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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?
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
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?
Probable strain: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer