hot Red Swollen Knee
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
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
I have got a swollen knee which is very painful particularly after resting and hot burning, aching. Need to rest I have difficulty walking?
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
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
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
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
See below: If it is an acute injury, use ice. Otherwise, whatever makes you feel good will work. ...Read more
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
No: No it is not. Have the knee evaluated. ...Read more
I had a swollen knee & I couldn't put it straight or bend it & I'm beginning to limp. Is this normal? This has happened before.
Swollen knee for a week. Can't squat or bend my knee won't support it. Pain. No injury I didn't fall noticed the pain getting off couch week ago?
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
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
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
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
See details: Then see a rheumatologist and have the knee evaluated. ...Read more