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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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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.?

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

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Right knee pain/no swelling! What could be wrong?

Right knee pain/no swelling! What could be wrong?

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.

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What can cause a burning sensation in chronic knee pain? No swelling just pain

What can cause a burning sensation in chronic knee pain? No swelling just pain

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.

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Knee pain. No swelling or redness. Feels like bones crunching together when I walk up or down stairs.

Knee pain. No swelling or redness. Feels like bones crunching together when I walk up or down stairs.

Arthritis: When cartilage is new, it is smooth and glides over each other. When the surfaces become arthritic, they become irregular and grate and crack as they go over each other. When this process involves the under surface of the knee cap, it is often worse going up and down stairs.

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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?

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.

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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, .

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Why do I always have knee pain? Sometimes there's swelling too.

Why do I always have knee pain? Sometimes there's swelling too.

See details: There are numerous causes of knee pain and swelling. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist for diagnosis and treatment.

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Knee pain with swelling I have to to get shots so wht is my condition?

Knee pain with swelling I have to to get shots so wht is my condition?

Arthritis: This sounds like you have symptoms of arthritis. If you didn't have any recent trauma to your knee this would be high on my differential.

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I have medial knee pain but the swelling is on the lateral side please explain?

I have medial knee pain but the swelling is on the lateral side please explain?

Swelling: Swelling ina knee joint may show up first laterally since there is not a muscle on that side close to the knee cap and it is more visible. The entire knee joint fills with fluid when it swells and the fluid can move around.

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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?

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?

Arthritis: The swelling suggests arthritis there can be many causes depending on your age: infection, crystals like gout or long term inflammatory arthritis you need evaluation.

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How come I have severe knee pain and no swelling?

How come I have severe knee pain and no swelling?

Often the case: One can have advanced osteoarthritis and no swelling. The pain is due to damage and not to inflammation. Have the knees evaluated and x rays done.

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What to do if I have very severe knee pain with no 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?

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I tripped several hrs ago but didn't hit floor. Twisted my knee. Pain/swelling have increased. Located in front area. Cant bear weight.

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

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How to solve knee pain and swelling?

How to solve knee pain and swelling?

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.

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Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

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.

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What can cause sudden knee pain and slight swelling?

What can cause sudden knee pain and slight swelling?

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.

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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!

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more