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Knee Pain Without 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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Chondromalacia: This is likely chondromalacia, a tracking abnormality at the interphase between the kneecap and the thigh bone. See an orthopedist ...Read more
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
Terrible outer knee pain while rising from squat. 3 dys lltr and bad swelling but no pain what is it?
Torn cartilage: See an orthopedic doctor. For an examination. ...Read more
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
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
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
Fall fown on feb 2013 little knee pain after one week persistent till april when knee swelling and increase in pain occured. Persistent till now?
See below: I am afraid that you have injured your knee--either a ligament or meniscal tear. You will need to see your doctor to confirm. ...Read more
Intermittent right knee pain and swelling, severe stretched knee pain awakens me at night for past 3 days, pain increases with prolonged stretch/bend?
Sudden knee pain; noticeable swelling; no injury; just below r kneecap follows around to the inside side of knee and goes behind knee. What can it be?
Pain followed by: Swelling means injury/tear. C ur doc for an evaluation. ...Read more
The knee can be caused by arthritis, ligament injury, tendon tears, muscle strain. ..
Without additional information, it's difficult to identify the cause of your pain. I advised you seeking help from a health care provider (pcp, pain management doctor, orthopedic doctor. ..). You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Knee pain: Very difficult to answer this with the limited information provided. Many structures around and within the knee joint could be a pain generator. Was this out of the blue over time or was there an injury that happened all of a sudden? Any previous injury or surgery. Any recent infection, rashes, tick bites, eye redness, urinary tract issues. Bowel disease, other swollen or painful joints? ...Read more
Check locking: While many things can cause a bit of pain and swelling, locking usually implies something mechanically wrong inside your knee like a loose boy or meniscus tear that should be taken care of sooner rather than lTer ...Read more
My nephew 19 has problem of severe knee pain with swelling. Pls suggest the treatment for his relief?
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