Top 20 Doctor insights on: How to get rid of knee swelling

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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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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?

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

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Knee swelling due to injury. What can help get the swelling down?

Knee swelling due to injury. What can help get the swelling down?

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

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How can I reduce knee swelling?

How can I reduce knee swelling?

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

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Best way to treat knee swelling?

Best way to treat knee swelling?

Should be evaluated: Knee swelling is a sign of something wrong. It is not a disease in and of itself. There are many causes and only a trained expert can determine the source. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: knee swelling?

What is the definition or description of: knee swelling?

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 more

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What are some possibilities for knee swelling that goes on for years?

What are some possibilities for knee swelling that goes on for years?

Many: The most common reasons for knee swelling is degenerative changes of the knee, meaning the beginning of arthritis. Other reasons are chronic meniscal tears or instability for previous injuries. ...Read more

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How to reduce knee swelling from running too much?

How to reduce knee swelling from running too much?

Ice & NSAID's, rest: To relieve and reduce swelling/inflammation you could use knee sleeves, therapy, rest, ice and over-the-counter pain & antiinflammatory meds. More importantly the proper diagnosis and the reason for the swelling needs to be established. ...Read more

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What causes knee swelling and tightness?

Knee swelling: Effusion comes from synovial irritation, arthritis, connective tissue disease, injury. Hemarthrosis can be from fracture, major ligament or vessel injury. ...Read more

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When will knee swelling go away after knee surgery?

When will knee swelling go away after knee surgery?

Once inflammation su: All trauma to the knee causes causes swelling and surgery is one type of trauma; sweeling usually goes down as the muscles around the knee regain tone and strength and as the infalmmationgoes down. ...Read more

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What happens when arthritis knee swelling doesn't go away?

What happens when arthritis knee swelling doesn't go away?

See details: You should see a rheumatologist or orthopedist and get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Can somebody give me advice for knee swelling after dislocation?

Can somebody give me advice for knee swelling after dislocation?

Many possibilities: Knee swelling can be due to many things such as gout, infection, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Will a disc pushing against your sciatica nerve cause knee swelling?

Will a disc pushing against your sciatica nerve cause knee swelling?

No: Knee swelling is usually due knee joint abnormalities including arthropathies and trauma. Sciatica usually involve back pain with numbness may radiate to legs and toes. ...Read more

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How do I know when will knee swelling go away after knee surgery 7months ago?

How do I know when will knee swelling go away after knee surgery 7months ago?

Not normal: Knee swelling this long after surgery is not normal even though you did not mention the exact nature of the surgery. Let the surgeon reevaluate your knee. ...Read more

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Which is the best anti-inflammatory pill that I should take for knee swelling?

Which is the best anti-inflammatory pill that I should take for knee swelling?

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 more

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Definition)

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 ...Read more