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My knee swollen and hurts to put weight on it.?

My knee swollen and hurts to put weight on it.?

Knee issue: Need to see your doctor and based on history/physical will dictate evaluation and treatment. May need X-ray, bloodwork to fully evaluate. Read more

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Why is my knee swollen and crackles when I bend it?

Why is my knee swollen and crackles when I bend it?

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

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Got, pain in knee, swollen, fell last year, is that the cause now?

Got, pain in knee, swollen, fell last year, is that the cause now?

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

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Knee swollen; severe pain on side; difficulty getting up from sitting; what's it likely to be?

Knee swollen; severe pain on side; difficulty getting up from sitting; what's it likely to be?

Injury or arthritis: Injury, including a fracture, arthritis, infection, blood clot are all among the most common. Md vist and exam will be needed. Read more

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Why is my knee swollen and hurt so bad? I never fell or had any injuries. I'm nineteen years old.

Why is my knee swollen and hurt so bad? I never fell or had any injuries. I'm nineteen years old.

Knee swelling: There are other reasons this could occur and I would be chiefly worried about infection. See you doctor or be reviewed in urgent care. All the best in sorting this out. Read more

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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?

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

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Why is my knee swollen and pop when walking?

Why is my knee swollen and pop when walking?

No age?: If you are under 30 i'd suspect meniscus injury.Over that age opens a huge box of reasons. If not really painful i'd recommend "watchful waiting" and continue walking. Read more

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Why is my knee swollen and popping when I walk?

Why is my knee swollen and popping when I walk?

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

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Why are the lymph nodes behind my knee swollen?

Why are the lymph nodes behind my knee swollen?

See doctor: The is no lymph node on the back of knee. Get it check. Read more

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I have a huge swollen painful knee, swollen up all the inside of my upper leg.?

I have a huge swollen painful knee, swollen up all the inside of my upper leg.?

Swollen knee: Not sure if knee was injured or if u have metabolic problems that can cause swelling. Recommend having it looked at by your doctor or an orthopedic specialist. Read more

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I injured my already injured knee. Swollen, stiff, very painful & bruised. What could it be?

I injured my already injured knee. Swollen, stiff, very painful & bruised. What could it be?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Fluid in the knee can be due to different causes most of which have treatment to control the symptoms. Hope depending on the analysis of synovial fluid your doctor will decide on the best treatment to enable you to do zumba. Read more

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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?

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?

Abscess: You may have skin infection going on. The pimple has spread inflammation around and that's what causes pain and swelling. See doc to get it treated. Don't tamper with it yourself. Read more

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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?

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

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For over 2 week now right knee pain. On tip of knee swollen and right side stiff and sore especially walking upstairsorjustnormalpace. Whyandwhatto do?

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

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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?

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 more

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