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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...Read more


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My knee is swollen on the out side of my knee cap, it hurts when I walk and bend it?

My knee is swollen on the out side of my knee cap, it hurts when I walk and bend it?

Needs to be checked: We do not have enough information like if there is history of any trauma,how long it has been swollen,what your occupation is etc And swelling of knee needs to be examined and may need imaging like Xray and MRI if indicated find out what is causing the swelling and pain Swelling can be caused by trauma,inflammatin like Arthritis,fluid in the knee,infection,gout or psedogout ...Read more

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Yesterday I fell skating and my knee is swollen, painful and bruised. it hurts when I bend it while walking. is the only thing I can do is ice it?

Yesterday I fell skating and my knee is swollen, painful and bruised. it hurts when I bend it while walking. is the only thing I can do is ice it?

Ice for 48 hrs.: At a minimum, you have a contusion. RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) is standard first-line treatment. Oral anti-inflammatories like Aleve (naproxen) or Advil will help, but can increase bleeding. If the pain and swelling does not resolve in 1-2 weeks or if there is locking or giving out, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I fell down on sidewalk and just below the knee towards the left of the knee is swollen and hurts to walk....what should i do?

I fell down on sidewalk and just below the knee towards the left of the knee is swollen and hurts to walk....what should i do?

RICE: Rest Ice Compression Elevation. If pain and swelling don't improve or worsen, visit your primary care or an urgent care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My knee is swollen and painful after jumping up for a shot in basketball. It did not hurts but the second it started to hurt ?

My knee is swollen and painful after jumping up for a shot in basketball. It did not hurts but the second it started to hurt ?

Needs evaluation: A swollen knee in a 23 year old can be many things but is usually something significant. You should be evaluated by an orthopedist and you should have xrays. ...Read more

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The right side of my right knee is swollen up alot. Its been going on for a month. It sort of is 'sticking out' and hurts. What should I do? Ouch!

The right side of my right knee is swollen up alot. Its been going on for a month. It sort of is 'sticking out' and hurts. What should I do? Ouch!

See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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My left knee is swollen and it hurts from a seated position and standing.Once i'm on my feet it seems to be ok. Same as above.

My left knee is swollen and it hurts from a seated position and standing.Once i'm on my feet it seems to be ok. Same as above.

You : You could try ice, advil, or tylenol (acetaminophen). You could try an off-the-shelf knee brace. If you had continued swelling, pain, give-way, or new complaints then you would need to see a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My right knee is swollen between the joint but it doesn't hurt or anything. I can feel it tighter when i stretch it out. What could be wrong?

My right knee is swollen between the joint but it doesn't hurt or anything. I can feel it tighter when i stretch it out. What could be wrong?

Hard to say: Good thing is that it doesnt hurt. Was there any injury involved? How long has it been like this? There are different reasons for swelling, but lot of them involve pain: knee injury, arthritis (degenerative changes). This is one that is hard to say without seeing your knee and examining it. ...Read more

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3 d agoi twisted my knee & since had pain if i move wrong. L knee hurts anterior of knee cap toward top and pulls behind knee & is swollen. Is it acl?

3 d agoi twisted my knee & since had pain if i move wrong. L knee hurts anterior of knee cap toward top and pulls behind knee & is swollen. Is it acl?

Too early to tell: Give time with little ambulation, ice packs followed by heat, allow time for swelling to go down and pain may go away. If it does not see a doctor. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen what do I do?

My knee is swollen what do I do?

Be seen: If it does not respond to simple things like rest, ice, compression, elevation; I would consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen, stiff and painful what's wrong?

My knee is swollen, stiff and painful what's wrong?

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

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My left knee is swollen and I don't know why?

My left knee is swollen and I don't know why?

Arthritis!: You need to see a doctor, especially someone in rheumatology. The fluid enlarging the joint needs special analysis. But you defininitely need evaluation! ...Read more

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Why would it be that my knee is swollen for no reason?

Why would it be that my knee is swollen for no reason?

Few reasons: There could be a few reason that include infection and gout. See a doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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Fell last night on the stairs my knee is swollen today?

Fell last night  on the stairs my knee is swollen today?

Knee injury: Question is-can you walk? If you can't bear any weight on the knee without severe pain you may have a fracture. If this is the case you should see your local doc or orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation with an exam and xrays. ...Read more