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What can cause knee swelling for years?

What can cause knee swelling for years?

Many things: Any of the forms of arthritis, gout, meniscus tear, instability, pseudogout.........Many others. ...Read more

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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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What could cause knee swelling for many years?

What could cause knee swelling for many years?

Arthritis: Nearly all forms of arthritis can cause chronic knee swelling; would have it evaluated and not ignore this. ...Read more

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What would be the cause for swelling in legs and ankles for a 49 year old male?

What would be the cause for swelling in legs and ankles for a 49 year old male?

Rule out: Swelling can be caused by many reasons. You should rule out serious conditions such as cardiac, pulmonary or renal pathology. See your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What can cause severe pain 1yr after total knee replacement surgery?My mother has numbness in foot and knee. Sometimes swelling. Thanks

What can cause severe pain 1yr after total knee replacement surgery?My mother has numbness in foot and knee. Sometimes swelling. Thanks

Varies: There are multiple possibilities, but one general way to look at it is either there is something wrong with the knee replacement surgery outcome, or your mother has another condition causing pain in that area. The most common "other" cause is a condition calked spinal stenosis, which is essentially a pinched nerve in the back that can cause leg pain and numbness. ...Read more

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What can cause severe knee pain in a child for nearly 13yrs?

What can cause severe knee pain in a child for nearly 13yrs?

Several causes: There can be several causes. Has the child had the knee pain evaluated? Is the knee swollen? Get the pain evaluated or reevaluated by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What can cause long-term, undiagnosed knee swelling?

What can cause long-term, undiagnosed knee swelling?

Knee swelling: Consider degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis, effusion, impinging tissues such as meniscal tears, acl tear, or loose body. Check with your orthopedic surgeon for good exam and imaging. ...Read more

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What are some possibilities for knee swelling that goes on for years?

What are some possibilities for knee swelling that goes on for years?

Many: The most common reasons for knee swelling is degenerative changes of the knee, meaning the beginning of arthritis. Other reasons are chronic meniscal tears or instability for previous injuries. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for severe swelling in the foot up to calf after having total hip replacement?

What are possible causes for severe swelling in the foot up to calf after having total hip replacement?

Clot: The number one concern after joint replace my with the condition you describe would be the present of a blood clot. Even though you have likely received medication to prevent blood clots they are not 100 percent effective. Seek care and potentially need an ultrasound to evaluate for a clot. ...Read more

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Moderate lower/mid back pain about 1 month. I have been limping due to knee injury for 5 months. Is this the cause/ what can be done to alleviate pain?

Cannot say: without directly examining. Pain makes for easy answers on examination if a spot is tender on poking it, that's the cause! Limping tends to jar back and produce muscle irritation and spasm. Aspirin like drugs, warmth, rest, massage are some of many many treatments. ...Read more

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What causes a swelling ankle to stop swelling?

What causes a swelling ankle to stop swelling?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What would cause a cyst to form under my knee cap?Is there any help for nerve pain one year after total knee replacement?

What would cause a cyst to form under my knee cap?Is there any help for nerve pain one year after total knee replacement?

Arthritis: A cyst under the patella (kneecap) will often develop as a result of articular cartilage degeneration which can occur with arthritis or other conditions that lead to damage of the cartilage. These can be found in any joint. The cyst is a fluid filled cavity that will often connect with the joint at the area of cartilage damage. If the cyst has occurred after tka it is likely something else. ...Read more

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What can cause knee stiffness?

What can cause knee stiffness?

Trauma,Arthritis: Injuries, osteoarthritis, surgery, bleeding into the joint from coagulopathies or blood thiners, gout, other forms of arthritis. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for severe swelling in foot up after having total hip replacement?

What are possible causes for severe swelling in foot up after having total hip replacement?

HIP REPLACEMENT: Hip replacement is major surgery and takes many hours to do it. Severe swelling after or is due to traumatic surgery and not well established circulation yet. They have to use crutches, undergo intensive physical therapy to properly walk again. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain and swelling in the knee?

What can I do for pain and swelling in the knee?

Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Most swollen, painful joints are due to overuse, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, etc. These can usually be treated with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medicines like Motrin or aleve (naproxen). Sometimes drainage and injections can also help. If the joint swells rapidly or is red, hot, or extremely tender, see your doctor as this could be something more serious like an infection or gout. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

Possible blood clot: My main worry with those symptoms would be a blood clot in the leg veins called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Causes can be long trips/immobility, recent surgery and inherited conditions.These can be life-threatening so need attention. Infections such as cellulitis can also cause those symptoms, as can gout (not always the toe), a baker's cyst behind the knee, and other things.Maybe need checked. ...Read more

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What would cause a knee to swell and have pain with no injury?

What would cause a knee to swell and have pain with no injury?

Knee swelling : Could be infectious. Better get it checked out if it is persistent ...Read more

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Please tell me what can be causing the pain in my knee after ACL reconstruction?

Kneecap tracking.: It could be the tracking of your kneecap, or it can be a tendinitis. Those are the most common reasons for pain after an acl. You should consult your surgeon. Generally, these get better with physical therapy. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to have chronic leg stiffness and pain?

What can cause someone to have chronic leg stiffness and pain?

See Pain Specialist: You may need this worked up to see why you have such significant pain by your PCP initially and then possibly a pain specialist. Could be sciatica, DVT, compartment syndrome, etc... Hard to say without evaluations. ...Read more

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My left leg and foot are swelling. Is there something i can take to decrease the swelling?

Swelling: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. If you are having calf pain and redness with the swelling, you should go to the er to rule out a blood clot in the leg. ...Read more

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What can cause me to have swelling and redness after masturbation?

What can cause me to have swelling and redness after masturbation?

Masturbation: I do not know which gender you are. I will assume male for this answer. If I am wrong ask again. Masturbation is about friction. If you do not use lubrication then the dry friction can lead to damage or abrasions to the penile skin. This irritation can also then get infected and be swollen and red. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...Read more