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Intermittent Knee Pain No Swelling
Intermittent right knee pain and swelling, severe stretched knee pain awakens me at night for past 3 days, pain increases with prolonged stretch/bend?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
What would cause sharp intermittent knee pain, worse on flexion. No obvious swelling. Pain for a few days then settles for a week or two. ?
Meniscal injury: I have the same injury so I can attest as a patient. Injury to the medial or lateral meniscus, frequently caused by a twisting or cutting motion, can cause sharp pain on knee flexion. Partial or complete tear to the posterior cruciate ligament can also cause some knee pain, though it is usually accompanied by some swelling. If the pain is mostly localized to the anterior kneecap or just below ...Read more
11 y.I. F with intermittent knee pain above & below kneecap. No known injury, redness, swelling or pain to touch. athletic in softball & cheer.
Knee pain: The knee can be caused by arthritis, ligament injury, tendon tears, muscle strain ... Without additional information, it's difficult to identify the cause of your pain. I advised you seeking help from a health care provider (pcp, pain management doctor, orthopedic doctor ...). You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Burning knee. : The knee is the largest joint on the body and although it seems like it is very simple, it is a complex joint. The tissue around the joint includes bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Damage to any of these tissues can cause burning pain. A typical example is damage to the cartilage under the knee cap (patella). This is called chondromalacia and can cause burning in the front of the knee. ...Read more
Knee pain. No swelling or redness. Feels like bones crunching together when I walk up or down stairs.
Pain started at bottom left foot near heel, now top foot left pain with calf and behind thr knee pain. No swelling, wear sandals, lots of standing?
Foot specialist?: Hard to say, but it could even be from improper fit of your shoes and the standing or both. I would be evaluated by a professional and not try to heal yourself, which could make things worse. ...Read more
Left knee pain, no swelling or bruising. Painful when , often or moved, however no pain when weight bearing. Pain when walking on, y because of movement?
Chondromalacia: Knee pain in a 16 year old female is often related to chondromalacia. This involves the joint behind the kneecap. See an orthopedist. Specific exercises often provide good benefit. Of course, other causes for the pain such as tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis of the knee itself are also possible, . ...Read more
Knee pain and swelling what could that be?Is it considered serious should I be worried? Any tips on how to lessen the pain and swelling?
See ur doc: If your pain is so severe go see ur doc? What did u do to cause pain? Where is your pain? What other symptoms are u having? Did u try rest, anti iflammatories , or anything else? ...Read more
I tripped several hrs ago but didn't hit floor. Twisted my knee. Pain/swelling have increased. Located in front area. Cant bear weight.
Internal Derangement: I suspect you have Internal Derangement of the knee. You could have torn cartilage,broken bone, torn ligaments or torn tendons. Ice the knee now and tomorrow 20 minute sat a time and after that heat. See your physician to help clarify the diagnosis and be certain you did not break anything ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis: The first issue is the specific diagnosis. Once that is made, then treatment options can be given. Knee swelling can come from injury, arthritis, or even inflammatory conditions such as gout. Do not hesitate to be seen. Usually an exam and possibly other studies and/ or aspiration will determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends....: There are medications or other modalities which are used in managing swelling around the knee. Medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) are useful, but you should be aware of the potential side effects of these medications, particularly for extended use. Ice is often your best friend when suffering from swelling around the knee. The best treatment is to treat the cause of the swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few thoughts: Joint infection, meniscus injury/tear, ligament injury, developing bursal cyst/bursities, tendon injury/inflammation, overuse, kneeling, foot dysfunction, etc. etc. A proper history and physical, incl. osteopathic exam may find the cause.Other tests may help.Treatment may include prolotherapy, manipulaiton, medications, surgery, etc. ...Read more
would it be possible to hyperextend a knee if the injury occurred before? The symptoms are knee pain, swelling and warmth.
? Yes: if u hyperextended you knee before and had symptoms ( pain , seelling, 'looseness feeling') than the chances are definitely higher of it happening again; esp. if u are 'loose jointed' to begin with and then tore your ACL... See an experienced orthopedic surgeon for examination and diagnosis . Best of Luck! ...Read more
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