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Sore Swollen Knee
Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times. ?
You need an eval: Some of the reasons for your symptoms are things that need immediate care depending how long you have been suffering with those symptoms. Please see a medical doctor right away. If your right sided symptoms are signs of a stroke, than you need to be in a hospital now. Depends on how long you have been dealing with this, so if just today, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i developed a cold and sore and swollen knees at the same time, should I be worried?
Fell over on cement. I now have a sore knee, swollen bruised shin and it feels stiff and painful when walking. My ankle has puffed up. Cold compress?
Not fun fall: Ice is always your best friend when you fall, especially with swelling and bruising of your knee/ ankle.You do want to have it checked out, especially if your ankle is swollen to determine if it's a strain or sprain.For either, it's important to keep it elevated above your heart level, to help reduce swelling. Imaging may be needed if you can't weight bear. So, using crutches until ur seen is good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have got a swollen knee which is very painful particularly after resting and hot burning, aching. Need to rest I have difficulty walking?
After mva have knee problems 1st wk walked only on toes of r leg swollen knee unable to do certain thing now constantly have chronic aching/sharp pain?
Treatment/Evaluation: Swelling in the knee usually represents some type of injury either as a result of trauma or a disease process like arthritis or gout. Ice and elevation will help. If there are no contraindications then an anti inflammatory medicine like advil or aleve (naproxen) may also help. It is important to have the knee evaluated to determine the cause of swelling as this often means that there is cartilage injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury. If these symptoms worsen or persist see your orthopedic physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: 2 most common indications are diagnostic and therapeutic. There are many causes for a knee effusion. Your provider may want to establish a diagnosis to guide treatment recommendations. For example, if you have gouty arthritis, that treatment may differ than that for osteoarthritis. In addition, aspirating a large volume of fluid can make your knee feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently started experiencing a swollen knee and both feet as well. can you tell me what could cause this?
I have a swollen knee what do I do? just started playing frisbee again after 5months. played 2 straight days from 6-8pm. then my knee swell a little
Most likely injury: If your knee swelling started right after a lot of physical activity, it's very likely that you sustained a minor injury that is causing your knee to swell even if you don't recall it happening. Put ice on it, take NSAIDS (Motrin or naproxen) and if it doesn't start improving after a few days, be sure to see your regular doctor for further evaluation. You may need to see an orthopedic doc. ...Read more
A week ago I woke to a swollen knee couldn't straighten at all. Very painfull I can straighten my leg a bit bette still painfull & pain down to ankle?
Swollen knee: a swollen knee without trauma in a 22 year old female is usually activity related. If you don't remember an injury the three causes for swelling in most cases are 1) irritation around the knee cap 2.) a torn lateral meniscus. 3.) a rheumatologic disorder. A virtual consult would be a helpful next step if it doesn't get better with rest/ice/ Motrin within a couple days. ...Read more