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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Knee Swelling

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Dr. David Schleimer
1,498 doctors shared insights

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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How can I reduce knee swelling?

How can I reduce knee swelling?

Depends: Knee swelling is a symptom of something wrong inside the knee. A cartilage tear, a ligament tear, gout or other inflammatory processes or even just osteoarthritis can be the cause of the swelling. It is important to figure out the source. A physician trained in orthopedics or sports medicine can do this by your history and then doing an exam and sometimes draining the knee or doing some bloodwork. ...Read more

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How can I make knee swelling go away?

How can I make knee swelling go away?

Depends: Knee swelling occurs because of something going on in your knee. So , you need to treat the cause of the swelling. Typical causes include arthritis, cartilage tears, lyme disase, etc... Best of luck ...Read more

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How can I naturally reduce knee swelling?

How can I naturally reduce knee swelling?

Swollen knee: The best way is to rest it and apply ice... Get it checked if it is hot, painful or red. ...Read more

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Why is my knee swelling and i haven't hurt it?

Why is my knee swelling and i haven't hurt it?

Arthritis: Numerous arthritic conditions cause knee swelling and have no relation to trauma. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I took a fall; hurt my bad knee; swelling; can't put too much weight on it.?

I took a fall; hurt my bad knee; swelling; can't put too much weight on it.?

Knee Injury: Seek medical care including exam, xrays to find the diagnosis and treatment asap, if you can not get an appointment with orthpedic, go to er. Meanwhile use crutches and take some over the counter pain meds put ice on the injured knee till you seek medical care. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...Read more