How to reduce knee swelling fast - Doctor answers

Share
Dr. David Schleimer
1,498 Doctors shared insights

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


3

3
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

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What are some ways to reduce knee swelling that's resulted from squatting/lifting/walking a lot?

What are some ways to reduce knee swelling that's resulted from squatting/lifting/walking a lot?

Decrease activity: The big question is 'why is it swelling'? Your treating damage after the fact. What's good for a hangover? don't get drunk in the first place. ...Read more

5

5
Which is better to reduce knee swelling Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin?

Which is better to reduce knee swelling Aleve (naproxen) or aspirin?

Knee swelling: Both can reduce swelling. Both have side effects on gi, heart, liver, kidney. Aleve (naproxen) may cuse more retained fluid/edema in the legs if you have hypertension. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

8

8
How to reduce twisted knee swelling?

How to reduce twisted knee swelling?

You may have damage: You may have damage inside your knee. It can be cartilage, ligaments, bone or a combination. You can improve the status of your knee with strengthening of the knee muscles: quadriceps exercises. Depending on your evalaution the damage can be identified by examination and/or imaging and therapy directed to the cause. ...Read more

9

9
How can I naturally reduce knee swelling?

How can I naturally reduce knee swelling?

Swollen knee: The best way is to rest it and apply ice... Get it checked if it is hot, painful or red. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
How do I reduce knee swelling and bruising resulting from a crash?

How do I reduce knee swelling and bruising resulting from a crash?

See a doctor: Did you get an xray to rule out a fracture. You can still have a stress fracture. If they are worried they will do an mri

get an MRI on a high field - 1.5t or 3t MRI scanner. ...Read more

13

13
Knee swelling and pain?

Knee swelling and pain?

Get it looked at: Anytime somithing inside the knee causes irritation, the knee will swell. This is called an effusion. Effusions are not normal in a normal knee. At your age the two most common causes are a meniscus tear or some early cartilage damage. If it persists, you should see a md and get weight bearing xrays and likely a mri. ...Read more

14

14
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

15

15
Is there a fix for knee swelling?

Is there a fix for knee swelling?

Aspiration: Swelling inside the knee (effusion) can be resolved to aspirating the fluid out. It is best to treat the underlying cause of the swelling as the swelling may quickly recur with aspiration alone. Anyone with significant pain and swelling in the knee should be evaluate by an orthopaedic surgeon to determine the cause. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
How can I make knee swelling go away?

How can I make knee swelling go away?

Depends: Knee swelling occurs because of something going on in your knee. So, you need to treat the cause of the swelling. Typical causes include arthritis, cartilage tears, lyme disase, etc... Best of luck ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What can cause knee swelling for years?

What can cause knee swelling for years?

Many things: Any of the forms of arthritis, gout, meniscus tear, instability, pseudogout.........Many others. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Why is my knee swelling and I haven't hurt it?

Why is my knee swelling and I haven't hurt it?

Arthritis: Numerous arthritic conditions cause knee swelling and have no relation to trauma. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

19

19
What could cause knee swelling for many years?

What could cause knee swelling for many years?

Arthritis: Nearly all forms of arthritis can cause chronic knee swelling; would have it evaluated and not ignore this. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Chimenti
207 Doctors shared insights

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