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Which sort of skin disorder would cause knee puffiness?

Which sort of skin disorder would cause knee puffiness?

Psoriasis: The most common skin disorder that also affects the joints, including the knees, is psoriasis. Although certainly not all patients with psoriasis will develop joint problems, psoriatic arthritis may cause knee pain and swelling. ...Read more

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I have a physical job of bending up n down all day ... and the back of my knee is very painful and puffy?

I have a physical job of bending up n down all day ... and the back of my knee is very painful and puffy?

Puffy knee: The back of your knee is called the popliteal space. It is a common area for active people to develop a "Bakers cyst" which is an out-pouching of the synovium of the knee. ...Read more

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I have a little pain in my left leg at the back right on the part where the knee bends? May be a bit puffy.

I have a little pain in my left leg at the back right on the part where the knee bends? May be a bit puffy.

Baker's cyst: You may have a baker's cyst which is a benign cyst that develops in that area. Depending on the size it can cause pain. At times they will rupture and drain and then the swelling behind the knee resolves but the calf may get a little swollen from the fluid moving down. This will reabsorb over time. Your primary can diagnose this with just an exam. ...Read more

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My knee is puffy and numb after landing on it in a motorcycle accident that happened 3 weeks ago. What is wrong with my knee?

My knee is puffy and numb after landing on it in a motorcycle accident that happened 3 weeks ago. What is wrong with my knee?

One : Of several things, including a swollen or infected pre-patellar bursa, a joint effusion. You need to be evaluated by orthopedic or at least urgent care to exclude infection or internal derangement. ...Read more