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How to solve knee pain and swelling?

How to solve knee pain and swelling?

Diagnosis: The first issue is the specific diagnosis. Once that is made, then treatment options can be given. Knee swelling can come from injury, arthritis, or even inflammatory conditions such as gout. Do not hesitate to be seen. Usually an exam and possibly other studies and/ or aspiration will determine the cause. ...Read more

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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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Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

Depends....: There are medications or other modalities which are used in managing swelling around the knee. Medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) are useful, but you should be aware of the potential side effects of these medications, particularly for extended use. Ice is often your best friend when suffering from swelling around the knee. The best treatment is to treat the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden knee pain and slight swelling?

What can cause sudden knee pain and slight swelling?

A few thoughts: Joint infection, meniscus injury/tear, ligament injury, developing bursal cyst/bursities, tendon injury/inflammation, overuse, kneeling, foot dysfunction, etc. etc. A proper history and physical, incl. osteopathic exam may find the cause.Other tests may help.Treatment may include prolotherapy, manipulaiton, medications, surgery, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I always have knee pain? Sometimes there's swelling too.

Why do I always have knee pain? Sometimes there's swelling too.

See details: There are numerous causes of knee pain and swelling. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Knee pain with swelling I have to to get shots so wht is my condition ?

Knee pain with swelling I have to to get shots so wht is my condition ?

Arthritis: This sounds like you have symptoms of arthritis. If you didn't have any recent trauma to your knee this would be high on my differential. ...Read more

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I have medial knee pain but the swelling is on the lateral side please explain?

I have medial knee pain but the swelling is on the lateral side please explain?

Swelling: Swelling ina knee joint may show up first laterally since there is not a muscle on that side close to the knee cap and it is more visible. The entire knee joint fills with fluid when it swells and the fluid can move around. ...Read more

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would it be possible to hyperextend a knee if the injury occurred before? The symptoms are knee pain, swelling and warmth.

would it be possible to hyperextend a knee if the injury occurred before? The symptoms are knee pain, swelling and warmth.

? Yes: if u hyperextended you knee before and had symptoms ( pain , seelling, 'looseness feeling') than the chances are definitely higher of it happening again; esp. if u are 'loose jointed' to begin with and then tore your ACL... See an experienced orthopedic surgeon for examination and diagnosis . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Knee pain and swelling what could that be?Is it considered serious should I be worried? Any tips on how to lessen the pain and swelling?

Knee pain and swelling what could that be?Is it considered serious should I be worried? Any tips on how to lessen the pain and swelling?

Arthritis : The swelling suggests arthritis there can be many causes depending on your age: infection, crystals like gout or long term inflammatory arthritis you need evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause a random redness and warmth in knees, without any pain or swelling that comes with it?

What could cause a random redness and warmth in knees, without any pain or swelling that comes with it?

Knee redness: Knee redness and warmth without pain, tenderness or swelling suggests skin reactivity ? To friction or irritation from clothing. Cellulitis doesn't appear likely to be present due to transient nature of your symptoms and absence of spreading redness and simultaneous involvement of both knees. An allergic reaction also is unlikely due to lack of itching and ongoing eruption. ...Read more

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How come I have severe knee pain and no swelling?

How come I have severe knee pain and no swelling?

Often the case: One can have advanced osteoarthritis and no swelling. The pain is due to damage and not to inflammation. Have the knees evaluated and x rays done. ...Read more

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How to treat knee pain on anterolateral side with swelling?

RICE: Begin with rice, and limiting your activity. Once your pain and swelling subside gradually return to your desired level of activity. If you fail to improve, see an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very severe knee pain with no swelling?

What to do if I have very severe knee pain with no swelling?

See ur doc: If your pain is so severe go see ur doc? What did u do to cause pain? Where is your pain? What other symptoms are u having? Did u try rest, anti iflammatories , or anything else? ...Read more

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Sudden left knee pain with no injury or swelling. What could be wrong?

Sudden left knee pain with no injury or swelling. What could be wrong?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Knee pain, with a clear X-ray and only very slight swelling, What could cause it?

Knee pain, with a clear X-ray and only very slight swelling, What could cause it?

Chondromalacia: This is likely chondromalacia, a tracking abnormality at the interphase between the kneecap and the thigh bone. See an orthopedist ...Read more

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My papa has knee pain when stand but he sit he feel no pain and tomuch swelling.?

My papa has knee pain when stand but he sit he feel no pain and tomuch  swelling.?

Osteoarthritis: Pain when standing usually indicates cartilage damage such as a torn meniscus or more likely wear and tear arthritis (osteoarthritis). The treatment may be very simple such as weight loss, wearing a brace, anti inflammatory medications, etc. I would advise that he get an accurate diagnosis, either from his primary care physician or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My hubby keeps getting knee pain. There's no swelling or anything like that. Would there be any particular exercise for it? Thank you

My hubby keeps getting knee pain. There's no swelling or anything like that. Would there be any particular exercise for it? Thank you

Probably instability: Probably related to joint instability. Exercises to strengthen quadriceps muscles and assuring good foot mechanics generally helps. Correct the instability and you will likely be able to exercise. ...Read more

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I tripped several hrs ago but didn't hit floor. Twisted my knee. Pain/swelling have increased. Located in front area. Cant bear weight.

I tripped several hrs ago but didn't hit floor. Twisted my knee. Pain/swelling have increased. Located in front area. Cant bear weight.

Internal Derangement: I suspect you have Internal Derangement of the knee. You could have torn cartilage,broken bone, torn ligaments or torn tendons. Ice the knee now and tomorrow 20 minute sat a time and after that heat. See your physician to help clarify the diagnosis and be certain you did not break anything ...Read more

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What would cause sharp intermittent knee pain, worse on flexion. No obvious swelling. Pain for a few days then settles for a week or two. ?

What would cause sharp intermittent knee pain, worse on flexion. No obvious swelling. Pain for a few days then settles for a week or two. ?

Meniscal injury: I have the same injury so I can attest as a patient. Injury to the medial or lateral meniscus, frequently caused by a twisting or cutting motion, can cause sharp pain on knee flexion. Partial or complete tear to the posterior cruciate ligament can also cause some knee pain, though it is usually accompanied by some swelling. If the pain is mostly localized to the anterior kneecap or just below ...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