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Doctor insights on: Natural Knee Swelling

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Dr. David Schleimer
1,498 Doctors shared insights

Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How can I naturally reduce knee swelling?

How can I naturally reduce knee swelling?

Swollen knee: The best way is to rest it and apply ice... Get it checked if it is hot, painful or red. ...Read more

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What are "natural" ways to make my knee swelling go down?

What are "natural" ways to make my knee swelling go down?

Many: "natural" remedies (i assume you are referring to non-medication, non-surgical means) for knee swelling include rest, ice, elevation, an elastic knee brace, physical therapy and massage. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to make my knee swelling go down?

What are some natural ways to make my knee swelling go down?

Rest compression ice: Decreasing activity (especially the ones that cause swelling, rest, ice, compression (ace wrap) and nsaids are all reasonable ways to help treat knee swelling. To figure out why your knee is swelling, an examination, x-rays, and perhaps an MRI are often needed. ...Read more

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Knee swelling and pain?

Knee swelling and pain?

Get it looked at: Anytime somithing inside the knee causes irritation, the knee will swell. This is called an effusion. Effusions are not normal in a normal knee. At your age the two most common causes are a meniscus tear or some early cartilage damage. If it persists, you should see a md and get weight bearing xrays and likely a mri. ...Read more

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How can I reduce knee swelling?

How can I reduce knee swelling?

Depends: Knee swelling is a symptom of something wrong inside the knee. A cartilage tear, a ligament tear, gout or other inflammatory processes or even just osteoarthritis can be the cause of the swelling. It is important to figure out the source. A physician trained in orthopedics or sports medicine can do this by your history and then doing an exam and sometimes draining the knee or doing some bloodwork. ...Read more

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Best way to treat knee swelling?

Best way to treat knee swelling?

Should be evaluated: Knee swelling is a sign of something wrong. It is not a disease in and of itself. There are many causes and only a trained expert can determine the source. ...Read more

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Is there a fix for knee swelling?

Aspiration: Swelling inside the knee (effusion) can be resolved to aspirating the fluid out. It is best to treat the underlying cause of the swelling as the swelling may quickly recur with aspiration alone. Anyone with significant pain and swelling in the knee should be evaluate by an orthopaedic surgeon to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How can you reduce knee swelling?

How can you reduce knee swelling?

Swollne knee.: Rest and ice are the best ways to reduce knee swelling. ...Read more

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How to reduce twisted knee swelling?

How to reduce twisted knee swelling?

You may have damage: You may have damage inside your knee. It can be cartilage, ligaments, bone or a combination. You can improve the status of your knee with strengthening of the knee muscles: quadriceps exercises. Depending on your evalaution the damage can be identified by examination and/or imaging and therapy directed to the cause. ...Read more

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How can I make knee swelling go away?

How can I make knee swelling go away?

Depends: Knee swelling occurs because of something going on in your knee. So, you need to treat the cause of the swelling. Typical causes include arthritis, cartilage tears, lyme disase, etc... Best of luck ...Read more

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What can cause knee swelling for years?

What can cause knee swelling for years?

Many things: Any of the forms of arthritis, gout, meniscus tear, instability, pseudogout.........Many others. ...Read more

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Why is my knee swelling and I haven't hurt it?

Why is my knee swelling and I haven't hurt it?

Arthritis: Numerous arthritic conditions cause knee swelling and have no relation to trauma. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause knee swelling for many years?

What could cause knee swelling for many years?

Arthritis: Nearly all forms of arthritis can cause chronic knee swelling; would have it evaluated and not ignore this. ...Read more

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Knee swelling' when stand bbutt other way no pain?

Knee swelling' when stand bbutt other way no pain?

See doctor: Pain when standing usually indicates cartilage damage such as a torn meniscus or more likely wear and tear arthritis (osteoarthritis). The treatment may be very simple such as weight loss, wearing a brace, anti inflammatory medications, etc. I would advise that he get an accurate diagnosis, either from his primary care physician or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause long-term, undiagnosed knee swelling?

What can cause long-term, undiagnosed knee swelling?

Knee swelling: Consider degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis, effusion, impinging tissues such as meniscal tears, acl tear, or loose body. Check with your orthopedic surgeon for good exam and imaging. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: knee swelling?

What is the definition or description of: knee swelling?

Abnormal increase of: 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 of the bursae)infections etc. ...Read more

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Knee swelling due to injury. What can help get the swelling down?

Knee swelling due to injury. What can help get the swelling down?

R I C E: Rest- reduce walking, standing for few days.
Ice- ice packs 10 minutes, 3-4 times daily.
Compression- ace wrap for support.
Elevation- keep it elevated when at rest.

If swelling not better, see primary care doctor or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some possibilities for knee swelling that goes on for years?

Many: The most common reasons for knee swelling is degenerative changes of the knee, meaning the beginning of arthritis. Other reasons are chronic meniscal tears or instability for previous injuries. ...Read more

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Repeated knee swelling and pain in only on knee after every 2 years for age of 1year. Knee got swelling and pain for 4-5 months and gone on it's own.?

Repeated knee swelling and pain in only on knee after every 2 years for age of 1year. Knee got swelling and pain for 4-5 months and gone on it's own.?

Recurrent swelling: It's unusual that you would have recurrent swelling in your knee without some sort of precipitating injury. You may have an old injury that is repeatedly being re-aggravated. You might need an imaging study to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What causes knee swelling and tightness?

Knee swelling: Effusion comes from synovial irritation, arthritis, connective tissue disease, injury. Hemarthrosis can be from fracture, major ligament or vessel injury. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Chimenti
207 Doctors shared insights

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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