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Knee Swells After Exercise
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
I'm having knee problems in which my knee swells and gives out a lot when I'm walking on. Is there any help for me?
Good evening. I have cyclic knee effusion; every 10 days, my knee swells up. After 2 days, the swelling resolves itself. Cause? Thanks.
Knee swelling: Knee effusion or swelling can be due to a number of causes: a proliferative (diffuse) or focal (local) synovial condition, loose bodies, meniscal tear, articular cartilage wear, and an underlying bleeding disorder; if you, indeed, are experiencing this a MRI should be ordered to rule out an internal derangement. ...Read more
Had two scopes with no relief. Just gets worse as day goes on knee swells up. One md wants to do replacement and other prp. Want relief before 9/19?
Try prp first: Prp helps many people with knee problems. It may help you. ...Read more
If the ACL has poor or no blood supply why does the knee swells up so rapidly when it is torn? If it has blood supply why doesn't a partial tear heal?
Acl tears bleed: Anterior cruciate ligaments tears generally cause a significant hemarthrosis (blood in joint) when acutely torn. This is from the tear itself and associated injuries. Because the ligament is intraarticular it has poor helping potential when the blood supply is disrupted, unlike the medial collateral ligament (mcl). Partial (one bundle) tears have poor healing potential for same reason ...Read more
Is it possible I have ACL tear? Felt sharp pain and give in knee after pivots. Lunges hurt it too. Now pain back of knee, swells. Hurts to straighten.
I was playing hockey and was goalie and bent my knee awkwardly and heard a loud pop. Now my knee swells when being active wether walking, running, or?
Knee: You likely hurt a cruciate ligament. You will need to see orthopedics asap. ...Read more
Very strange q. When my IBS symptoms get really bad, my left knee swells up a lil and then settles down in a day, over many years. My GI clueless?
About once every 2 weeks my knee swells up and I cannot move it much. I'm 18 yrs old and work a very physical job. This has been happening for 7 mths?
Let me adise you:
You have problem in the knee which the swelling to happen that frequent.
The reason could be;
1- some thing wrong with the structure of the knee, meniscus ligaments, plica and others.
2_you also could inflammatory process going on.
Go to the doctor and check it out. ...Read more
4yearspostopmicrofractureknee surgerywhenIworkoutmy knee swells up got an MRI have a small piece of cart in there pain when I run prp inject suggested?
See your Doctor: You need another evaluation and probable endoscopic surgery by a qualified Doctor. A piece of cartilage may be loose in the joint, or may indicate a type of bone fracture or injury. As a Radiologist I see more joints than almost every other Doctor in the USA. PRP treatment at this time is pretty useless and a waste of time. Patients have the same results with or without it. ...Read more
Every time the cold weather comes my knee swells up with fluid. Why? I have a meniscus tear but in summer is doesn’t swell
Vaso-constriction: When it's cold, the veins and surrounding nerves constrict blood vessels in the limbs, to minimize heat loss and help keep warm the core of the body, where vital organs are. But the increased activation of these nerves around joints in response to cold weather might also lead to an increase in the pain a person feels, and cause less fluid/blood flow out of the knee-thus the increased swelling. ...Read more
How to deal with knee swelling. I had ACL reconstruction 6 years ago. I stay active, but my knee swells after playing soccer. Thank you.
3 mo. Since surgery of torn meniscus. Cleared back to work as flight attendant. During flight ok, on layover knee swells up. Will this improve w/time?
Yes: At this early phase after surgery, the repeated pressure changes of going up and down in the plane can cause swelling in any surgical site. It sounds like standing and doing the work is ok, which is the good news. In time, your body will figure this out. For some, wearing a thigh high compression garment or a stretchy (neoprene) knee sleeve during flight helps. ...Read more
HEMOPHILIA B BOY HAS KNEE SWELLING FORONEYEAR, HAD FACTOR, DOING EXERCISE. HE DEVELOPED FEVER AFTER 2ND AND 3RD OF FACTOR INFUSION. NORMAL KNEE X-RAY.
Still having fever?: The biggest concern would be for hemarthrosis (blood in the joint) or a bacterial infection of the knee joint. Another consideration in children is transient synovitis - pain about 6 weeks after a viral infection. Normal X-rays are reassuring, but you should discuss further factor administration. Pain medicine and splinting may help, but a blood count and inflammatory markers may be needed. ...Read more
What are the alternatives to hip and knee replacement? I just had a left hip replacement and do not want to go through it again. The procedure put a tremendous strain on my right knee and right hip. Now my right knee swells up a bit each day. I have hear
Exercise and medicin: Once recovered from the hip replacement, the opposite knee should feel better. In general, for hip and knee arthritis, exercise, muscle strengthening and stretching are very important to slow the progression. Medicines like anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections and lubricant injections may decrease the pain symptoms. Weight loss helps--every 10 lbs lost decreases 70 lbs of force! ...Read more
My husband has had open heart surgery (Valve Replacement) They took 2 veins out of his right leg under the knee. His knee swells. What can we do?
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
Depends: Knee swelling is a symptom of something wrong inside the knee. A cartilage tear, a ligament tear, gout or other inflammatory processes or even just osteoarthritis can be the cause of the swelling. It is important to figure out the source. A physician trained in orthopedics or sports medicine can do this by your history and then doing an exam and sometimes draining the knee or doing some bloodwork. ...Read more
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
You may have damage: You may have damage inside your knee. It can be cartilage, ligaments, bone or a combination. You can improve the status of your knee with strengthening of the knee muscles: quadriceps exercises. Depending on your evalaution the damage can be identified by examination and/or imaging and therapy directed to the cause. ...Read more