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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Overview)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation of the bursae)infections etc.


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What can cause knee swelling for years?

What can cause knee swelling for years?

Many things: Any of the forms of arthritis, gout, meniscus tear, instability, pseudogout.........Many others. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
193 doctors shared insights

Knee Swelling (Overview)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation of the bursae)infections etc.


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What does it mean when both knees are swelling and it hurts crouch down and get back up plus walk upstair?

What does it mean when both knees are swelling and it hurts crouch down and get back up plus walk upstair?

Internal knee issues: Knee swelling and pain with squatting are common findings with meniscal tears. Knee pain with stairs is usually related to degenerative cartilage behind the knee cap. An orthopedic surgeon can evaluate your knees and help determine what is causing your pain. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Best way to treat knee swelling?

Best way to treat knee swelling?

Should be evaluated: Knee swelling is a sign of something wrong. It is not a disease in and of itself. There are many causes and only a trained expert can determine the source. ...Read more

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Is there a fix for knee swelling?

Is there a fix for knee swelling?

Aspiration: Swelling inside the knee (effusion) can be resolved to aspirating the fluid out. It is best to treat the underlying cause of the swelling as the swelling may quickly recur with aspiration alone. Anyone with significant pain and swelling in the knee should be evaluate by an orthopaedic surgeon to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I was deadlifting and dropped a weight it on my knee, swelling is down but I have fluid build up above my knee now. Should I do compression therapy?

I was deadlifting and dropped a weight it on my knee, swelling is down but I have fluid build up above my knee now. Should I do compression therapy?

Avoid reinjury: Compression will not hurt, but the process of healing will still take several weeks. Be gentle and do not reinjure the area that was hurt to avoid prolonging the healing process. ...Read more

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Which is the best anti-inflammatory pill that I should take for knee swelling?

Which is the best anti-inflammatory pill that I should take for knee swelling?

Best is what works: There is no such thing as a best anti-inflammatory medication as they are all fairly equal in effectiveness. Best is whatever works and doesn't cause side effects. Consult with your doctor so that he or she can take into account your specific medical history when recommending a medication. ...Read more

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Knee swelling due to injury. What can help get the swelling down?

Knee swelling due to injury. What can help get the swelling down?

R I C E: Rest- reduce walking, standing for few days. Ice- ice packs 10 minutes, 3-4 times daily. Compression- ace wrap for support. Elevation- keep it elevated when at rest. If swelling not better, see primary care doctor or orthopedic surgeon. ...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

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