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What can you do for a knee swollen from arthritis?

What can you do for a knee swollen from arthritis?

Swollen knee: Treatment depends on what type of arthritis is causing the problem. Is this a chronic problem and are you being treated for arthritis? If not you should call your doctor for a examination to determine the cause of your swollen knee and to advise treatment. You may need a specialist for care of some types of arthritis. Rheumatologists are specialists in the treatment of arthritis. Let us know. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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My knee is swollen from knee arthritus after playing ball what to do?

My knee is  swollen  from knee arthritus after playing ball what to do?

Modify your exercise: Ah...The 50's. Have you tried r.I.C.E. Therapy. Rest. Which is to take it easy for a while. Apply ice every 15 minutes for the first few hours. Compress it with an ace wrap or neoprene brace and elevate the limb, like on a pillow. You can safely add Ibuprofen or naproxen, if you have no allergies and take no other meds (if you do, ask your pharmacist first). ...Read more

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I have arthritus in my knees, i wear a sleeve over them in the daytime. Then remove them at night, is this a good idea because they feel swollen .

I have arthritus in my knees, i wear a sleeve over them in the daytime. Then remove them at night, is this a good idea because they feel swollen .

Doesn't matter : Really, because the sleeve may only offer psychological support in realty. Physically you may get some proprioceptive feedback to help you remember not to push the knee too much. However, it will not support nor offer protection to your joints. ...Read more

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I wear a neoprene sleeve over my knees because of some arthritus.When i remove it, my knees feel swollen. Is it too tight?

I wear a neoprene sleeve over my knees because of some arthritus.When i remove it, my knees feel swollen. Is it too tight?

It's possible: But the knees may swell any way from arthritis . Too tight of a sleeve may also compress local soft tissues affecting venous return. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knee does that cause your legs to swell?

I have arthritis in my knee does that cause your legs to swell?

Possbily: Hard to say without a thorough history and exam. There could be another reason that the leg is swelling. I would see a Dr. just to be sure. ...Read more

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Vibrating feeling in legs. New onset of painful joints. Hips knees and elbows. Knee will swell at times. No injury. 33 year old active female. Help!

Vibrating feeling in legs. New onset of painful joints. Hips knees and elbows. Knee will swell at times. No injury. 33 year old active female. Help!

Joint swelling: Joint swelling and pain in a young female without trauma may indicate an inflammatory process, autoimmune disease, or maybe even a viral infection. If this persists and does not respond to simple anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen, see your doc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arthritis in your knees?

What are the symptoms of arthritis in your knees?

See below: Symptoms of arthritis conditions include pain, sometimes swelling, increased warmth limitation of motion, stiffness particularly in the morning after getting up, popping, clicking, giving way or buckling. People often report trouble with stairs or trouble getting up after they have been sitting a while. Not everyone has all of these symptoms however. ...Read more

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What foods should you eat if you have arthritis in the knees?

What foods should you eat if you have arthritis in the knees?

Healthier diet: I counsel my patients to decrease their intake of red meat, avoid fried foods, eat more green and brightly colored vegetables, less white flour and white veggies like potatoes, eat fruits and berries, more fish intake and overall less simple carbs. Stay away from soft drinks (diet or not), decrease or eliminate artificial sweeteners. In the supermarket, more "whole foods" andless processed stuff. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more