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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. 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


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What can you do for a swollen arm?

What can you do for a swollen arm?

Swollen arm: There are many entities that can cause a swollen arm but the most common are trauma, infection, and hypersensivity reactions. Since you did not specify the main reason for your swollen arm, you did your condition be diagnosed by a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sprained knee?

What can I do for a sprained knee?

Many options: Depending on the condition some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from a knee injury?

What can I do to relieve the pain from a knee injury?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day,. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication as well. ...Read more

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What can I do for the pain from a knee injury from skateboarding?

What can I do for the pain from a knee injury from skateboarding?

It depends...: ...On the type of injury. To start with try: rice...Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Otc pain meds should be considered, follow the dose on the bottle. If your need is bad enough and limiting your daily activities or prolonged then you need to see your pcp or and orthopedist. There are many possibilities if it is not getting better with initial conservative treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What I can do to relieve a swollen knee?

What I can do to relieve a swollen knee?

RICE therapy: Rest ice, compression, elevation. Then go figure out why the knee is swollen--what is the exact damage--and then you can deal with that appropriately. ...Read more

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What can I do about a bad knee injury? Will an MRI be likely

What can I do about a bad knee injury?  Will an MRI be likely

Start with x-ray: The vast majority of the time, the first study ordered will be an regular old x-ray. That may be all that is needed. If a meniscal, ligament or tendon injury is suspected then an MRI is more likely. An MRI may also be ordered if there is suspicion of a fracture that is not visible on the x-ray. ...Read more

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How do you help the pain from bursitis in a knee so you can walk?

How do you help the pain from bursitis in a knee so you can walk?

Try nonop first: First line treatments are relative rest (avoid any offending activities, for example kneeling on the inflamed bursa), ice, compression, and nsaids (naproxen, ibuprofen, etc); if that has failed a corticosteroid injection can be tried; if lengthy nonop tx fails, the bursa can be surgically excised. See a knee specialist for eval and tx. Good luck! ...Read more

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If a MRI detects a knee joint effusion how can they see meniscal tears? I really don't know what to do with my knee pain surgeon can't help me help

If a MRI detects a knee joint effusion how can they see meniscal tears?  I really don't know what to do with my knee pain surgeon can't help me help

MRI great tool: Mri detects 95% of injuries in your knee, but not 100%. An effusion means fluid in the knee, but is non-specific. There are dozens of causes of knee joint swelling. The MRI is helpful in making decisions regarding whether surgery is indicated and if so, can help in planning for your surgeon. The gold standard, however, is looking inside the knee with the scope. Consider 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What to do for a knee strain?

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What to do for a knee strain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression & elevation is a good basis upon which to start treating most injuries. If any bleeding, bruising or deformity is noted, go see your doctor immediately. Same if you can't bear weight or walk. ...Read more

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What kind of excersises or teatment I can do for a damage meniscus?

What kind of excersises or teatment I  can do for a damage meniscus?

Swimming/biking: Not knowing the specific injury, biking (with the seat as high as possible) is helpful in strengthening. Swimming is useful also. Essentially you are weightless when swimming. ...Read more

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What could I do to find out if its arthritis in my knee or a torn ligament?

What could I do to find out if its arthritis in my knee or a torn ligament?

Get it evaluated: See your doctor or an orthopedist. With an exam and appropriate imaging studies, the cause can be determined. ...Read more

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What to do for a spranged knee?

What to do for a spranged  knee?

Ibuprofen and ice: Best use use ice and antiinflammatories for the pain. You should see your doctor if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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What other ways that a leg can get amputated because of a knee injury besides knee dislocation and how bad does it have to get? Pinching nerves?

What other ways  that a leg can get amputated because of a knee injury besides knee dislocation and how bad does it have to get? Pinching nerves?

Usually not done: There would have to be something else - not the settiin you describe. Tumors or loss of blood supply would be some that might. You can discuss these with your physician. ...Read more

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What can a doctor do for knee arthritis in an athletic teenager?

What can a doctor do for knee arthritis in an athletic teenager?

Yes: The first question is the cause of the arthritis. Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis have excellent treatments. Osteoarthritis in a teen is uncommon. There are medications, physical therapies as well as complementary therapies that can all be helpful. ...Read more

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What can someone do for a torn tendon?

What can someone do for a torn tendon?

If it is not a vest-: -igeal tendon such as Palmaris longus, poplitious in the hand & lower leg , they R usually functional and need repair acutely, or if long standing tendon transfers & grafts can B done. ...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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Can you tell me what docs do for a ligament tear or sprain?

Can you tell me what docs do for a ligament tear or sprain?

Depending on the se-: Verity and the site of the ligament injury. Most are treatable by non operative means in majority of patients, while some require surgery, like acl reconstruction. All treatments are individualized to the patient, keeping in mind his specific needs etc. ...Read more

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Arthritis (Definition)

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