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How Can I Get Rid Of Fluid On The Knee
Go to Dr.: Try elastic support either with knee elastic brace or wrapping with ace bandages, but most likely you need aspiration of the fluid with a needle/ syringe done by a rheumatologist, an orthopode (especially if the knee was operated) or a pcp (primary care physician)that feels comfortable doing it. Apply cold if recent injury, warm if chronic. Also r.I.C.E. (rest, immobilization, cold, elevation). ...Read more
Go see your doctor: But first, there's supposed to be fluid in your knee. Synovial fluid acts as a shock absorber of sorts so you really don't want to get rid of it. Second, why do you want to mess around w/your knee if it doesn't hurt? Better to leave well enough alone. Bottom line, go see your family doctor and explain in full detail what's going on and what's on your mind that concerns you about your knee. ...Read more
Treat the cause: First see a doctor for evaluation and a diagnosis as to why the fluid is forming. A number of this can cause fluid to build up in the knee. In a young, active person often an injury within the knee joint is the culprit. The underlying cause must be treated for the fluid accumulation to resolve. ...Read more
Depends: Treatment of knee pain depends on the cause. It can be as simple as rest, pain medication and physical therapy to more involved as knee injections and ultimately surgery. The suspected cause will dictate treatment. I would recommend you have your knee pain evaluated to determine the proper treatment plan for you. ...Read more
Joint effusion: It sounds like you are talking about a an "effusion" or build up of inflammatory cells and fluid around your knee. The treatment of "water" on your knee varies with the cause. If arthritis is the cause, Acetaminophen or a NSAID may help. Sometimes, your doctor can use a needle to drain this fluid. Rarely, the fluid is secondary to an infection and requires antibiotics. See your doctor. ...Read more
Many causes: Many possibilities. Often related to knee instability. Have knee medial-lateral stability checked. Then? Rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
How can I get rid of the gait on the inside of my left knee not so much hurt now but can still feel it in the way I stand or at times sitting?
Numbness: When you identify and treat the cause of the numbness, then you will get red of it. More history and a physical exam is needed to direct you in the right direction. ...Read more
Probably not a keloi: You probably have a hypertrophic scar rather than a keloid. Most people confuse the two. A keloid, by definition overgrows the area of injury. It is frequently seen in people of color. Do a search on the internet for keloid and let me know. If it is a keloid, frequently cortisone injecitons help. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Depends on the cause and the reason that you are having knee pain. Main causes include patella-femoral knee pain/ tendinitis, knee oa, meniscal tears or ligamentous tears. After a physical exam and history and imaging these can be narrowed. A good start would be to strengthen the muscles around the knee, maybe use anti-inflamatories for a short time. If still not better imaging may be necessary. ...Read more
Go to Pain Clinic: Statistically the probability of curing your pain is low because you have a chronic pain syndrome. You need to be seen at a multidisciplinary chronic pain management center. You may need a combined program of medication, physical therapy, and psychological management to relieve you chronic pain. Of course, before treatment is started, they will have to evaluate you and determine the cause. ...Read more
Bloodles: Not sure what bloodles is. Need more information please ...Read more
Hello. How can I get rid of celulite? I have it on my thighs and a little on my knees. Currently I am working out and having a mediterranean diet.
Difficult but can do: Hello AnaV: This is a difficult thing to do but many of the treatments are not going to help when using creams and topical treatments. The best is to do specific exercises that isolate and tone the muscles that are involved in the areas of the cellulite. This can be achieved in looking for the specific articles that will show you the appropriate treatments. Womenslife. Today look for cellulite. ...Read more
Last month dark stretch marks appeared above my knees. I've had no significant weight loss or gain so what is causing them? How can I get rid of it?
Fat & lumps: You can not spot lose fat. If you have actual lumps - would recommend medical evaluation of these. ...Read more
I have several small flesh colored/pink bumps right below my left knee cap - what are these and how can I get rid of them?
My dr told me I had knee bursitis 6 months ago but after the swelling went down I still feel pain constantly. How can I get rid of the knee pain?
Go back to your doc: The first step in fixing any problem is an accurate diagnosis. If the swelling has gone away but the pain is continueing it is time to go back to your doctor and get rechecked. This could be as simple as requiring more time to heal or you could have an additional problem such as chondromalacia (a roughening of the underside of the kneecap) or a joint/ tendon injury. ...Read more
I am experiencing frequent wet dreams for 4 years. My knee joints produce clinging sounds and my cheeks are squeezed. How can I get rid of this problem?
See Dr: I do not believe your symtpoms are related, in so much as having wet dreams, clinging sounding kness and 'squeezed cheeks" have anything to do with each other. See a dr. And get a full history and physical exam to get the best possible answer to your ailments. Good luck to you. ...Read more
What is inflammation and how can I get rid of it? Seem to get in left knee and elbow doctor said some people get it more often. Why me?
Different kinds: Some joint pains are due to over use or injury such as tendonitis. These problems can usually be treated with rest, ice, splinting, and or over the counter medications such as Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Other types of inflammation are more serious and should be checked by a doctor if they last a long time or have swelling. ...Read more
My daughter has a blister on her knee but above it is a sore when she fell. Can that cause the blister on her knee? How can I get rid of it?
Probably infection: The blister may be a sign of a developing skin infection. the sore may be infected also. Wash both with antibacterial soap such as dial and then apply neosporin. Do this 3 x/day and seek medical care if the area becomes larger or develops into a boil (a tender swollen area of skin) seek care immediately ...Read more
Can snapping hip syndrome cause leg numbness, can I get rid of it. I still have feleling in my leg. My knee gives out was well injury happend last ye?
Possible: Could be true true unrelated or could be related. .. An orthopedist can help figure this out. ...Read more
Depends: Early: large quantities of herbal/nutritional antiinflammatories. Msm/glucosamine help to rebuild cartilage I find the injectable and sublingual forms superior to the pills. Prescriptions drugs are a danger to liver, kidneys, heart and stomach and should be considered short term. Advanced problems may require surgery and knee replacement to eliminate the problem. Don't forget physical therapy. ...Read more
Dr. I had a Knee replacement in Nov13/15, How can I get rid of this skin discoloration near the scar? They told me it was normal. Blood and liquid.
It is normal for you to get bruising around the knee following joint replacement. If you are concerned about the scar itself that's a different issue.
Bruising will generally take 2-4 weeks to resolve as the body has to absorb the blood cells - drinking plenty water helps. The scar may be inflammed as the sutures placed underneath are absorbed. But any drainage or fever needs to be seen ...Read more
I get very warm on my legs at night and also feel itchy near my knees. I also have acne and how can I get rid of it on face and back?
See a doctor: For the warm legs at night and the itchy knees there is not much that can be advised without a thorough evaluation. As far as acne is concerned it is eminently treatable and u shd see a dermatologist to get urself started well. Now a days very good and effective medications are available for local use. Only thing is to be regular and consistent in their use. ...Read more
Knock knees: Knock knees, or genu valgum, are a little more difficult to treat at your age. You probably still have some growth left, but how much bracing would help you is hard to determine. I suggest seeing an orthopaedic specialist. Surgical options are available depending on the degree. Wearing arch supports, keeping your weight down, physical therapy may help in mild cases but only to help prevent cartilage wear ...Read more
It depends: It depends on how you've injured your knee, and what damage has resulted. If you have continued pain, swelling, or difficult motion you need to be seen by a physician. If it's simple bruising alone, the homeopathic remedy arnica montana 30c can sometimes help. Dr. Fowler's idea of acupuncture is useful as well. ...Read more
Doctor Visit: Skin disorders are seen at best. A photo or by your description, it is in the location of what is called Psoriasis. Need more information to fully answer your question. Could always use a topical moisturizer or hand cream to see if it is just dry skin. See a doctor or a skin specialist called a dermatologist for complete diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have very dark rough patches of skin on my knees from where I crawled around when I was a baby. Is there any way to get rid of these?
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the specific cause. In a 21 year old with no complaints in other joints, the bigger question is why is one of your knees stiffer than the other. Warmup, stretches, and anti-inflammatories would be ways to try to treat it; or consider being thoroughly evaluated to determine the root cause. ...Read more