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My Knee Is Swollen After Hiking
Modify your exercise: Ah...The 50's. Have you tried r.I.C.E. Therapy. Rest. Which is to take it easy for a while. Apply ice every 15 minutes for the first few hours. Compress it with an ace wrap or neoprene brace and elevate the limb, like on a pillow. You can safely add Ibuprofen or naproxen, if you have no allergies and take no other meds (if you do, ask your pharmacist first). ...Read more
Post surgery healing: It has been said that it takes almost a full year or more for your body to fully heal after a surgery. 1 wk post surgery swelling is normal. Watch a video demonstration some time on a meniscus surgery. Lots of manipulation, insertion, removal, suction, etc is done throughout the surgery; eventhough the finished product looks nice, neat and clean, recovery is still going on below the stitches. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Three days ago i had hip arthroscopy. Is it normal for my leg to be swollen and painful especially around the knee?
It can be: It is not uncommon to have ankle, leg and thigh swelling after a hip arthroscopy for a week or two. However, you should ask your surgeon about it and have them evaluate you in the office if your discussion on the phone still makes him concerned. Examination is always the best way to make a good clinical decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was playing football afterwardsmy knee started to swell bad now my leg has swollen then my ankle. Cause and treatment?
Red swollen ankle after 20 months. I had my ankle fused 5 years ago in south Africa and it is stil swollen and red around the scar. When i bath my foot is on fire under water. Cannot walk properly?
I crashed longboarding and i sprained my ankle.From my knee down my leg swelled up most of the swelling went don't but there is still a hard bump ?
I would make: Sure you do not have a clot in your calf, if there is swelling in the leg. This should be reported to your md immediately. ...Read more
Two weeks ago playing soccer I tore my meniscus. The swelling subsided and now I've been freestyle swimming to strengthen my leg, is this a red flag?
Swimming is great: Swimming is a great exercise for returning strength, balance, and flexibility to an injured knee. It will not however cure or heal your torn meniscus. I assume you have had a MRI to make the diagnosis. If your exercise does not give you lasting relief from your symptoms, surgery may be your best option. Stay in touch with your orthopedist. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a lateral release on my knee 5 months ago, got cellulitis immediately after surgery and now my knee is warm to the touch. Could it be infected?
DVT: Your foot is probably swollen from the trauma of knee surgery, but it can be swollen from a blood clot in your leg, which can be extremely dangerous. Deep venous thrombus can have formed in one of the deep veins in your leg causing the swelling in your foot.Knee surgery puts you at a very high risk for this. It can be very dangerous as this can progress to a pulmonary embolism.So get checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a knee replacement 10 weeks ago. I have dark skin around my upper ankle that is itchy and swollen. My leg becomes restless when sitting still. ?
A few thoughts: Swollen ankle could be due to surg., infection, lymphatic stasis, etc.If tiny blisters-could be Zoster.Poss. poor circulation or nerve injury due to knee surgery.Restless legs often mean circulation prob. or nerve inflammation in lower leg.Physical exam is imperative.If no other cause found, inflammed nerve should be considered.Treatment could incl osteopathic manipulaiton neuroprolotherapy, etc. ...Read more
A landed on my leg while my knee was straight and my knee hurt and the next day hurt but no swelling could I have torn my ACL it was like a 1foot fall?
ACL less likely: With a low energy extended/straight knee injury, it is more likely you sustained a mild knee strain, meniscal tear, and/or a ligament sprain (mcl common, especially if tender over mcl). Without a significant acute effusion, an acute acl injury is less likely. A simple instability exam by your pcp or orthopaedic surgeon will confirm the diagnosis. See md if pain > 10 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my fiibula on the right leg. During the recovery my ankle was swollen and now after the bone is fine i still have swollen ankle.What to do?
My left knee was hit yesterday next to kneecap while playing basketball. I can bend my knees, run, walk, etc. but it aches a bit?
Contusion: This sounds like a contusion/bruise. If just a bruise, you should recover within 1-2 weeks. Rest, ice and ibuprofen or naproxen can help reduce symptoms. Return to sports when the pain has resolved and you have no swelling. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
I have a swollen knee what do I do? just started playing frisbee again after 5months. played 2 straight days from 6-8pm. then my knee swell a little
Most likely injury: If your knee swelling started right after a lot of physical activity, it's very likely that you sustained a minor injury that is causing your knee to swell even if you don't recall it happening. Put ice on it, take NSAIDS (Motrin or naproxen) and if it doesn't start improving after a few days, be sure to see your regular doctor for further evaluation. You may need to see an orthopedic doc. ...Read more
Swollen knee! had steroid shoot in my right knee 8 days ago with little improment. Still swollen knee og click sounds. Why is this not working?
Need exam!: A steroid injection in your knee may not help the underlying problem which is causing your knee to swell.A torn cartilage, early arthritic changes, loose bodies and a host of other potential diagnoses should be entertained. Try to see an orthopedic surgeon if possible for examination, x-rays ( and possible mri, if needed). Once a diagnosis is made real treatment for your knee can begin. Good luck! ...Read more
I fell 10ft while hiking 1week ago and landed on with my ankle folded underneath me and it popped no swelling or bruising but pain around ankle
I was running and twisted my ankle in hole felt cracking as I fell immediatly swelled 2 days icing it still swallon&bruised can walk on it now ?
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