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Knee Keeps Swelling
My right knee keeps swelling and it grinds when I bend it and very painful what could be going on?
Arthritis, advanced: These symptoms are most consistent with moderately advanced arthritis. You need to have an orthopedic evaluation and X-rays in the near future. If you are overweight, you should also consider a weight loss program. For now you may take an anti-inflammatory medication for the pain and swelling, assuming there is no history of gastric ulcers or bleeding from the colon. ...Read more
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
Knee keeps swelling after injury. Twisted 2.5weeks ago. Rested but still swells now with no pain. Acl is fine knee is stable.?
My knee keeps swelling it hurts, I dislocated it bout 4 years ago...What can I do? Its feels like its turing over when I walk! I've used ice an heat
Consult Orthopedics: This sounds like a complicated orthopedic surgery problem. You should consult an orthopedic surgeon. The swelling and symptoms you describe are certainly not normal and suggest a major joint problem. Exam, x-rays, and MRI will likely be needed. Treatments could include therapy, bracing, anti-inflammatory meds, injections, and possibly surgery. You should not let this persist. ...Read more
Broke patella 9 weeks ago. At 8 weeks started pt. Can't bend knee and foot keeps swelling up if not elevated. Should I be concerned?
Can't have mri due to screws in my knee but knee keeps locking random swelling laterally and pain lateral side (post op knee)+bilateral muscle spasms?
If the screws were: Placed in the last 15 years they should be MR safe. Their presence may cause artifact that degrades the image, but depending on what your doc is looking for, an MR might still provide useful diagnostic information. ...Read more
Hurt my knee monday. Keeps popping and swelling and very painful. I want to see if rest will make it better, but at what point do I need to see a dr?
Trauma???: Hard to answer without knowing how you hurt your knee. If you fell or sustained a traumatic event such as a twisting injury, it would be important to be seen soon to eval for a fracture or ligament injury. Without trauma, you have more time to see if it gets better with ice, rest and some anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more
Many things: The quick answer is there are many things that can cause swelling below the knee. The nice thing is that if you go to an experienced physician, most musculoskeletal problems can be relatively easily discerned, which of course would dictate treatment. Thus without specifics of where you are experiencing swelling, we will not be able to give you an appropriate answer. ...Read more
Depends: All kinds of variables. Varys from 1 2 another. Also how much pt u do, how aggressive, & ur personal response to the surgery. Ideally withno ccomplications & proper pt & bing as active as recommended by ur surgeon, & u progress as planned per pt & surgeons protcall, u should c it gradually decrease after the first week & b minimal @ the 6th 2 8th week. Fullness may always b present. ...Read more
Baker's cyst: Localized swelling behind the knee is typically a baker's cyst or popliteal cyst. These cysts can arise if there is fluid within the knee joint. To treat the baker's cyst, you need to identify the cause of the fluid in the knee first. An unusual cause of swelling behind the knee is a popliteal aneurysm - a potentially worrisome problem. Consult with an orthopaedic surgeon to start. ...Read more
A more important?: The more important question is why is it swelling randomly. Get the diagnosis right and the treatment usually becomes clear. ...Read more
As often as you like: Should keep in one position for no more than 20 minutes. This can be repeated as often as you like during the day. ...Read more
See a doctor: Need more info to give more detailed advice. I would recommend seeing a doctor for evaluation and a diagnosis. ...Read more
Plan: Give rest to your knee and use joint cream OTC for night time for a week. If it will be not better you need to go to the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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