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My right knee keeps swelling and it grinds when I bend it and very painful what could be going on?

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

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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Had scar tissue removed from my knee 4 weeks ago. Knee keeps swelling up, is this normal?

Had scar tissue removed from my knee 4 weeks ago. Knee keeps swelling up, is this normal?

"Reactive swelling": Are you walking around without a cane????? Are you following your Orthopedist;s instructions? The swelling is normal after any arthroscopy! Usually a cane is recommended for a while!! Check with your surgeon! ...Read more

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Knee keeps swelling after injury. Twisted 2.5weeks ago. Rested but still swells now with no pain. Acl is fine knee is stable.?

Knee keeps swelling after injury. Twisted 2.5weeks ago. Rested but still swells now with no pain. Acl is fine knee is stable.?

Ortho eval: Possibilities include cartilage damage (chondral injury) and meniscal tear. These may req surgery. Other possibilities as well, but most of time will get better with conservative treatment. I rec seeing an ortho doc. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

If you are hobbling-: -along, you are getting dependent edema because you are not using your muscles 2 help keep the fluid from your feet & lower legs. Once you are able 2 walk normally it will go away. After a nites rest you pee it out & gone by morning. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What causes swelling of the knee?

What causes swelling of the knee?

Arthritis: Arthritis, such as osteoarthritis is the most common cause. There are several other conditions including gout and lymes disease to name a few examples that may cause swelling. See a dr. For an evaluation and get your cause diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes swelling below the knee?

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

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How do I reduce swelling into my knee?

How do I reduce swelling into my knee?

Determine the cause: The first step is to determine the cause of the swelling. Then appropriate treatment can be initiated. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Swelling behind the knee why? And painfull why?

Swelling behind the knee why? And painfull why?

? Bakers Cyst: If this is fluid filled swelling, one of the differentials is Bakers Cyst. It could be lymph nodes as well. Its better to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does the swelling last after knee replacemt.

How long does the swelling last after knee replacemt.

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

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What are potential causes of swelling behind the knee?

What are potential causes of swelling behind the knee?

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

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How could you make your knee stop swelling up randomly?

How could you make your knee stop swelling up randomly?

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

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How often should you put ice on your knee for swelling?

How often should you put ice on your knee for swelling?

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

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What should we do about the swelling in my girlfriends knee?

See a doctor: Need more info to give more detailed advice. I would recommend seeing a doctor for evaluation and a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my knee popped yesterday. Swelling but almost no pain?

What do you suggest if my knee popped yesterday. Swelling but almost no pain?

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