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Not much pain in knee but very stiff and swollen?

Not much pain in knee but very stiff and swollen?

Needs attention now: A swollen knee needs attention immediately. It could be infected. This need immediate treatment as it could be cured with an antibiotic program. It could be bleeding inside the knee. If so we need to know why it is bleeding. It could be arthritis. Looking at the joint fluid can help us make the correct diagnosis. You need to see your doctor and be referred to a rheumatologist now. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Knee pain when bending, knee stiffness and leg tingling back of knee and front of knee are swollen no fever not red its been a month since this started the back of my leg hurts when i walk around any ideas??? I have no insurance so plz help!!.

Knee pain when bending, knee stiffness and leg tingling back of knee and front of knee are swollen no fever not red its been a month since this started the back of my leg hurts when i walk around any ideas??? I have no insurance so plz help!!.

Recommend Eval: With knee pain lasting a month, swelling and stiffness I would recommend you have the knee looked at. There are several possible causes to your symptoms; some that may be more concerning then others. Your knee may need to be drained (fluid removed). A more thorough history and exam of your knee seems necessary at this point. Consider a virtual consult as a starting point. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Knee pain squatting. Slightly squishy + swollen. Hurts swiveling not walking. Feels stiff walking. No pain resting. Thoughts?

Knee pain squatting. Slightly squishy + swollen. Hurts swiveling not walking. Feels stiff walking. No pain resting. Thoughts?

Meniscus tear?: Your symptoms of pain w/ squatting , twisting and turning associated w/ swelling may indicate a meniscus( cartilage) tear.The meniscus can tear as we get older w/minimal trauma as the water content diminishes and it becomes more 'brittle' and less 'elastic '. See your board certified orthopedic surgeon for examination. Best of luck! ...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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Getting constant hip/knee pain, made worse by standing/sitting for extended periods. Swollen knees. Stiff jaw on a morning. Don't know why?

Getting constant hip/knee pain, made worse by standing/sitting for extended periods. Swollen knees. Stiff jaw on a morning. Don't know why?

Orthopedic Consult: Good day; If I had such difficulties with my knees/hips post surgery, I would consult with a Prof. of Orthopedics at teaching hospital for a second opinion. DDS could understand stress of situation which could exacerbate TMJ symptoms. ...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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What to do about swollen knee pain?

What to do about swollen knee pain?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments available. ...Read more

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Knee pain and swollen ankles. What could be causing this?

Many causes: If multiple joints are hurting and swelling without an injury, i recommend an evaluation by your primary care provider. An orthopedist and/or rheumatologist may also be recommended for a thorough evaluation of possible arthritides. ...Read more

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I am 30 years old having knee pain and stiffness while squatting and arising?

I am 30 years old having knee pain and stiffness while squatting and arising?

Check it out: It is not normal unless you previous injury, stiffness and pain in this age not usual unless you have problem in the knee.Good luck, thanks. ...Read more

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I am 24.Woke up to knee pain. Knees buckling, tender to the touch and slightly swollen. Hurts to bend and straighten. What could be the cause?

I am 24.Woke up to knee pain. Knees buckling, tender to the touch and slightly swollen. Hurts to bend and straighten. What could be the cause?

See Ortho if Needed: Usually most pain resolves on its own, however if it persists or you have swelling noted you may want to see an orthopedic doctor to evaluate it further. Use Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) around the clock for the next several days to help as well. ...Read more

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Dancer with knee pain. Symptoms- a painful to touch lump on the side, hot and swollen after dance, aching after too much pressue & gives way sometimes?

Dancer with knee pain. Symptoms- a painful to touch lump on the side, hot and swollen after dance, aching after too much pressue & gives way sometimes?

As a dancer: YOU NEED HEALTHY KNEES! ,...and it sounds to me like you may have INTERNAL DERANGEMENT of one or both of your needs( Cartilage damage) SEE A BOARD CERTIFIED ORTHOPEDIST for an examination , possible MRI studies and GOOD LUCK! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee swelling on side, knee pain and knee stiffness.

I am experiencing  knee swelling on side, knee pain and knee stiffness.

Knee swelling: Per your age you seem to have degenerative arthritis. Try some ice, paracetamol or ibuprofen. If no relief, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have knee pain on the inside, some stiffness when sitting, and sharp buckling pain at times when walking. Any idea what's going on?

I have knee pain on the inside, some stiffness when sitting, and sharp buckling pain at times when walking. Any idea what's going on?

Knee problems: Knee pain and stiffness can come from many conditions/ injuries, but with the sensation you describe as "buckling" i would suggest you see a physician to check for ligament or meniscus problems. To start treatment at home begin with rice, and make sure you continue working on your quad strength (like you did after your acl surgery). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Car accident a week ago. Knee pain, swelling, stiffness, feels like it could give out. X ray shows no breaks. What's causing this? How do I treat?

Car accident a week ago. Knee pain, swelling, stiffness, feels like it could give out. X ray  shows no breaks. What's causing this? How do I treat?

See details: There are several causes. It may be a simple contusion but plain x rays are not definitive. See an orthopedist and have an MRI done. ...Read more