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What causes lateral numbness, edema in pain in knee?

What causes lateral numbness, edema in pain in knee?

Internal: Derangement of the knee joint including cartilage teats of the ACL, PCL, lateral ligament or infrapatellar tendinitis. Trauma can also cause effusion or hemarthrosis (blood in the knee joint). No matter what you must be examined and x-rayed, probably will need an MRI or a diagnostic aspiration of the joint fluid. Call for an orthopedic consultation asap. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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How long does the edema take to subside? I stopped taking pain-killers. Should I try ice-compression. I have been given normal elastic knee bandage

How long does the edema take to subside? I stopped taking pain-killers. Should I try ice-compression. I have been given normal elastic knee bandage

Can take a few weeks: Usually most edema resolves in a few weeks, however depending on the type of injury it could take longer. Ice and compression will help. Nsaids will help. If no luck with that see your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Edema in the leg and pain moves to another side on the same leg just before the my knee?

Edema in the leg and pain moves to another side on the same leg just before the my knee?

See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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I have chronic knee edema. What type of doctor do I start with?

I have chronic knee edema. What type of doctor do I start with?

Rhuematologist: I would see a rheumatologist, physiatrist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is prepattelar and pretibial edema? Was part of my MRI knee findings. What causes this?

What is prepattelar and pretibial edema? Was part of my MRI knee findings. What causes this?

Common finding: It means there is some fluid in the tissues along the front of your knee. It can be caused be being on your knees a lot. Plumbers, carpet layers, house cleaners, etc. But I also see it not uncommonly as just an incidental finding and it doesn't necessarily mean much. ...Read more

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What to do if I had an MRI of my knees showing reactive edema and bone signal is homogeneous what is that?

What to do if I had an MRI of my knees showing reactive edema and bone signal is homogeneous what is that?

It depends: Reactive edema basically translates to inflammation. Inflammation can be caused by multiple things including but not limited to acute trauma, repetitive micro trauma, arthritis, and/or even an autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis. I would recommend discussing the findings with your orthopaedic surgeon as clinical correlation is necessary. ...Read more

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After jogging 4 mi, approx. 24 hrs later, I have inner/side knee pain when going up steps and walking. A week has past. Not red or hot, little edema.

After jogging 4 mi, approx. 24 hrs later, I have inner/side knee pain when going up steps and walking. A week has past. Not red or hot, little edema.

Poss. Meniscus tear: Persistent knee pain raises the question of a tear or partial tear of a meniscus. See an orthopedist or physiatrist. No jogging in the mean time. ...Read more

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How can I reduce leg edema from the knees down on both legs?

How can I reduce leg edema from the knees down on both legs?

Elevation: Keeping your legs elevated generally reduces swelling; diuretics can be used also but something that should be prescribed after a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Is edema in feet and ankles 4 weeks post knee injury normal?

Is edema in feet and ankles 4 weeks post knee injury normal?

Yes: It is not unusual to retain fluid as your activity is diminished. It generally resolves with normal activity. ...Read more

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What does subchondral edema mean and how is it treated in knees and also hat does sclerosis mean and how it that treated in knees?

What does subchondral edema mean and how is it treated in knees and also hat does sclerosis mean and how it that treated in knees?

Terminology: Subchondral edema means you have a bone bruise under the cartilage in your knee representing microfractures in the trabecular bone. Sclerosis means hardening or increased bone deposition as a result of increased mechanical stress following wolff's law. Treatment can vary depending on age, severity and cause. ...Read more

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Mri report said I have edema within the hoffa pad what does this mean? Can this cause pressure in back of the knee Also have atteunated posterior root

Mri report said I have edema within the hoffa pad what does this mean? Can this cause pressure in back of the knee Also have atteunated posterior root

Hoffa: Pad is under your KNEE CAP (front of the knee!) 'root" refers to one of the cartilages" (menisceal) connection with the joint inner lining! You should discuss your pain which may in fact be due to a effusion ("water") in your knee!
Hope this (and other answers) are helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lot of pitting edema in my legs, all the way up to knees I can press and get the pitting, some days?

What to do if I have a lot of pitting edema in my legs, all the way up to knees I can press and get the pitting, some days?

Edema: See your doctor. You are retaining fluid and there are multiple reasons people retain fluid, that include poor nutrition, liver conditions, and renal conditions amongst them. Compression stockings and diuretics are frequently used to manage these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for sevete edema in the legs? It seems to be the worst from the knee down to feet with the feet being extremely bad.

What is the best thing to do for sevete edema in the legs? It seems to be the worst from the knee down to feet with the feet being extremely bad.

Depends on cause: To determine the beds treatment, a doctor will want to try to identify the cause of the edema. Several conditions, including heart disease and kidney disease, may be contributing to this. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 25, diagnosed with ligamentous laxity after recurrence of knee edema, i'd like to know if I can go to the gym and run and what type of exercises?

I'm 25, diagnosed with ligamentous laxity after recurrence of knee edema, i'd like to know if I can go to the gym and run and what type of exercises?

Not enough info: The physician who made that diagnosis knows the severity of that laxity and which ligaments are involved. I encourage you to ask that provider if there should be any particular restrictions of activity. Take care. ...Read more

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Does mild patella chondromalcia cause pressure in back of the knee? What is the treatment for edema within the Hoffa fat pad? Please help

Does mild patella chondromalcia cause pressure in back of the knee? What is the treatment for edema within the Hoffa fat pad? Please help

Patella: Chondromalacia is a disorder of the ANTERIOR =FRONT Compartement of the knee and by itself does not usually cause pain BEHIND the knee!!

Hope this helpd!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi I have vericose vein only 1 inch blue color in my leg below knee and now I have edema and pain also what should I do? I am using stockings.

Hi I have vericose vein only 1 inch blue color in my leg below knee and now I have edema and pain also what should I do? I am using stockings.

See a specialist: Your problem is treatable. A phlebologist - a vein specialist - can tell you the right treatment option for having the vein removed. Most treatments last about an hour and are done under local anesthesia. Phlebology. Org for referrals. ...Read more

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Can edema from venous reflux below knee apply pressure on the surrounding arteries which cause the feeling of a pulse without having to touch the leg?

Can edema from venous reflux below knee apply pressure on the surrounding arteries which cause the feeling of a pulse without having to touch the leg?

Try compression: Edema may cause a variety of symptoms. These include aching, throbbing, and itching to name a few. Symptoms are caused by stretching and pressure on surrounding tissues. I cannot say with certainty that your symptoms are related to pressure on the arteries. I suggest you see a vascular surgeon for further evaluation. Have you tried compression therapy?

Good luck,

David Fox, MD
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11y.o. Female Intermittent pain to R knee X 1 year. "Hurts behind kneecap". No edema, redness or point tenderness, no known injury. Softball&cheer?

11y.o. Female Intermittent pain to R knee X 1 year. "Hurts behind kneecap". No edema, redness or point tenderness, no known injury. Softball&cheer?

Not uncommon: Patellofemoral pain is not uncommon in young athletic children. Likely related to repetitive use from jumping, etc. Manage based on symptoms as you are. Avoid activities that make it worse. Warm up well. Stretch. Stretch again after activities ...Read more

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24wks preg. Legs swell from knees down, knee area worst. Have pitting edema around knees only not ankles should I get checked?

Yes you need check u: All pregnant women are advised prenatal care....check ups with your Ob/Gyn doctor where they can check you and the developing fetus. There is risk of kidney malfunction which can cause protein loss in urine, menifesting as swelling of feet. This can be associated with high BP (condition called Pre-eclampsia). You should visit your doctor very soon as the condition can harm the baby if not handled p ...Read more

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I' ve (edema) around my left knee. I took tramadol capsule, Linco-pac 500, trypsin-chymotrypsi & furosemide 40 mg later. The Swell is still there.

I' ve (edema) around my left knee. I took tramadol capsule, Linco-pac 500, trypsin-chymotrypsi & furosemide 40 mg later. The Swell is still there.

Diagnosis?: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. After reading your description, I'm not sure if you have "fluid on the knee" (effusion), deep vein thrombosis, infection, or an edematous state (many causes). Depending on the cause, some of the meds you're taking could be making it worse. ...Read more

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I have bilateral knee pain with edema. There is definitely some kind of fluid buildup on both knees. The swelling decreases with ice application. Asa?

I have bilateral knee pain with edema. There is definitely some kind of fluid buildup on both knees. The swelling decreases with ice application. Asa?

Not ASA: An anti-inflammatory would be ideal. Check with your doctor if your kidney function is good and can take them and at what dose. ...Read more

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I sustained abrasion at my left knee below. Inflamed and painful. Redness around it. After, 4 days I noticed edema at my ankle. Why?

I sustained abrasion at my left knee below. Inflamed and painful. Redness around it. After, 4 days I noticed edema at my ankle. Why?

Because U R hobbling: Ur heart is not aided by Ur muscles contracting, so blood's not able hold the water in, those 2 things cause blood 2 lose water into the tissues, =edema. When U R lying down, the osmotic pressure of the pulls the water back into the circulatory system. When that happens, U have 2 get rid of the excess water in the blood, so Ur kidneys do it & U pee. ...Read more

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If you had tkr may. Continued issues walking and now nov 15 patella dislocates. Knee pain swollen. Thigh edema inner sl bulging. Next plan surgical?

If you had tkr may. Continued issues walking and now nov 15 patella dislocates. Knee pain swollen. Thigh edema inner sl bulging. Next plan surgical?

Evaluate TKR: Early partella dislocation after a tkr that is non traumatic suggests that there maybe a malposition of some of the knee components. See your surgeon for best evaluation and discussion of the situation. Special xrays mayu be required including ct scan and weight bearing xrays of the knee. ...Read more

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History of bone marrow edema in feet. Lately I've been having back and knee pain if I sit for too long. Could the edema have spread?

History of bone marrow edema in feet. Lately I've been having back and knee pain if I sit for too long. Could the edema have spread?

No: Edema on the bone generally does not " spread".it usually represents some injury to the bone, such as in for instance a occult fracture. It can no more spread to the knee from the foot than if you broke one wrist and were concerned the break might spread to the other wrist. ...Read more

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My right leg below the knee is swollen/inflamed, lacks hair, and has thicker skin. MRI showed no edema or any other abnormalities. Possibilities?

My right leg below the knee is swollen/inflamed, lacks hair, and has thicker skin. MRI showed no edema or any other abnormalities. Possibilities?

Artery blocked: I am assuming you have already been checked for a blood clot. If not this should be done first. The lack of hair and swelling sound like a vascular problem. You should have arterial Doppler or brachial index performed. This is a problem which can be related to polycythemia. The next step is neurologic testing. If you have lost hair in both legs there are endocrine causes ...Read more

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