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Injured Drained Swollen Joint Knee
When they say an injured athlete had fluid drained from a swollen joint such as the knee, what is this fluid?
Synovial fluid: Usually this is synovial fluid. Synovial fluid's job is to lubricate and protect the joint. In the presence of injury, inflammation or infection, the synovial lining (part of the joint capsule), overcompensates by producing an excess amount of synovial fluid. Too much fluid can cause pain and tightness in the joint and restrict range of motion. With an acute injury, blood may also fill the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause enthesopathy in a young child with pain in feet &knees & 1:160 speckled ana.Rhuemo not sure what's wrong cause no joint swelling?
Apophysitis: Or growing pains. Very common in that age bracket. Most common is knee or osgood-schlatters and heel or sever's. ...Read more
Orthopedic or pcp: See an orthopedic doctor or your primary care physician. ...Read more
I recently developed a swollen, painful, stiff left knee, but have no history of trauma to the joint. Any ideas for the cause?
If you have lupus and RA , would you need to have to knee drained? Swollen as well & back of knee too. Very painful & hard to walk at times?
I've got a swollen and painful knee. I've not injured it. The pain is under my knee cap and when walking it feels like it try 2 give way on me.
Internal derangement: something in the knee is wrong, resulting in the pain and the fluid. It doesn't always happen after a recognized trauma. Since the meniscus pads and the cartilage have no nerves, sometimes people don't feel it when they tear something. You should see an orthopedic specialist to get it checked out. ...Read more
My knee is swollen, extreme pain whether i'm laying down sitting most importantly while i'm walking.Feels like joint is locked hard to straighten out?
Hi, i woke up this morning with a very swollen knee. There is little to no pain its just extremely tight and swollen. I dont recollect whether i injured it or not but it may of resulted from squating. Its been 3 days since that and the swelling appeared t
Ice and advil (ibuprofen): if not better in day or two may need to have it checked ...Read more
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