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How can get relief from pain and swelling of the left knee?

How can get relief from pain and swelling of the left knee?

See your doctor: If rest, ice and elevation do not help in a short period of time, i would have the knee evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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How does get relief from pain and swelling of left knee?

How does get relief from pain and swelling of left knee?

Inflammation heals: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. ...Read more

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My wife has fluid and swelling on top of her left knee. What could it be?

My wife has fluid and swelling on top of her left knee. What could it be?

Prepatellar bursitis: Probably a prepatellar bursitis. It is easy to drain and inject and that should resolve the issue. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Got a swelling behind my left knee. When i stand after sitting for a long time. I can't stretch for few minutes?

Got a swelling behind my left knee. When i stand after sitting for a long time.  I can't stretch for few minutes?

Possibly baker cyst: Baker cyst is swelling caused by fluid from knee joint protruding to the back of the knee.Diagnosis easily made by ulttasound baker cyst may cause no symptoms or knee pain and/or tightness behind the knee, especially when the knee is extended or fully flexed.Baker cysts can be treated with medications, joint aspiration and cortisone injection, and surgical operation, usually arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Follow up to Dr. Bennet Werner Swelling has gone down considerably. but I have a localized pain point at the left part of my left knee. What is wrong?

Many possibilities: I'm a cardiologist - I think you need an orthopedist! There are many possible causes with arthritis in your knee joint from degenerative joint disease, gout, infection etc. to torn meniscus with/without effusion - and no doubt many others possibilities. Not a heart problem! ...Read more

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Can you help? I woke up with swelling and extreme pain in left knee?

Can you help? I woke up with swelling and extreme pain in left knee?

Ice.: Ice your knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. This should help. But, you should see a sports medicine knee specialist, because swelling on the joint may indicate an underlying structural problem. ...Read more

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I have random, very strong itching and swelling behind my left knee, it is not every day, but scratching does not relieve the itch.

I have random, very strong itching and swelling behind my left knee, it is not every day, but scratching does not relieve the itch.

See MD: Please see your doctor as the itching and swelling may be associated with an infection or maybe even simple eczema. Stop scratching, as this can be associated with causing an infection. ...Read more