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How To Reduce Water On The Knee
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
Was wondering if water on the knee could prevent walking. Also how long does it take for swelling on the knee to leave. Got hit in the knee. No pain?
Yes: Soft tissue damage from this blunt trauma. Causes a lot of pressure and pain. Will take a while to reabsorb the fluid. Try elevating and pressure nut will take some time. See doctor if pain persists ...Read more
See a physician: It is important to know why you are having swelling; whether it the result of a local problem, such as an injury or a systemic cause. Also, symptoms and other local signs are also important. In the case of venous insufficiency compression stockings are a first line treatment. Conditions such as lymphedema require other approaches. See your physician for evaluation and appropriate referral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I reduce the edma in my leg? My right leg is huge, from the ankle to the knee. How can I reduce the size of this leg?
See a doctor: Marked swelling in one leg could indicate deep venous thrombophlebitis (dvt). This is especially true if the calf is tender and/or warm. This "blood clot" can be dangerous and should be treated promptly. See a podiatrist or other physician who can order the proper diagnostic testing and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't spot: Reduce fat. Therefore to loss size of calves, you would need to lose weight in general. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting >. ...Read more
I need advice on what's the easiest part of your leg to break when playing basketball and how to protect it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice and exercise: Most anterior knee pain is due to a imbalance in muscle strength in the quads plus a few other factors. Apply ice after exercise and start working on quad and hamstring stretching and strengthening. Try to focus on building strength in the medial quads while stretching the it band complex. Check google for it band stretches and vastus medialis exercises. Too much to cover here. ...Read more
Not recommended: More commonly patients request hand rejuvenation because they have lost subcutaneous tissue in the dorsal (back) side of the hand. I am sure you can find a cosmetic surgeon to reduce the amount of fat on the back of the hand with one of the many traditional techniques, but be aware the hand is comprised of key structures such as tendons, nerves, arteries, veins all in a very tight space. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stye treatment: Conservative treatment usually consists of washing the eyelids and lash lines with a gentle 'tear-free' shampoo and applying warm moist compresses twice a day. Boils, styes and other bumps on the eyelids may require medical intervention if not improving with the above methods. ...Read more
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