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I Have A Swollen Knee And My Thigh Is Numb
I have right knee swollen, my thigh area goes numb and my feet also go numb, should I go c neurologist?
For starters...: Based on your post the first place you should go is to your primary care physician; although your complaints sound like there is a neurological component to them; the swollen rt knee needs looking at...There may be a vascular issue as well which is why the primary care doc is the place to start. ...Read more
Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times.?
You need an eval: Some of the reasons for your symptoms are things that need immediate care depending how long you have been suffering with those symptoms. Please see a medical doctor right away. If your right sided symptoms are signs of a stroke, than you need to be in a hospital now. Depends on how long you have been dealing with this, so if just today, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more
Can a swollen knee or the removal of fluids from the swell, cause a thigh to be slimmer than the other? It appears one of mine is slimmer.
Not exactly: That is probably the quadriceps atrophy that a painful knee causes your noticing causing your thigh to appear slimmer less muscle, corrected in rehab after cause of your joint effusion is diagnosed and corrected ...Read more
Painful/swollen knee - pain/swelling now spreading to upper thigh also starting to affect other knee no injury-what could this be from? For months now
A week ago I woke to a swollen knee couldn't straighten at all. Very painfull I can straighten my leg a bit bette still painfull & pain down to ankle?
Swollen knee: A swollen knee without trauma in a 22 year old female is usually activity related. If you don't remember an injury the three causes for swelling in most cases are 1) irritation around the knee cap 2.) a torn lateral meniscus. 3.) a rheumatologic disorder. A virtual consult would be a helpful next step if it doesn't get better with rest/ice/ Motrin within a couple days. ...Read more
Tough to say: Could be a Baker's Cyst. Tough to say for sure. Ultrasound behind knee could show this. ...Read more
Painful swollen knee feels like in the bone an moving down my leg what could it be haven't hurt it or anything?
Need examination.: Your description is not very specific. It may reflect many conditions/diseased structures in the knee. At this time you may try OTC baby aspirin once day to "take edges off" provided however you do not have active gastritis or history of bleeding/spontaneous bruising. See your PMD for further exam/eval. ...Read more
After mva have knee problems 1st wk walked only on toes of r leg swollen knee unable to do certain thing now constantly have chronic aching/sharp pain?
See details: Significant joint pain after trauma demands an evaluation, not a question over the internet to a doctor who cannot examine the knee or order tests to evaluate the cause. See an orthopedist in your area. ...Read more
Can't stand more than 5 minutes right leg is numb down front of thigh to knee. Very sharp pain feels like inside of bone. Sitting helps but numbness never leaves. Sometimes feels like thigh and knee are swollen but isn't any swelling?
Sounds like you have a nerve entrapment in the leg. Something could be pressing on the nerve. Need to see a doctor for exam, possible imaging or vascular testing to find what is causing the problem.
There maybe a problem with the circulation that is causing the leg to feel swollen but you can't see anything.
See a doctor for further work up. ...Read more
After hot showers have red rash on thighs, knees, and feet. Feet r bright red, swollen, & numb. Same symptoms on hand 2 nights ago, any thoughts?
Increase blood flow: Increase in temperature (hot shower) cause increase blood flow to the extremities and skin and you could have red rash type appearance and associated swelling and numbness. ...Read more
I slipped in shower banged my knee into the metal trim where door is now my knee is swollen and feels like my whole leg is numb.
I woke up at night with my left leg feeling swollen and numb. It was gone next morning. There is a sore spot behind and below my left knee.
Leg swelling: If true swelling of the leg occurs and there is discomfort or tenderness behind the knee or in the calf, phlebitis is a concern and a leg ultrasound is recommended. A Baker's cyst is another possibility. In any event I feel that you should be examined by a physician and he/she will order any appropriate tests. ...Read more
28 yrs& having pain from below the knee to toes & bottom of foot. Toes & foot feels numb & it hurts to put weight on it and walk. Front of leg swollen?
With any: Unusual pain, swelling and numbness in the leg and foot it is highly recommended that you get seen in person by your doctor as soon as possible. You will likely need some lab work done and possibly an xray. Most important is to get a proper history and physical which will give an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
Superficial peroneal nerve compression syndrome is there a cure? Leg hurts knee swollen foot tingling numb for a month speclist app 3 weeks
May need surgical op: May need surgical therapy. This is a complex problem and requires special expertise. The diagnosis must be clear. There may also be causalgia complicating this. It appears you have other medical problems which need perspective ...Read more
I have a lot of pain behind my left wrist. Left leg swollen below my knee. Toes and heels numb shooting pains in feet low iron in blood test?
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Few issues here. You need to be careful the swelling below the knee is not in the calf region as a clot is a serious problem.
The wrist pain I would see an orthopedist for who can comment on your other issues as well. Not sure if that. Swelling is impinging a nerve causing the foot and toe numbness or if they are unrelated. ...Read more
Had lateral release 4 months ago, still have extreme pain in thigh area above knee/swelling of muscle area?
Follow up with doc: This obviously is not normal. I recommend you follow-up with your surgeon or get a 2nd opinion. I suspect you likely have associated osteoarthritis and a lateral release is not very helpful for that. Other structures inside/outside the joint need to be evaluated. Don't suffer, seek more help! If I can help, join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
Went to ER for suspected dvt, I didn't get a ultrasound but he felt my leg, told me it was sciatica, still have thigh/knee swelling sciatica does that?
No see your physicia: See your physician, get an exaiantion and get the ultrasound and an evaluation for other causes. ...Read more
I have a swollen knee what do I do? Just started playing frisbee again after 5months. Played 2 straight days from 6-8pm. Then my knee swell a little
Most likely injury: If your knee swelling started right after a lot of physical activity, it's very likely that you sustained a minor injury that is causing your knee to swell even if you don't recall it happening. Put ice on it, take NSAIDS (Motrin or naproxen) and if it doesn't start improving after a few days, be sure to see your regular doctor for further evaluation. You may need to see an orthopedic doc. ...Read more
See details: The best thing you can do is have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and the best treatment for it. ...Read more
I have a swollen knee about 3x it's size. Also squishy, apparently has fluid on it. What can I do take swelling down? Used ice, and alieve.
I have a swollen knee after playing basketball. But there is no pain whatsoever. It just feels liquidy (i.e: liquid is surrounding my knee and kneecap?
Effusion: You're describing a knee "effusion" or collection of fluid surrounding the knee joint. Effusions are the body's response to injury. Since you have no pain, the injury is probably minor. Best to rest it, elevate it and apply ice a few times a day for about 3 days. Once the swelling goes down, you can resume normal activities, but do so gradually. OTC Ibuprofen might help also. Best wishes. ...Read more
See your doctor: You doctor will need to perform an evaluation to determine what is causing it and may have to drain fluid from it. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have a swollen knee again; what should I do to avoid another arthroscopic surgery for septic knee?
See your doctor: Assuming by your question you have had a septic knee previously, you need to be evaluated quickly. If infection is present in your knee, timely treatment is essential. You may not be able to avoid another surgery, but quick treatment could help you avoid more major treatment. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with polyneruopathy. Now I have a swollen knee and a positive. Ana and a ANA titer 1:320 and the doctor said I was borderline. If i?
Is it normal to have a swollen knee and also have extreme burning pain in the knee joint? Is a root tear the same as a displacement of the root?
Not normal: A swollen joint is never normal and joint pain is never normal. I cannot speak about "root tears.". ...Read more
I recently started experiencing a swollen knee and both feet as well. can you tell me what could cause this?
Swollen knee & legs: Swelling in both feet is concerning and may be related to several different causes inlcuding positional changes, activity, heart function and kidney health to name a few. ...Read more
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