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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

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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Swelling below right knee cap. Slightly on the center to right outside pocket of swelling g?

Swelling  below right knee cap. Slightly on the center to right outside pocket of swelling g?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes. One of the more common is called pre patellar bursitis which can develop in the area of the knee you are describing. A detailed exam will usually tell you the cause, consider being checked. ...Read more

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The bottom of my sons knee cap has started swelling . It is big and you can't even notice it .You have to touch it to know its there.He didn't fall.

The bottom of my sons knee cap has started swelling . It is big and you can't even notice it .You have to touch it to know its there.He didn't fall.

See a doctor: The knee should be examined. There are a lot of things that it could be, but you can't know without seeing it, touching it, and moving the knee around. ...Read more

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Swelling above right knee cap. What could it be?

Swelling above right knee cap. What could it be?

Usually this is---: -where you would see an effusion (fluid=synovial or blood). Get into see your PCP as a start &get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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How do I get the swelling down around my knee-cap, from running?

Ice/elevate/compress: Besides simply resting your leg, you should apply ice, over a compression wrap (elastic wrap), and elevate your knee (on the couch). You can also consider an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. Seek medical evaluation if the swelling and pain do not subside in several days. ...Read more

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My knee cap is floating since i sprained my knee. Most of the swelling is gone, but some remains?

My knee cap is floating since i sprained my knee. Most of the swelling is gone,  but some remains?

Can last a long time: Pain and swelling may last a long time following any injury. Have it evaluated by you orthopedist and get the appropriate treatment to avoid future complications. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my knee swelling up on top of my knee cap overnight it feels like a waterballon ?

Should I be worried about my knee swelling up on top of my knee cap overnight it feels like a waterballon ?

Seek more advice: Most likely this represents swelling within your joint called an effusion or swelling outside the joint on top of the patella, called prepatellar bursitis. Either way, you should seek additional advice via a physician evaluation. For now, limiting your weight-bearing and icing the knee 20 minutes every 1-2 hours would be wise. ...Read more

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There is constant swelling and pain under my knee cap.Sometimes it pops and hurts into the inside of my knee.I can run but it hurts.What's wrong?

There is constant swelling and pain under my knee cap.Sometimes it pops and hurts into the inside of my knee.I can run but it hurts.What's wrong?

May be tendonitis: If your pain is focal at the bottom end of your kneecap one possibility is patellar tedonitis. You can treat with ice, anti-inflammatories, stretching, and use of a chopat or similar brace when running. There are other possible causes and you should see an orthopaedic surgery for examination to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more