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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Knee Effusion

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How long can I wait before i get help for knee effusion?

How long can I wait before i get help for knee effusion?

Knee effusion: Depends on how occurred gentle activity to minor trauma. Ice elevation nsaids rest time should improve . Major trauma blood ligament cartilage injury sooner. ...Read more

Effusion (Definition)

Increased joint fluid or ...Read more


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How long can I wait before i seak care for knee effusion ?

How long can I wait before i seak care for knee effusion
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You should do soon: Knee effusion usually is urgent is condition if it happened to you the first time without trauma. ...Read more

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Knee effusion is it dislocated?

Knee effusion is it dislocated?

No! Effusion= fluid: In the kneefrom irritation of he linning of the joint, from any cause. Dislocation= when the 2 bones making a joint, are forcibly pulled apart, by tearing of the ligaments or the capsule/tendons. Very painful condition and shoud be reduced immediately, into its natural position to reestablish the bony surfaces of the joint. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad if i exercise with a knee effusion and knee pain?

Please advise if it's bad if i exercise with a knee effusion and knee pain?

Yes.: It may be bad, because an effusion indicates that something is structurally wrong with your knee. You should see an orthopedic knee specialist, to see if exercising through it is ok. ...Read more

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I cont to have knee effusion after 5 months of othroscopic surgery is this normal?

I cont to have knee effusion after 5 months of othroscopic  surgery is this normal?

Not normal,: But common. This happens often after arthroscopic knee surgery, but it is not something that you can say is normal. You should discuss this with your ortho, but at the same time, dont assume a redo of the same surgery will correct this. Make sure you have done all the physical therapy you can and try to do more. Work on quad and hamstring strengthening. ...Read more

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I have knee effusion, got it drained last weel, seems to be returning. How do I stop it and relieve it?

I have knee effusion,  got it drained last weel, seems to be returning. How do I stop it and relieve it?

Find out the cause: If you are experiencing recurrent knee swelling, you should have your doctor determine the cause of the swelling. In the meantime, take an anti-inflammtory, rest/ice/compress the knee. ...Read more

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Every few months i get bilateral knee effusion that needs draining and a shot. The fluid noninflamatory. Why would this keep recurring? No injury

Unexplained effusion: Have you had an MRI yet? You may have articulat cartilage or a meniscal injury. Blood tests can help rule out rheumatologic diseases. Infection sounds unlikely. I recommend you to be evaluated by an orthopaedic doc or if you already have done this, get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Knee effusion in 2 year old no ligament damage, possible causes?

Several possible: A knee effusion in a 2 y/o could be a number of things including trauma, arthritis and infection. I would go to your doctor and have them evaluate what kind of work up needs to be done to correctly diagnose the effusion. ...Read more

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Is increased urinary frequency normal during knee effusion? Thank you.

Is increased urinary frequency normal during knee effusion?  Thank you.

No: The two do not correlate unless you are taking a diuretic to get rid of lower extremity effusion. You could have some metabolic issues that could increase lower extremity swelling, and caused increase urination, but not specific one sided knee effusion. Different story if you are having any other infectious signs, such as fever, chills. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hi docs, do you think it's bad if I exercise with a knee effusion and knee pain?

Hi docs, do you think it's bad if I exercise with a knee effusion and knee pain?

Often: Physical stress to an inflamed joint often increases the swelling and pain. Have the cause of the knee issue diagnosed and treated first. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more