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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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I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

I have numbness & tingling down right leg only... Has caused me to trip & fall... Also have swelling at the knee & a lump in my thigh...??

Recommend: You have few conditions that definitely require doctors evaluation. Swelling of the knee and thigh lump need as minimum XRay. Please make appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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Pain just under and back of right knee after a fall, there was a lot of swelling at first but now its normal, can't put pressure on the leg, X-ray normal?

Pain just under and back of right knee after a fall, there was a lot of swelling at first but now its normal, can't put pressure on the leg, X-ray normal?

Possible bone bruise: Initial xrays may be negative and still have significant injury to either bone or soft tissues. Persistent symptoms might prompt further evaluation by orthopedist, possible mr. ...Read more

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Sparatic feeling of numbness on knee. When I go to touch my knee it isn't numb. No pain, no swelling and no redness?

Sparatic feeling of numbness on knee. When I go to touch my knee it isn't numb. No pain, no swelling and no redness?

Nerve irritation?: Feelings of numbness are often related to some sort of nerve irritation, similar to when you sit on your legs too long and get 'pins and needles.' see a dr forn an evaluation if the feelings persisits and you will be be on your way to getting a diagnostic work up. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen, I had cortisone shot 5 days ago, the swelling still didn't go down, causes numbness. Do I need another cortisone shot?

My knee is swollen, I had cortisone shot 5 days ago, the swelling still didn't go down, causes numbness. Do I need another cortisone shot?

No: If the cortisone injection didn't help, getting a second injection would not be indicated. You should have your knee reexamined. If your physician feels fluid is still present then he/she may want to aspirate your knee to examine the fluid to help determine the cause of the swelling. This will allow your doctor to treat the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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I have noticed numbness on the inner side of my right knee. I do cross my legs and cycle, may be related. No pain, swelling or redness.

I have noticed numbness on the inner side of my right knee. I do cross my legs and cycle, may be related. No pain, swelling or redness.

Either one possible: Crossing your legs or, depending on the width of the bicycle seat and how you sit on it could be putting pressure on some nerves causing the symptoms. Try not crossing your legs for a while. If you still feel numbness, don't ride your bicycle for a while. It could also be due to something else, but you'll know once you stop these actions. Numbness could take a few weeks to improve, be patient. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Short answer YES: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer to your question is you need to be thoroughly examined by a neurologist and possibly undergo electrical as well as imaging diagnostics. Feel free to follow my webpage at www. Healthtap. Com/Drsaghafi choosing key code: PDXFNR in order to make a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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I've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?

I've been having mild pain and some numbness on my left leg for about a week now. Mostly around the knee and calf area. No swelling or other symptoms?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I scraped my leg on a car door, now there's an oval shaped black&blue mark that developed a lump inside it w/swelling& numbness in my knee. Do I worry?

I scraped my leg on a car door, now there's an oval shaped black&blue mark that developed a lump inside it w/swelling& numbness in my knee. Do I worry?

If no sign of infect: ...ion, most likely an organizing hematoma. Numbness can B front injury 2 the superficial sensory nerves when scraped. Usually will run its course, though U may always have a small lump there. Ice, compression, elevate, later heat. If run fever or progresses C Ur PCP, numbness usually goes away or Ur brain gets tired of hearing about it & U won't notice it. ...Read more

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I thought deep pain in my legs was from my heart, but cath came back 'clean.' What else could it be? Also have swelling, numbness above knee.

I thought deep pain in my legs was from my heart, but cath came back 'clean.' What else could it be? Also have swelling, numbness above knee.

Arthritis: As a rheumatologist leg pain would IMG_3941.JPGnot usually let us think about the heart as being the cause. We think about arthritis, we think about circulation, We would think about muscle problems, and I would discuss this with your physician and consider seeing a rheumatologist ...Read more

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When I was ten I broke my left femur bone and dislocated my left knee and now I'm 16 and I'm still having problems with it like swelling and numbness?

When I was ten I broke my left femur bone and dislocated my left knee and now I'm 16 and I'm still having problems with it like swelling and numbness?

Orthopedic surgeon: Was the fracture complicated by infection?
It may be time to see an orthopedic surgeon and it may be time to get an MRi. Start with the surgeon. ...Read more

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I fell on concrete Friday. My right knee is numb but, I can walk pain free. There is numbness. Swelling is almost gone. Should I see a doctor?

I fell on concrete Friday. My right knee is numb but, I can walk pain free. There is numbness. Swelling is almost gone. Should I see a doctor?

Contusion: Most likely this contusion type knee injury bruised superficial nerves. As long as the knee isn't showing increasing swelling or causing increasing pain you can hold off on seeing a physician. The numbness may take days or weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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Swelling behind knee, slight numbness in lower leg and toes, d dimer neg for clot, told I have low prob for clots in er, what else could this be?

Swelling behind knee, slight numbness in lower leg and toes, d dimer neg for clot, told I have low prob for clots in er, what else could this be?

Baker's cyst: A baker's cyst can cause swelling in the back of the knee, and if large enough cause cause pain and numbness there and into the leg. See an orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can't stand more than 5 minutes right leg is numb down front of thigh to knee. Very sharp pain feels like inside of bone. Sitting helps but numbness never leaves. Sometimes feels like thigh and knee are swollen but isn't any swelling?

Can't stand more than 5 minutes right leg is numb down front of thigh to knee. Very sharp pain feels like inside of bone. Sitting helps but numbness never leaves. Sometimes feels like thigh and knee are swollen but isn't any swelling?

Nerve: Sounds like you have a nerve entrapment in the leg. Something could be pressing on the nerve. Need to see a doctor for exam, possible imaging or vascular testing to find what is causing the problem.
There maybe a problem with the circulation that is causing the leg to feel swollen but you can't see anything.
See a doctor for further work up. ...Read more

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Knee swelling pain numbness had injection and physical therapy didn't work see nothing on MRI degeneration on X-ray what could be problem

Knee swelling pain numbness had injection and physical therapy didn't work see nothing on MRI degeneration on X-ray what could be problem

? Patellofemoral Pain: Patellofemoral syndrome causes anterior knee pain typically increased with activity and worsens when descending steps or hills. It can also be triggered by prolonged sitting, affecting 1 or both knees, and may have normal mri, usually related to abnormal patella tracking. Tx can include patella taping, stabilization brace and therapy to strengthening vmo, increase hip/calf/it band flexibility. ...Read more

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Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?

Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?

What the heel is it.: Continuing to exercise at this point may inadvertently do further damage to the nerve involved. Would be best to get a evaluation to safeguard against prolonging your condition. ...Read more

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Acute left knee trauma = 1wk ago = bruising, swelling, numbness, burning and pain. Doing: rest, ice, compression, elevation = help. Any ideas?

Acute left knee trauma = 1wk ago = bruising, swelling, numbness, burning and pain. Doing: rest, ice, compression, elevation = help. Any ideas?

Get examined: It would help to know how you hurt your knee (direct fall on it...Awkward landing after a jump w/ a 'pop', etc.). The mechanism of injury can often lead to a certain diagnosis. A good examination of your non- injured knee, then a thorough exam of the injured knee by an experienced ors should give you your diagnosis. If needed, an MRI may be helpful to confirm... Best of luck! ...Read more

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I'm 34 F have pain &tingling in left back knee, calf, hamstring & back (No swelling/redness) Numbness on heel & last 2fingers in arm. Have mild scolios?

I'm 34 F have pain &tingling in left back knee, calf, hamstring & back (No swelling/redness) Numbness on heel & last 2fingers in arm. Have mild scolios?

Too much: In all those anatomic distributions, I don't believe there is any one single diagnosis that can be invoked as an explanation. I'm afraid you have numerous areas of rheumatism and arthritis - I don't think your mild scoliosis is a factor here. ...Read more

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4 months post op tkr. Having severe pain and numbness around rt. Foot. Skin very sensitive to touch. No swelling. No knee pain. Bones do not seem to be pai?

4 months post op tkr. Having severe pain and numbness around rt. Foot. Skin very sensitive to touch. No swelling. No knee pain. Bones do not seem to be pai?

Nerve entrapment: When the surgical site heals some of the superficial nerves can get trapped in the scar tissue which can cause the skin to be very sensitive to the touch. ...Read more

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Fell on my right knee from my bicycle about 20 days ago, now I can put pressure but still there is some swelling and radiating pain if kept bent.

Fell on my right knee from my bicycle about 20 days ago, now I can put pressure but still there is some swelling and radiating pain if kept bent.

Knee Pain: Many things can cause knee pain including a fracture or break typically diagnosed by x ray. Most fractures cause pain when you walk. Other causes include a ligamentous strain or tear as well as a meniscal tear. Swelling of the joint or an effusion can be associated with an internal injury of the knee. To diagnose a ligament or mensical injury an exam and possible MRI are needed. ...Read more

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Its me again this is for the person that answered my knee question my other knee is starting to swell too what do I do I fell today my left knee started swelling first I used peroxide and iodine I know not to use a pressure bandage but I can bearley take

Its me again this is for the person that answered my knee question my other knee is starting to swell too what do I do I fell today my left knee started swelling first I used peroxide and iodine I know not to use a pressure bandage but I can bearley take

If: If a patient has a fall and has pain in the knee, with swelling present, then an x-ray may be indicated to determine if there is a fracture. If the pain is persistent, then a cartilaginous or ligamentous cause must be considered as a possibility. Using advil (ibuprofen) and an ace wrap, along with ice and elevation, are reasonable but if the pain persists then a medical evaluation is reasonable. ...Read more

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My Patella is tender to touch, and hurts and pops when the knee is bent. There isn't any noticeable swelling. But there is pressure around patella.

My Patella is tender to touch, and hurts and pops when the knee is bent. There isn't any noticeable swelling. But there is pressure around patella.

Get evaluated: Patello-femoral knee pain (pain behind the knee cap) can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, and neoplasm. Patello-femoral pain can be very common and some rest, NSAIDS, and therapy are usually helpful. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need. ...Read more

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Yesterday I fell hard onto my twisted knee. I felt this popping sensation/pain. Slight swelling feels full of pressure. Motrin not helping. Next step?

Yesterday I fell hard onto my twisted knee. I felt this popping sensation/pain. Slight swelling feels full of pressure. Motrin not helping. Next step?

U knee d attention.: Start by icing, elevating and staying off it. You need to have it evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. The sooner the better. ...Read more

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Hit knee on hardwood playing soccer. Bruise & hard bump formed w/swelling. 3 weeks later, small bump still here & hurts w/pressure. Will it go away?

Hit knee on hardwood playing soccer. Bruise & hard bump formed w/swelling. 3 weeks later, small bump still here & hurts w/pressure. Will it go away?

Yes: Very likely you had a small collection of blood beneath the skin called a hematoma and/or bursitis if the affected area is in front of the kneecap. It often takes several months for the body to naturally resorb the blood and for the soft tissue to become flat and smooth again. This area is very sensitive to pressure because of the lack of fat/cushioning. You will continue to get better! ...Read more

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My knee is swelling and hard after bone graft was toke I can't stand any pressure in it is this normal?

My knee is swelling and hard after bone graft was toke I can't stand any pressure in it is this normal?

Need more info..: Cannot answer your question w/ out more information. Was bone graft taken from your proximal tibia (near your knee)? For what reason? How long ago was this procedure done? Or did you have a cartilage graft placed in your knee (oats)...? ...Read more

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I fell directly on my knee on concrete. I have slight swelling and bruising dull pain down side of calf. Sharp pain with pressure is applied and bent.

I fell directly on my knee on concrete. I have slight swelling and bruising dull pain down side of calf. Sharp pain with pressure is applied and bent.

Get eval: With a fall on concrete, with full weight bearing onto your knee cap, best for you to get it evaluated with a possible x-ray as you may have fractured your patella bone (knee cap). Good luck. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more