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I have water on the knee what do you suggest?

I have water on the knee what do you suggest?

Joint effusion: Unless contraindicated joint Tap with joint fluid analysis will relieve symptoms and estabilish etiology ...Read more

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I fell off my bicycle and hit my knee, I have a large bump, I think it is water on the knee, what should I do?

I fell off my bicycle and hit my knee, I have a large bump, I think it is water on the knee, what should I do?

Ice: Ice and compression if you are unable to weight bear a trip to the emergency room or a visit to your family doctor nay be in order ...Read more

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Checklist: Managing Knee Pain

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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How long can you have swelling and/or water on the knee after surgery?

How long can you have swelling and/or water on the knee after surgery?

Varies: Most surgery swelling resolves by 6 weeks. But if you have arthritis, you can swell off and on forever. Your knee is lubricating itself more from increased friction. ...Read more

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What is the difference between water on the knee and knee swelling?

Same: Water on the knee might imply swelling within the joint. Knee swelling might be inside or outside of the joint. ...Read more

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Checklist: Managing Knee Pain

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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So i've had water on the knee for a while. Now it hurts when straightening my leg. What should I do?

So i've had water on the knee for a while. Now it hurts when straightening my leg. What should I do?

Time to see your doc: Packer fan, you need to see the discount double check doc......He/she needs to examine that knee and run tests to evaluate the next step, whether it is physical therapy or referral to ortho. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of water on the knee naturally?

How can I get rid of water on the knee naturally?

Joint effusion: It sounds like you are talking about a an "effusion" or build up of inflammatory cells and fluid around your knee. The treatment of "water" on your knee varies with the cause. If arthritis is the cause, Acetaminophen or a NSAID may help. Sometimes, your doctor can use a needle to drain this fluid. Rarely, the fluid is secondary to an infection and requires antibiotics. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Checklist: Managing Knee Pain

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
daily
Climb stairs gently
every 4 hours
Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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