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Dr. David Schleimer
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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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Shooting pain from knee to upper front thigh on the right to groin, no swelling but Hurts worse when walking very nervous. .. Help?

Shooting pain from knee to upper front thigh on the right to groin, no swelling but Hurts worse when walking very nervous. .. Help?

A few toughts to cla: We think of muscle, nerve or hip or knee joint or even hernia. This will be best decided by you examination by your physician. I woud suggest these areas to evaluate. ...Read more

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My knee has suddenly started hurting, very badly. When I put it at a 45 degree angle (walking) it sends a shooting pain up my body! No swelling! ?

My knee has suddenly started hurting, very badly. When I put it at a 45 degree angle (walking) it sends a shooting pain up my body! No swelling! ?

See doctor: Your knee could merely be strained, but you could also have meniscal and/or ligamentous problems. Would not hurt to have involvement of orthopedic surgeon if this continues. ...Read more

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Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis. Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?

Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis. Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?

I would see a back: Specialist, such as spine orthopedic or neurosurgeon, for sciatica and spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine. You will need MRI and/or CT myelograms. If left untreated or undiagnosed, spinal stenosis will debilitate you and push towards non-elective surgery which is never a good thing. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Fall on l/arm during football, shooting pain in elbow when straightened, no swelling and no bruising as far as I can see what should I do?

Fall on l/arm during football, shooting pain in elbow when straightened, no swelling and no bruising as far as I can see what should I do?

Elbow: Could be problem with ulnar nerve if after reasonable period of time still present need to have primary care or ortho evaluate ...Read more

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Tibial plateau 1.5 yrs ago now sharp shooting pain down leg and into outside ankle. Spasms when resting (sleep hindering) constant swelling. Options?

Tibial plateau 1.5 yrs ago now sharp shooting pain down leg and into outside ankle. Spasms when resting (sleep hindering) constant swelling. Options?

Cartilage injury: Assuming you meant tibial plateau "fracture" or "injury", you may have a resultant cartilage injury or cyst in the talus or tibia. This can create constant swelling and achy pain. See your doctor for a MRI of the ankle. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

What could cause sharp shooting pain behind knee and behind thigh?

Knee and thigh pain: There are more than a couple things that can cause this. Your best first right thing to do is see a physician who will examine you and determine the cause and formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain behind my knee, popliteal area. It occurs when I try to straighten my leg, or suspend my leg in the air, flexed or not.

I have sharp shooting pain behind my knee, popliteal area. It occurs when I try to straighten my leg, or suspend my leg in the air, flexed or not.

Knee pain: This sounds like chondromalaciae patella. (softening of cartilage behind kneecap). A month of physical therapy with ultrasound and therapeutic exercises can diminish pain and restore pain-free motion. If the pain persists then MRI could be necessary to determine if you have a meniscus or cruciate ligament injury. (which could be the culprit of the kneecap pain). Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Calf pain: Pain behind the knee on walking, if not due to a strain, could be due to an inflammed muscle or tendon. Less likely would be a vein inflammation (phlebitis) or cyst. Numbness in the toes could be from a pinched nerve. See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen. Cold or heat applications, liniment and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen rMay help. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain on and off in left calf and knee and behind knee. Bruise next to shin and little swelling. Could pain b from that? Scared of it being a bloodclot

Pain on and off in left calf and knee and behind knee. Bruise next to shin and little swelling. Could pain b from that? Scared of it being a bloodclot

Pain in knee/calf: Did you have an injury? Could be from brusie, sprain if exercising or bakers cyst but would follow up today with doctor/urgent care make sure you do not have a clot in your calf (especially if you smoke or are on BCP) as that is serious. Check d-dimer or get a sonongram. ...Read more

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Swelling below knee cap after fall. Small bruise above the swelling. Knee feels very tight. Do I need to have it checked out or ice and rest it?

Swelling below knee cap after fall. Small bruise above the swelling. Knee feels very tight. Do I need to have it checked out or ice and rest it?

If there is any: Fluid or blood in knee joint, yes, you need medical evaluation for sure. If it is just subcutaneous swelling, no. Only way to tell for sure is on physical exam by a doctor. So, yes, you need to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee 4 days ago. I don't have a bruise, just a little scratch. But my knee hurts all of the time. In the sides and the front of the knee too. Should I see a doctor if there is no swelling. The pain is constant and sharp. Thank you.

I fell on my knee 4 days ago. I don't have a bruise, just a little scratch. But my knee hurts all of the time. In the sides and the front of the knee too. Should I see a doctor if there is no swelling. The pain is constant and sharp. Thank you.

Probably: Your knee complaints started after trauma. It would be advisable to see an MD to rule out a fracture if there is history of osteoporosis. Most likely you could have potentially rattled up any preexisting arthritis that u had in the knee. If your range of motion is limited (Especially knee flexion) then this could be consistent with knee arthritis. NSAID, ICE and therapy should be considered. ...Read more

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I had a heavy garbage tote fall on my knee, there wasn't any bruising or swelling. It was 2 weeks ago, now I have pain when the knee is bent?

Recommendation: My advice will be to make appointment with Doctor for evaluation of injured knee if pain will be longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I fell directly on my knee on concrete. I have slight swelling and bruising dull pain down side of calf. Sharp pain with pressure is applied and bent.

Get eval: With a fall on concrete, with full weight bearing onto your knee cap, best for you to get it evaluated with a possible x-ray as you may have fractured your patella bone (knee cap). Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a direct fall on my knee on 12/26. Other than touching/pushing on it, there is no pain or problems walking or climbing/descending stairs. I can't kneel. There is no swelling or bruising. However, within a few minutes after the fall, I developed

I had a direct fall on my knee on 12/26. Other than touching/pushing on it, there is no pain or problems walking or climbing/descending stairs. I can't kneel. There is no swelling or bruising. However, within a few minutes after the fall, I developed

Needs to be checked: Pain on kneeling may be coming from knee cap (Patella) if it is in the front. If the pain is in the back of the knee then it is coming from meniscus. It may be a injury to meniscus
I suggest you have it checked and may need Xrays and/or MRI to make the diagnosis ...Read more

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Last week I got a Rash after scratching and unexplained bruises on legs. Then I got a pitching sharp pain in back of knee with swelling in my legs.

Last week I got a Rash after scratching and unexplained bruises on legs. Then I got a pitching sharp pain in back of knee with swelling in my legs.

SCREEN 4 CLOTTING: Screen for clotting disorder this can cause Bruising and blood clots. If you are pregnant or post partum you need to be throughly screened for clotting disorders and treated appropriately. They sometimes flare during this time. FAC V DEF /MTHFR / Protein C&S/ Homocysteine/B12/Folic acid/RPR/ANTICARDIOLIPID AB/CIRCULATING LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT/AT3. ...Read more

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1 large blackish bruise in same spot behind both knees. Some pain in left leg. No swelling. Could it be a blood clot?

1 large blackish bruise in same spot behind both knees. Some pain in left leg. No swelling. Could it be a blood clot?

Unlikely: Risk factors that increase the chance of blood clot include sitting for long periods of time (low blood flow), smoking, having personal or family history of clots, birth control or pregnancy, inflammatory diseases (eg Crohns or rheumatoid arthritis). The only way to know for sure is by ultrasound. If the pain on the left worsens or swelling begins to occur, then reasonable to see a physician. ...Read more

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Sore spot under arm. Tender to touch. No visible swelling/redness/bruising. Sometimes a shooting pain. Believes it may be getting bigger.

Sore spot under arm. Tender to touch. No visible swelling/redness/bruising. Sometimes a shooting pain. Believes it may be getting bigger.

Sore spot under arm: Can be from a variety of things. Please see your doc for diagnosis. POSSIBILITIES include boil, sebaceous cyst, shingles, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray: (soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?

No. Unless: You just want a more detailed and expensive description of soft tissue swelling and bone edema. Direct blows to the patella take 4-8 weeks to resolve. Instead or MRI I would suggest patience, cole compresses and otc nsaid's for a while. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in my left leg behind knee. What can I do to ease the pain?

I have shooting pain in my left leg behind knee. What can I do to ease the pain?

See doctor: Shooting pain in the leg is sometimes referred to as sciatica. It may be caused by inflammation of one of the spinal nerves. Without treatment, the pain can be quite debilitating. There are many possible treatment options including medications, pt, and injections. The option I have found to be most helpful is injection of local anesthetic and steroid directly onto the inflamed nerve. ...Read more

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I have sharp shooting pain in my left inner thigh just above knee what is that?

I have sharp shooting pain in my left inner thigh just above knee what is that?

Shooting pains: Without a good History and physical/clinical exam it is tough to say. Common causes could include arthritis, a pinching nerve, phlebitis, muscle strain, etc. Etc. Get the area assessed by a good health care provider. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Getting a sharp shooting pain in the outside of my right knee, it just appears randomly then goes after around 25 minutes, I don't know what it is.

Getting a sharp shooting pain in the outside of my right knee, it just appears randomly then goes after around 25 minutes, I don't know what it is.

Need to be checked: Not enough information to advice you what it could be. But having said that it needs to be evaluated with comprehensive history and physical exam and imaging like x-rays and/or MRI. Only than we will know the cause of your pain and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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After fall hip, knee and ankle, shooting pain, what is that nerve?

After fall hip, knee and ankle, shooting pain, what is that nerve?

Likely: Get checked by neurologist. May need some tests run like nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in groin area when I raise knee or squat to stand. Feels like a pop and leg buckles. Only on rt side. Wakes me up! Possible cause?

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Need more info: Could be your hip. If acute onset-was there a precipitating accident. Could be hernia, high lumbar radiculopathy pain. How did it start. You should get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon, physiatrist, or sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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I have a sharp shooting pain going from my right hip to my right knee what could it be should I be worried or see a doctor?

I have a sharp shooting pain going from my right hip to my right knee what could it be should I be worried or see a doctor?

See Your Doctor: Most likely no need to worry, but you should see your doctor about diagnosing it and getting it treated, so that you don't have the pain. It may be due to the iliotibial band, in which case therapy will help resolve and prevent the issue. ...Read more

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Every night as I'm sleeping I experience a sharp shooting pain from the back of my left knee (only) disperse down to my foot and cause shock like pain?

Every night as I'm sleeping I experience a sharp shooting pain from the back of my left knee (only) disperse down to my foot and cause shock like pain?

Left knee: Please start with a someone who will take you to the Emergency facility where they will carefully examine your knee. Lab test and/or xrays will be done.
The doctors will discuss this with and make decisions about best care - either in the ER or in the hospital.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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I am having a sharp shooting pain from my right knee down to the ankle. This pain is not consistent,,, but seem to happen moving leg walking or lying.?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in leg on right side of knee on right leg tonight. Some may be other places other nights, now it is going up my thigh.

Sharp shooting pain in leg on right side of knee on right leg tonight. Some may be other places other nights, now it is going up my thigh.

Many things: Your symptoms are very general. This could be coming from your back (sciatica) or originating in your knee (? Arthritis). If the symptoms have been present for more than a week, you should be evaluateed by your doctor. ...Read more

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When I lay on my back and lift my left leg up straight not bending my knee I get sharp shooting pain in my lower back. I also can't stand straight up.

When I lay on my back and lift my left leg up straight not bending my knee I get sharp shooting pain in my lower back. I also can't stand straight up.

Back sprain: The pain on straight leg raising is indicative of either ligament tears and laxity in the lumbar spine or sacroiliac problems with weak ligaments. It might also involve an inflammation of a lumbar disc and nerve root irritation.

Visit www. Proloshot. Com or www. Aaomed. Org to find a doctor who does prolotherapy as the ideal treatment to rectify this problem. ...Read more

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I am getting a shooting pain in my right knee only when kneeling on it, it's very sharp and painfull, otherwise my knee is fine. What is the cause?

I am getting a shooting pain in my right knee only when kneeling on it, it's very sharp and painfull, otherwise my knee is fine. What is the cause?

Probably bursitis: Knee pain especially on kneeling is suggestive of bursitis most likely prepatellar bursitis. There are numerous fluid filled sacs on the knee joint that help lubricate it. Sometimes they get inflamed. Rest and and applying ice can help. A consultation with a physician may be warranted to do further work up such as ordering x-rays to rule out possible fracture. ...Read more

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I have a sharp shooting pain going from my toes up to my knee, I can barely move my leg it hurts so badly. What do I do?

LEG PAIN WITH WEAK: THIS IS A SITUATION IN WHICH A MEDICAL WORKUP WILL NEED TO BE PEFORMED ASAP. PLEASE CALL YOUR INTERNIST THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, AND OBTAIN AN APPOINTMENT FOR COMPLETE EVALUATION OF THIS COMPLAINT. ...Read more

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