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How Often Should You Put Ice On Your Knee For Swelling
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
I fell and hurt my knee. It was swelling and it hurt so i put it up, wrapped it in a tensor bandage and iced it. Should i wear the tensor to bed?
My knees began by swelling and hurting with no injury,after a week of ice and some rest they wont bend and hurt and swell,what is your opinion this?
By finding the: Cause of the swelling of the knee then will decide how to correct it. ...Read more
I slept on my back w/ leg up & bent @ the knee. I tried 2 put leg straight & it made a wet/crunchy pop. Pain & little swelling now. What wrong? T.Y
What is wrong when a knee pops and looks deformed with a lot of swelling and pain? My knee has been very instable. I can't seem to put the leg down.
Can putting ice on my knee reduce effusion? The swelling does not seem to down my patellar causes catching what does that mean? Please help and explai
Mechanical knee: Mechanical knee symptoms with effusion is a meniscal tear until proven otherwise .See orthopedist for exam whil ice will reduce unflammation it wont fix the non smooth gliding surface. ...Read more
I have a swollen knee about 3x it's size. Also squishy, apparently has fluid on it. What can I do take swelling down? Used ice, and alieve.
Fell on my right knee from my bicycle about 20 days ago, now i can put pressure but still there is some swelling and radiating pain if kept bent.
Knee Pain: Many things can cause knee pain including a fracture or break typically diagnosed by x ray. Most fractures cause pain when you walk. Other causes include a ligamentous strain or tear as well as a meniscal tear. Swelling of the joint or an effusion can be associated with an internal injury of the knee. To diagnose a ligament or mensical injury an exam and possible MRI are needed. ...Read more
Had knee replacement 4 years ago. Fell on my knee-immediate swelling. Iced consistently. 8 days later cannot bend knee or flex it. Is this serious?
It can be serious: A fall could cause various injuries. You have a effusion which is swelling & fluid in the knee. This will cause difficulty motion and can usually be treated conservatively or by aspirating the fluid. However with the limited information provided, more serious injuries are possible such as a fracture or ligament injury. To be safe i would make an appointment to get evaluated by a physian. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I slightly twisted my knee and heard a pop. There was no pain, no swelling. I could walk, put weight, although felt weak/unstable?
May need to see MD: Usually pops have to do with abnormal movement or tears of cartilage. In the knee this could involve ligaments, tendons or the meniscus. It is good that there is no pain or swelling but if your knee feels unstable then use an elastic bandage like a Ace wrap to improve stability and see your doctor if this does not improve in a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My knee has suddenly started hurting, very badly. When I put it at a 45 degree angle (walking) it sends a shooting pain up my body! No swelling! ?
See doctor: Your knee could merely be strained, but you could also have meniscal and/or ligamentous problems. Would not hurt to have involvement of orthopedic surgeon if this continues. ...Read more
My knee keeps swelling it hurts, I dislocated it bout 4 years ago...What can I do? Its feels like its turing over when I walk! I've used ice an heat
Consult Orthopedics: This sounds like a complicated orthopedic surgery problem. You should consult an orthopedic surgeon. The swelling and symptoms you describe are certainly not normal and suggest a major joint problem. Exam, x-rays, and MRI will likely be needed. Treatments could include therapy, bracing, anti-inflammatory meds, injections, and possibly surgery. You should not let this persist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When do I go to the doctor. I did something to knee. Hurts to put weight on it, not much swelling, very painful. been 8 days and not getting better?
Now: Go now. You have waited long enough. ...Read more
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