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How To Reduce Water On The Knee
Sign of inflammation: 'water' or fluid in your knee usually indicate your knee is 'unhappy' about your activity level. This can often be from arthritis or a meniscus tear. These injuries, either chronic or acute, can create inflammation with activity which in turn, causes the knee to swell. An x-ray or MRI would help give you more information as to the specific causes. ...Read more
See doctor: An examination can tell you if you have fluid. Yes it can be removed ...Read more
So I've had water on the knee for a while. Now it hurts when straightening my leg. What should I do?
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
What causes "water on the knee"? How long can it take to go away? Why do doctors not want to drain the knee?
Inflammation: This is called a knee effusion and is the result of joint inflammation or damage. As a rheumatologist I strongly favor joint aspiration as it is often very valuable in establishing the cause. Also, a cortisone injection done at the same time can help quite a bit with improvement of the swelling and pain. ...Read more
I fell off my bicycle and hit my knee, I have a large bump, I think it is water on the knee, what should I do?
Effusion: Water on the knee is known as an effusion. You should see your doctor first to determine the cause. Pt (physio) may be a good option depending on the cause. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with cellulites on the rite knee plus water on the knee as well. The swelling is still bad redness after 6 days on antiboctics?
Should have improved: Please get seen by your physician asap. Sometimes antibiotics need to be changed. This should not be ignored. ...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
My dad has got water on the knee and a cyst and is in intense pain, he has morphine to take and Celebrex, (celecoxib) he's scared to take them but should he take?
Evaluation: Simply having "water on the knee" is not always painful. He may have torn or worn cartilage, an infection, a condition called gout, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Seeing a rheumatologist or an orthopedic surgeon would be the best place to start. Some orthopedic offices have urgent same day or next day appointments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: This is a very difficult question to answer in 400 characters. Certainly a tumor is one of the least common causes of swelling around the knee. That being said, if you do have a tumor close to the knee, then it is possible that you can experience what we call a reactive effusion and thus experience fluid swelling or bleeding within the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I currently cant remove a small piece of bandage of my knee, I have tried water and soaked it but its too pain full. What do I do?
Can try a few things:
2-gasoline on a cloth
3-kerosene on a cloth
4-blowing it with a hairdryer until the glue is warm enough to remove it
5-soak in tub for a while and then try
use common sense. If it stings or is too hot, STOP.
either the tape is stuck or the scab is stuck to the tape.
it needs to come off, get washed and use telfa next time ...Read more