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Swelling Behind Both Knees
Swelling behind both knees and gets stiff if standfing to long. I am a hairdresser and work out 4 times a week doing kick boxing and zumba.
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
I've had swelling behind both knees for about three mos. Began when I had to be off my feet for 3 mos. 4 injurynow been spinning for 2 mos still there?
Bakers cyst: Swelling behind both knees may be bakers cysts. Consult an orthopedist for a definitive answer. ...Read more
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
What does it mean when both knees are swelling and it hurts crouch down and get back up plus walk upstair?
I am 30yrs old female, wt 84, ht 5.7, I have swelling & some degenerative changes on both knees, can I use treadmill for walking to wt reduction?
Unlikely: It is veru unlikely to be due to allergy in both legs. Have it checked. ...Read more
Pain/swelling right knee now in both knees, pain up through thighs, now cracking fell on knee 2 yrs ago, what could this be?
I have pain in both knees, . No swelling, no redness, have suffered no injuries. Painful to stand from seated position. Squatting is impossible.
Painful knees: You will need to see a physician and possibly have x-rays done of your knees or other investigations to reach a diagnosis, but it sounds as though you could be developing some arthritis. Are you overweight and/or did you play football, especially at an offensive or defensive line position? Either of these could cause significant stress on your knee joints. ...Read more
Two weeks ago I fell on sidewalk hard, scraping up both knees. Yesterday, I kneeled down on left knee, creating large top bump & swelling by nite?
Contusion: Did the scraps heal. The swelling in you knee may be a contusion. You can apply ice for the first 24 hours. If infection or fracture is a concern see a doctor. ...Read more
Severe pain in both knees, ankles some knuckles often have bad headaches, light sensitive, swelling in knees for over 3 years. Nothing helps. Diagnose?
I use ibuprofen at night, for severe osteoarthritis in both knees. The swelling and pain are limiting my daily activities. What else can I do?
Weight loss: If you are at all overweight, weight loss can significantly reduce your pain. When we walk, use the stairs or get out of a car our knees see from 3 to 5 times our body weight. Loosing 10 pounds translates to 30-50 pounds less weight for our knees to carry when ambulatory. Weight loss will also slow the progression of osteoarthritis....Best wishes f ...Read more
I have bilateral knee pain with edema. There is definitely some kind of fluid buildup on both knees. The swelling decreases with ice application. Asa?
Not ASA: An anti-inflammatory would be ideal. Check with your doctor if your kidney function is good and can take them and at what dose. ...Read more
Have itching pain both knees. Difficult to sit/ stand up with the pain. When walking a jerking sound occured at knees. Swelling /bulging also in knee?
Knee pain: The combination of pain, clicking, swelling, and impaired mobility of the knees may be caused by arthritis. Soft tissue problems like meniscus (cartilage) deterioration is also possible. See your physician for an exam and appropriate treatment with medication or perhaps injections. ...Read more
I recently came off Lexapro (escitalopram) (slowly). 3 weeks later I have joint stiffness, swelling and pain in both knees. Could Lexapro (escitalopram) cause this?
Probably not: But pretty much any side effect is possible w/ any drug. However, having it happen 3 wks after stopping doesn't raise a lot of suspicion. ...Read more
Bad osteo in both knees now hv a lg lump n swelling (where the little bone is on outside below knee cap) bone three times sz it should be bad pain?
Knee Effusion: Sounds like a knee effusion which is fluid collection increase in the knee. If its really bad, you may need to have your knee drained. Occasionally a steroid injection may help decrease the pain and fluid collection. I would have you checked out by a sports medicine physician or orthopedic physician to make a true evaluation. ...Read more
I feel over a week ago and landed on both knees. Xrays did not show any fractures. Swelling, bruise and extreme pain when trying to kneel. Help!
Im32 yo n having pain in both knees have hypothyroidism what could be the reason of this knee pain/joints pain no swelling just feel loose n painful?
Something systemic?: Bilateral knee pain and thyroid problems doesn't ring any bells but at your age it does suggest you be worked up for something systemic going on. I would look for markers of general inflammation in your blood and might even consider looking for an auto-immune etiology if nothing apparent on physical exam. There are even some viruses that can cause transient arthralgias. ...Read more
I have arthritis in both knees due to physical activity when I was younger. This has led to my knees swelling with fluid it also has caused adema in my lower leg and feet. Over the last few years it has turned into dark purple blotches on my calf's and fe
While: While arthritis in your knees may cause pain and swelling, rough dark purple blotches on your calves and feet are not typical. You may want to start with a dermatologist if your concern is the skin irregularities. If you are seeking treatment recommendations for the pain and swelling in your knees, then see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Pain behind both knees when laying down, worse on the right side.....goes away when I get up and walk?
Posterior knee pain:
I believe you might have Arthritis as the pain in Arthritis gets worse after long period of inactivity with cold and also activity, the other reasons for the pain in back of the knee are: Baker cyst: inflammation of Popliteal Bursa,
injury to the knee cartilage, injury to the muscle of the back of thigh (hamstring muscles). Please see your provider for a good knee exam or possible Xray. ...Read more
I have pains in both knees and they swell a lot but I have always been active and never had an injury what could this be?
Osteoartritis: You should see your doctor for exam. Sounds like the knees are overused and causing some Inflamation ...Read more
My 3 year old son has a rash in both armpits and behind both knees. They itch. His armpit ones are spreading. What could this be?
Sounds like it: Could be eczema, a contact rash or a fungal infection. For the first 2, the treatment would be a cortisone cream and for the third an anti-fungal cream. If he is otherwise well, you could try these over-the-counter and if not better, or worsening or appears ill in any way, I would recommend seeing his pediatrician. ...Read more
I have been at the beach for 4 days. Been doing a lot of walking. Noticed slight bruising behind both knees. Should I be concerned. No pain?
Bruising.: Your question is greatly appreciated. It is often difficult to provide a comprehensive answer without more details. Some of the more worrisome symptoms would include easy bruising, easy bleeding, skin rash, fever, fatigue, weakness or numbness in the extremities among others. If the condition persists or causes you concern it is best to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
29, have varicose&reticular veins behind both knees. Getting removal in Jan, but seem to be getting bigger and multiplying. What could be causing this?
29, have varicose&reticular veins behind both knees. Laser removal in Jan, but seem to be getting bigger and multiplying. What could be causing this?
What are causes of daily leg pain beginning behind both knees and shooting up and down both legs? Had a doppler of legs that didn't show anything.
Maybe back issue: If doppler negative (arterial and venous - should have had both) then most likely source is you back. ...Read more
Had Sclerotherapy on Tues- behind both knees. Rt. leg is very bruised and I feel pain/pinch a few inches under 1 bruise on inside calf. Ok or concern?
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