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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Knee swelling : Could be infectious. Better get it checked out if it is persistent ...Read more
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