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See below: The most common and likely cause of cracking/popping in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that it rubs. Other causes could include a meniscus tear, plica, patellar tendonitis etc. Some fluid build up in the knee causes cracking. Try therapy, antiinflammatories, ice and sometimes a knee sleeve. See orthopedist. ...Read more
Tramatic Arthritis: Arthritis can be caused by the trauma of your fall. You also may have a soft tissue injury that can actually be corrected. For instance a meniscal tear or plica (scar tissue). And there's always the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis or other unusual cause. You should see a orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more
Stepped into a hole yesterday, knee gave out, fell into a fence. Knee swollen/painful/ hard to get it to bend/straighten. Calf is also swollen?
Knee problem: Elevate your leg/foot, put ice, wrap and let it rest for a few days or until able to walk. Crutches may be helpful. See your doc in the next few days especially if no improvement is seen. ...Read more
Something new?: Swelling from knee can be from trauma/injury, infection (i.E lyme disease), gout, and rheumatologic diseases etc. Sometime effusion/swelling occurs without known cause. When it is swollen, the knee is less stable and popping and "giving-out" can occur. Take it easy, becareful walking on uneven ground/steps. Motrin/aleve may help. Consult doc to find the cause/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Had part. Medial meniscect '10. Did obstacle race last wknd; now same knee swollen, tight, painful, limited rom. Re-tear vs aggravating original tear?
Both: Could be both or new injury. Revisit your orthopod to get right opinion. ...Read more
Time to see doctor: You need to see a doctor for evaluation. Get checked out for sounds like you have a lot of pain and you are worried ...Read more
I have patellar tendonitis and woke up to a nasty suprise of my knee swollen to the size of a soft ball. Any suggestions?
Serve left knee pain knee swollen also size of very large orange swollen just below left kneecap. Slight swollen to right of left knee cap?
Knee swollen and I had an xray done on left knee and shows fluid and dr said no need to drain. I teach zumba once a week. Can I still teach zumba?
I woke up with my left knee swollen it hurts n is uncomfortable to move the surrounding areas are fine I see a little bump like a dark pimple what?
Fell 5 ft I landed on my right foot and I twisted my knee. Swollen above knee and cannot bear weight on it I'm in no pain. Walking on cruches. Been 2days?
See details: If you cannot walk but truly have no pain when you try to walk, then you have an unstable knee. This is usually a tear and needs orthopedic evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
For over 2 week now right knee pain. On tip of knee swollen and right side stiff and sore especially walking upstairsorjustnormalpace. Whyandwhatto do?
See details: The knee should really be evaluated if it is painful and swollen. There are numerous possible causes and it is worthwhile to see your family doctor or an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
Ankle and knee swollen agitated from not wearing good shoes. Broke when I was young. What's best?
1 (1/2)months knee weakness, now not bad but knee swollen for 5 days and 2 of them I've tried taking care of it. Not much money to see doctor, advice?
Would take advil (ibuprofen) three times a day
a negative lyme disease test would be helpful to know
a negative STD screen would be good also
elevate leg while sleeping or resting with support behind it
wrap it with a wet towel and apply heating pad over it
use a wide ace wrap to help with the swelling
if you need to use a walking stick, do that
if it doesn't get better in a few days, you should see a doc ...Read more
Fell down hurt my knee. Swollen & bruised. 1 week later side of foot has started turning black & blue & hot to the touch. Should I be concerned?
Be concerned!: There is a lot of weight being transmitted through the foot when you walk normally. Something is very wrong with the scenario you describe. See a podiatrist for x-rays and evaluation. You may have done more damage than you originally realized. ...Read more
Bent slightly at knees at heard a pop in left knee. Swollen knee and tendon goes to to left not straight from patella to tibia. Eds classical. Cause?
Eds?: Not familiar w/ abbreviation. Sounds like u subluxated your patella (kneecap) though. Sorry didn't realize you had ehler's danlos syndrome. .. Now I understand. As you know very well your joints are 'looser' than ' normal' joints and kneecaps can 'slip' out of place w/ the stresses of squatting.See your ors for evaluation and quad strengthening/ patellar bracing if needed. Best of luck! ...Read more
Quads not firing and knee swollen and I have a limp 4 months after fractured patella, no surgery needed just cast.
Quads not firing:
Does that me you cannot extend you leg? Kick your foot straight out in front of you from the hip with a leg straight and hold it up?
Patellar fractures may be associated with patellar tendon rupture and if you had this your knee would feel less stable and swell and you would not be able to extend your leg.
Knee swollen after long time working on them, then side of knee bruised on thigh, then foot swelled and looks bruised, what happened? Left leg
Ruptured Baker cyst: Possibly a ruptured Baker cyst. Please see Dr soon to confirm. ...Read more
Right knee swollen, hard lump inside the side of knee -size of coin, locks up, difficulty sitting and walking. Mri & xray showed clear. Help?
Inflammation: It's possible that you have a chronic tendonitis that doesn't show up on the imaging you had. The MRI would show an abnormal mass. Did you try heat or cold applications, liniment, and nsaids like ibuprofen? Has an orthopedic surgeon been consulted or steroid injection been considered? ...Read more
Knee swollen and bruised out of no where, bruise slowly getting bigger, don't recall no injury, what can it be have not seen doc yet, any ideas?
Unclear: It can be a number of things given your description from a simple contusion or bruise, prepatellar bursitis, cellulitis or something involving the knee joint. You may have sustained unrealized trauma especially if you are active. If you have pain, increased swelling, decreased range of motion and it affects your activity level you should be evaluated. ...Read more
Spiral twist brake left leg above ankle started use walker 1 1/2 mo ago. Right knee swollen-severe pain-feels it gonna blow out my knee? Serious/normal
I have right knee swollen, my thigh area goes numb and my feet also go numb, should I go c neurologist?
For starters...: Based on your post the first place you should go is to your primary care physician; although your complaints sound like there is a neurological component to them; the swollen rt knee needs looking at...There may be a vascular issue as well which is why the primary care doc is the place to start. ...Read more
Tripped & all weight landed on bent rt knee. Was in excruciating pain over 5 min. Can't bend toes foot tingling also pain in hip. Knee swollen and pain?
X-ray indicated: In my opinion, an x-ray would be mandatory at this time. Everything flows from that. See the picture? X-ray needed. ...Read more
What reason could be for ALT 60; abs eosinophils 680; co2 31test results, symptoms - chest pain, chronic dry cough, left knee swollen & painful?
No easy answer: You're on Methotrexate and this itself may account for your elevated liver enzymes. The trivial elevation of your eosinophils isn't going to be helpful. If you're on this medication, it's likely to be for joint disease known best to you and your physician. Please forgive me, but your having to ask healthtap tells me you need to ask for better communication from your treating physician. ...Read more
I think I have a bakers cyst that has ruptured or is about to. Can I exercise? Do I need to see an Md? No leg swelling, just back of knee swollen& red
Yes, you: Should see a doctor if you have Baker's cyst that is swollen and red. ...Read more
Superficial peroneal nerve compression syndrome is there a cure? Leg hurts knee swollen foot tingling numb for a month speclist app 3 weeks
May need surgical op: May need surgical therapy. This is a complex problem and requires special expertise. The diagnosis must be clear. There may also be causalgia complicating this. It appears you have other medical problems which need perspective ...Read more
Fell over on cement. I now have a sore knee, swollen bruised shin and it feels stiff and painful when walking. My ankle has puffed up. Cold compress?
Not fun fall: Ice is always your best friend when you fall, especially with swelling and bruising of your knee/ ankle. You do want to have it checked out, especially if your ankle is swollen to determine if it's a strain or sprain.For either, it's important to keep it elevated above your heart level, to help reduce swelling. Imaging may be needed if you can't weight bear. So, using crutches until ur seen is good. ...Read more
Without any injury my knees are swollen, painful and weak unless I am laying down, what is wrong?
Knees: Did this start suddenly? Do you have any other medical problems? That is obviously not normal. You should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. I wish you the best. ...Read more
My knees are swollen (from a fall 2 months ago) but not hot to the touch. Should I still ice them?
Needs to be checked:
Swelling of the both knees after a fall 2 months ago needs to be checked by your doctor or an orthopedic Specialist
You may use ice if it help or may be a hot pack. But don't forget to get it checked ...Read more
Water on knee: Sounds like you have fluid in your knee. It can be from an infection, injury, or arthritis. It should be evaluated asap by your doctor, an orthopedic surgeon, or go to the er. Bloodwork, xrays, and possibly an aspiration may be needed. You also have to worry about lyme disease which can be detected by a blood test. ...Read more
See a a doctor: You need to let a doctor check you. ...Read more
Fell at work last night & hurt my knee it swollen abit, hot 2 touch & still hurts should I b worried?
Knee injury: Your knee injury may or may not be serious. For now, use ice packs, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medications, keep it elevated, and try to rest it. You should see an orthopedist specializing in trauma or knee problems to check it out, particularly if it doesn't respond quickly to the treatment outlined. Hope this helps! ...Read more