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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


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Fell last night on the stairs my knee is swollen today?

Fell last night  on the stairs my knee is swollen today?

Knee injury: Question is-can you walk? If you can't bear any weight on the knee without severe pain you may have a fracture. If this is the case you should see your local doc or orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation with an exam and xrays. ...Read more

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I fell down on sidewalk and just below the knee towards the left of the knee is swollen and hurts to walk....what should i do?

I fell down on sidewalk and just below the knee towards the left of the knee is swollen and hurts to walk....what should i do?

RICE: Rest Ice Compression Elevation. If pain and swelling don't improve or worsen, visit your primary care or an urgent care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Yesterday I fell skating and my knee is swollen, painful and bruised. it hurts when I bend it while walking. is the only thing I can do is ice it?

Yesterday I fell skating and my knee is swollen, painful and bruised. it hurts when I bend it while walking. is the only thing I can do is ice it?

Ice for 48 hrs.: At a minimum, you have a contusion. RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) is standard first-line treatment. Oral anti-inflammatories like Aleve (naproxen) or Advil will help, but can increase bleeding. If the pain and swelling does not resolve in 1-2 weeks or if there is locking or giving out, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have no idea what has happened to my knees i fell and theyre swollen and sore and I have to limp I've never had a swollenscrape i fell at school and i skidded my knees and i scraped them one knee is swollen the other is extremely sore and i can't put pr

I have no idea what has happened to my knees i fell and theyre swollen and sore and I have to limp I've never had a swollenscrape i fell at school and i skidded my knees and i scraped them one knee is swollen the other is extremely sore and i can't put pr

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your problem. However, you described yourself as only skidding and scraping knees as the injury. However, you sustained a number of scrapes including one that is deep. The area is very painful, swollen and tender to the touch. I know that you used iodine and peroxide. However, I am wondering if you may have developed an infection of the skin overlying the knee caps to account for pain this severe. If the area is red, hot, has drainage, there is swelling of the surrounding area, there are red streaks or you have a fever - these are more definitive signs of infection. I don't recommend applying a pressure dressing. With your pain being this severe, it would be prudent to be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen what do I do?

My knee is swollen what do I do?

Be seen: If it does not respond to simple things like rest, ice, compression, elevation; I would consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my knee is swollen for no reason?

Why would it be that my knee is swollen for no reason?

Few reasons: There could be a few reason that include infection and gout. See a doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen, stiff and painful what's wrong?

My knee is swollen, stiff and painful what's wrong?

Water on knee: Sounds like you have fluid in your knee. It can be from an infection, injury, or arthritis. It should be evaluated asap by your doctor, an orthopedic surgeon, or go to the er. Bloodwork, xrays, and possibly an aspiration may be needed. You also have to worry about lyme disease which can be detected by a blood test. ...Read more

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My left knee is swollen and I don't know why?

My left knee is swollen and I don't know why?

Arthritis!: You need to see a doctor, especially someone in rheumatology. The fluid enlarging the joint needs special analysis. But you defininitely need evaluation! ...Read more

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My knee is swollen after exercise. What should I do?

My knee is swollen after exercise. What should I do?

Knee swelling: This is abnormal and means something is wrong with the joint. See a doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen and giving off heat. What should I do?

My knee is swollen and giving off heat. What should I do?

Get it evaluated.: Then it needs to be evaluated. If there was no injury involved, see a rheumatologist. If trauma was a component, i would suggest an orthopedist. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen from scrubbing floors. Has been for two weeks also calf swells can't put weight on it please advise.

My knee is swollen from scrubbing floors. Has been for two weeks also calf swells can't put weight on it please advise.

Housemaid's knee: You have pre pattler bursitis or housemaid' s knee from scrubing floors which can be cured with rest and ice. However, the swelling of your calf may be worrisome. You may have a deep vein thrombosis and i advise you to see a vascular surgeon or go to the er asap. ...Read more

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I had a lateral release july 25th. Now the outside of my knee is swollen and hard. Is this normal? What would cause it?

I had a lateral release july 25th. Now the outside of my knee is swollen and hard. Is this normal? What would cause it?

Get it looked at!: It is not normal for it to be hard (maybe a little swollen). This could be an infection. You should get it looked at as soon as possible- especially if you have a fever or chills. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen and painful after jumping up for a shot in basketball. It did not hurts but the second it started to hurt ?

My knee is swollen and painful after jumping up for a shot in basketball. It did not hurts but the second it started to hurt ?

Needs evaluation: A swollen knee in a 23 year old can be many things but is usually something significant. You should be evaluated by an orthopedist and you should have xrays. ...Read more