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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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Knee swelling and pain?

Knee swelling and pain?

Get it looked at: Anytime somithing inside the knee causes irritation, the knee will swell. This is called an effusion. Effusions are not normal in a normal knee. At your age the two most common causes are a meniscus tear or some early cartilage damage. If it persists, you should see a md and get weight bearing xrays and likely a mri. ...Read more

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24yoathlete.Sharp knee pain with ankle eversion+push off during walking. No swelling. Ext=no pain Flex=end range pain.No traumatic event.worsening?

24yoathlete.Sharp knee pain with ankle eversion+push off during walking. No swelling. Ext=no pain Flex=end range pain.No traumatic event.worsening?

Tendinitis of FDL/TA: Where I ur knee is the pain? If it is towards the bk, it sounds like u cd have strained the Flexor Digitorum Longus (FDL) tendon which runs from behind the knee to the medial (inner) part of the mid foot. If the pain is in the front, u cd have strained the tibialis anterior (TA) tendon instead, also known as "runner's knee" or "shin splints". Ice the area & rest; if not better in 2 wks, TTYD. GL. ...Read more

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Chance of dvt pain behind knee no swelling or heat or redness?

Chance of dvt pain behind knee no swelling or heat or redness?

Dvt: Localized pain behind the knee is not very common as a symptom of deep vein thrombosis. However doing a venous duplex ultrasound (Doppler-sonography) would identify and clarify this issue. Other issues could be localized knee problems, such as a Baker's cyst. If there is a recent history of airplane travel, then ultrasound would be recommended as there is risk of air travel related thrombosis ...Read more

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Leg swelling bellow knee . pain ANA discomfort from the knee to the toes .

Leg swelling bellow knee . pain ANA discomfort from the knee to the toes .

Blood clot : this could be a serious condition seek medical help immediately ...Read more

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11y.o. Female Intermittent pain to R knee X 1 year. "Hurts behind kneecap". No edema, redness or point tenderness, no known injury. Softball&cheer?

11y.o. Female Intermittent pain to R knee X 1 year.  "Hurts behind kneecap".  No edema, redness or point tenderness, no known injury.  Softball&cheer?

Not uncommon: Patellofemoral pain is not uncommon in young athletic children. Likely related to repetitive use from jumping, etc. Manage based on symptoms as you are. Avoid activities that make it worse. Warm up well. Stretch. Stretch again after activities ...Read more

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Constant knee pain in left knee, no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

Constant knee pain in left knee,  no injury, hard to walk, pain behind knee cap, knee gives out what can cause this?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist. You may have "patellar pain" or a variation of it, based on what your describing. If so, it's usually treated with medication and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Bumped knee below knee cap. Now have worsening pain when bending or attempting weight bearing. No swelling. Whole leg aches?

Bumped knee below knee cap. Now have worsening pain when bending or attempting weight bearing. No swelling. Whole leg aches?

Contusion: If this just occurred in recent days, you most likely have a contusion of the patellar tendon, infrapatellar fat pad or simply the soft tissues on the front of the knee. This tends to be a very sensitive area that is under tension when the knee bends Consider limiting painful activities, ice for 20 minutes 3-5x/day, and use ibuprofen/naproxen to relieve inflammation. See a doc if not improving. ...Read more

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Shin pain. No bruising or injury. No swelling. No heat or redness. Ice and rest help a tiny bit. Roll ankle makes pain unbearable.

Shin pain. No bruising or injury. No swelling. No heat or redness. Ice and rest help a tiny bit. Roll ankle makes pain unbearable.

Stretch muscles: "Shin splint" pain w/ no injury is best treated w/NSAIDs ( ibuprofen), stretching of your lower leg muscles ( w/ theraband) and weight loss.If no improvement consult w/ an orthopaedic surgeon for definitive diagnosis and examination.Lower limb alignment can predispose to shin pain. Other diagnoses(i.e) stress fractures,for instance have to be ruled out. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Cure for inner leg knee pain no swellkng?

Hard to say: without being evaluated or more info. Please see a sports medicine or musculoskeletal specialist. ...Read more

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Front of knee pain with catching feeling yesterday, today, behind knee pain hard to walk..No recent injury..overweight..no swelling or redness..DVT?

Front of knee pain with catching feeling yesterday, today, behind knee pain hard to walk..No recent injury..overweight..no swelling or redness..DVT?

Possibly: Unfortunately, even the physical exam looking for a DVT is only about 50 percent accurate. So if you do have posterior knee pain and particularly swelling in the leg, you may need to be seen for an ultrasound. You could very well not have a DVT, but having one is potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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Extreme lower outer thigh pain 11d post op l knee arthro-mpfl repair &removal of osteochondral piece-severe swelling, hard to bend 3mth since injury?

Extreme lower outer thigh pain 11d post op l knee arthro-mpfl repair &removal of osteochondral piece-severe swelling, hard to bend 3mth since injury?

Pain @ 11d is common: When fluid and swelling are present in the knee, you will usually see it on outer part of thigh. If a tourniquet was used it can also cause residual but temporary pain in thigh. If the surgeon did a lateral release that also causes pain on outer thigh. If pain is severe you should have your doctor examine to make sure there is not an infection or determine if fluid needs to be removed from knee. ...Read more

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Pain in back of foot now radiating up leg & swelling No injury?

Pain in back of foot now radiating up leg & swelling No injury?

Differential : Diagnosis would include achilles tendonopathy, post tibial tendonopathy, post tibial neuritis, clot in leg Without examine you the first concern would be a clot in the leg particularly if here is swelling or pain in the calf region. If pain is not there I would not worry as much for a clot and then can move on with he eat of the differential... ...Read more

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Extreme quadricep pain, painful weight bearing & causing knee to buckle.no injury or bruising could I have torn it? Hx of random sprains w/o injury

Extreme quadricep pain, painful weight bearing & causing knee to buckle.no injury or bruising could I have torn it? Hx of random sprains w/o injury

Quad tendon tear: Spontaneous or low impact quad tendon tear is more common in middle aged men than young women, but should have an exam and MRI to be sure. Can you straighten out your knee against gravity? Are you a runner or soccer player as quad dysfunction is common in female athletes. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lt calf sudden pain no redness or swelling?

Sharp   pain in lt calf sudden pain no redness or  swelling?

Muscle cramps: This is commonly known as Charlie horse. It occur due to fatigue of the muscles. It can also occur in the unconditioned athlete. If that happens to you again you can stop what you're doing massage the muscle apply either hot or cold compress. You can also do some stretching of the muscle. If the problem continues visit your PCP for further evaluationyou may need to have your calcium an ...Read more

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Having increased pain in the kneecap, knee is twisting feeling unstable 5 months post op acl/mcl no swelling no poping there has been a snapping?

Having increased pain in the kneecap, knee is twisting  feeling unstable 5 months post op acl/mcl no swelling no poping there has been a snapping?

Muscle weakness: The feeling of instability can be due to muscle weakness, a torn meniscus or looseness in your acl/mcl. You can measure your thigh circumference 6 inches above each kneecap as crude way of determining muscle atrophy. The other two conditions would need to be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more