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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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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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Will a pinched nerve in the back cause pain and swelling in the knee?

Will a pinched nerve in the back cause pain and swelling in the knee?

Knee and spine: No but low back related weakness and proprioception problems around the knee joint can exaggerate and accelerate the wear and tear that a knee endures, and sometimes is a fundamental aggravating, causative factor. ...Read more

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What problems happen in the back of the knee besides baker's cyst. I have pain and swelling in the knee above the kneecap.?

What problems happen in the back of the knee besides baker's cyst. I have pain and swelling in the knee above the kneecap.?

Pain and swelling: If you are having pain and swelling above the kneecap there are different possibilities. You could have problems with your quadriceps tendon insertion, arthritis, or something torn inside your knee. ...Read more

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What problems happen in the back of the knee besides baker's cyst. I have pain and swelling in the knee above the kneecap.?

What problems happen in the back of the knee besides baker's cyst. I have pain and swelling in the knee above the kneecap.?

See an Orthopaedist: A baker's cyst is often a sign of pathology within the knee joint (meniscal tear or arthritis e.g.). If you are also experiencing pain and swelling above the knee cap, an orthopaedic evaluation is recommended to identify the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Will I get addicted to nurophen ... ? I tqke them as reqired for pain and swelling on my knee

Will I get addicted to nurophen ... ? I tqke them as reqired for pain and swelling on my knee

Unlikely: Nurophen's main ingredient is ibuprofen, which is also in Motrin and Advil. It is a very common NSAID, which does not have addictive properties. An excessive amount can cause kidney failure. If you use a lot if it, I recommend you get a blood test to check your kidney numbers ...Read more

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After using levaquin, (levofloxacin) my Achilles tendon and knees have started paining suddenly. I have minor psoriasis; i want to rule out psoriatic arthritis. I don't have any swelling and my nails are healthy. What should I do?

After using levaquin, (levofloxacin) my Achilles tendon and knees have started paining suddenly. I have minor psoriasis; i want to rule out psoriatic arthritis. I don't have any swelling and my nails are healthy. What should I do?

Rheumatologist eval: Psoriasis is associated with joint inflammation and tendon problems. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is associated with tendonopathy particularly of the achilles tendon but other tendons can be involved including the knee but not classically. Rheumatologist specilize in the diagnosis and treatment of the about aided at time by orthopedic surgeons if damage is severe. Diagnosis based on history, labs and clinical judge. ...Read more

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What can cause a swelling in the knee in different times that come and goes ?

What can cause a swelling in the knee in different times that come and goes  ?

Several possible: Intermitent swelling in a joint can be due to an injury or arthritis. If it happens in the morning and gets better with activity, it could be arthritis. If it happens at the end of a day or with more activity it could be an injury that is being aggravated. Infections are unlikely to cause intermittent swelling. Sometimes there is swelling around a joint that is not actually in the joint (edema). ...Read more

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For a couple of days I have been dealing with pain and swelling in my right knee. Today, I felt a pop in the right side of the same knee. ?

For a couple of days I have been dealing with pain and swelling in my right knee. Today, I felt a pop in the right side of the same knee. ?

Knee injury: could be an injury to lateral collateral ligament, tear in meniscus, strain or sprain ?? Need to wrap, ice, ibuprofen, elevate, neoprene brace...get x-ray, maybe needle to check fluid or blood, crutches... ...Read more

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I have had pain and swelling in my right knee for a couple of days now but today I actually felt a pop in the right side of my knee. What should I do?

I have had pain and swelling in my right knee for a couple of days now but today I actually felt a pop in the right side of my knee. What should I do?

Orthopedic surgeon: This combination of signs and symptoms sound like an internal knee derangement and could be due to cartilage or ligament injury. At present rest,elevation,cold applications and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen are the best measures. See an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment unless signs and symptoms resolve quickly. ...Read more

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Can altered gait due to injury of ankle and knee cause pain and swelling in the hamstring?

Can altered gait due to injury of ankle and knee cause pain and swelling in the hamstring?

Oh yes!: Any alteration in your gait due to an injury can then in turn cause other problems. I would see a physical therapist to begin some treatment if possible. ...Read more

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