Top 20 Doctor insights on: How to get rid of knee swelling
Is Prednisone 10 mg good for knee swelling. My sports med dr gave me it today. He said I have arthritis on knee. Any treatment for that. Nsaid allergy?
Yes: Besides resting your joint and the rest of the instructions your doctor gave you, wish you well ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I still have swelling in my knee after a arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus from a year and a half ago. How do I get rid of it? Is it bad?
R I C E:
Rest- reduce walking, standing for few days.
Ice- ice packs 10 minutes, 3-4 times daily.
Compression- ace wrap for support.
Elevation- keep it elevated when at rest.
If swelling not better, see primary care doctor or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Went to ER for suspected dvt, I didn't get a ultrasound but he felt my leg, told me it was sciatica, still have thigh/knee swelling sciatica does that?
No see your physicia: See your physician, get an exaiantion and get the ultrasound and an evaluation for other causes. ...Read more
Depends: Knee swelling is a symptom of something wrong inside the knee. A cartilage tear, a ligament tear, gout or other inflammatory processes or even just osteoarthritis can be the cause of the swelling. It is important to figure out the source. A physician trained in orthopedics or sports medicine can do this by your history and then doing an exam and sometimes draining the knee or doing some bloodwork. ...Read more
Abnormal increase of: 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 of the bursae)infections etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: You should see a rheumatologist or orthopedist and get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Best is what works: There is no such thing as a best anti-inflammatory medication as they are all fairly equal in effectiveness. Best is whatever works and doesn't cause side effects. Consult with your doctor so that he or she can take into account your specific medical history when recommending a medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer