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What Causes Fluid Build Up In The Knee
What is osteoarthrofibrosis in the knee? What causes grinding and clicking in the knee? Can too much fluid be removed from the knee?
Irritation : This is the bodies way of trying (unsuccessfully 0 to deal with the irritation of one kind or another in the joint. ...Read more
R/O ARTHRITIS: You need to be evaluated for ARTHRITIS BURSITIS.. You need a full exam and lab workup including TFTS /vitD/RA/ANA/URIC ACID Lyme titers. Bilateral knee X-ray and MRI if symptoms persist. You should also go gluten free wholeApproach. Com. And start vitamin supplements. Glucosamine/krill oil/ubiquinol/resveretral. Also PT eval for ROM exercises. ...Read more
What is a intra articulate fusion mean in the knee? What causes a knee not to straighten? Please help
Knee effusion : Intrarticular effusion indicates that your your knee is inflamed . If you can't straighten it you probably have some structural wear and tear inside the knee. You need to be evaluated by a knee specialist Orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Possible: Depending on the size of the broken cartilage, how was it damaged and to what extent your knee is utilized. An MRI scan would give you the best view of the damage area. Cartilages in your knees provide comfortable cushion and smooth interface for the knee bones to slide on each other during walking or running. A small broken piece may not be noticeable. Talk to a knee surgeon for more info. ...Read more
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
Osgood Schlatter's: Tennage boys commonly have transient pain in the anterior knee regions, seemingly related to bone growth at this age. Osgood schlatter's problem is non-inflammatory, self-limited, and usually there are no residual disabilities. Sport activities might need to be temporarily put aside. A medical doctor can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Knee ligament tear: One could experience severe pain from a knee ligament tear (e.g. Mcl, lcl, acl, pcl, etc.). If the pain is severe and lancinating and the equation contains a knee ligament, a teat of the deeper knee joint ligaments (e.g. Acl) may cause this. An orthopedic surgeon should be consulted if this is the case. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: But first, there's supposed to be fluid in your knee. Synovial fluid acts as a shock absorber of sorts so you really don't want to get rid of it. Second, why do you want to mess around w/your knee if it doesn't hurt? Better to leave well enough alone. Bottom line, go see your family doctor and explain in full detail what's going on and what's on your mind that concerns you about your knee. ...Read more
See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Attempts to Repair: Scar tissue results from your body's natural attempts to repair damage from injuries. Immobility may increase this, and physical therapy may be needed to counteract it. Your info indicates you've had some surgical procedures already, so your surgeon would be the best person to ask about your case. ...Read more
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
Yes: An acl tear can result in knee instability. The lower leg (tibia) can slide forward and rotate relative to the thigh (femur). This can result in near dislocation events and can lead to further damage of the cartilage and meniscus. In younger patients who want to remain active in sports, a torn acl should be reconstructed by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
A number of causes:
Most likely its a meniscal lesion, or a chondral/ligament lesion. At your age, it could be a knee cap problem or something called osteochondritis (although you might be old for it).
You should see your orthopod. ...Read more
What is a normal range of motion in the knee supposed to be? What causes your knee not to fully extend?
What cause pain in the knee due to popping and slipping. I have a lot of swelling in the knee unable to straighten the leg when standing?
Need evaluation: Swelling in the knee is a marker for something inside being torn and the slipping and pain are indications that you should have this evaluated by and orthopedist. ...Read more
What causes my knee to hurt when i straighten it to do quad exercises? I feel a lot of pain when i tighten the quad the pain is felt in the knee?
What causes lancing pain in the knee medial? It hurts so much it is almost unable could it be a tear or a displacement of the meniscus? Please help
It could be either of the 2 and some more possibilities, like early arthritis, loose body, or referred pain from a back/hip lesion.
I think you need to go to your orthopod and get it investigated/treated.
In the meantime, take some nsaids, rest your knee and use a cane or crutches if you have them and know how to use them, to minimize taking through that side.
Good luck. ...Read more
What causes throbbing pain in the knee? What are the Symptons of having a frozen knee? What are the symptoms of having a mechanical issue in the knee?
Throb'g knee pain: Many possibilities. Please send lot more info so we can help you. ...Read more
Dislocation: An isolated ligament tear in the knee can cause profound instability but rarely if ever a "dislocation" of the knee. Typically you would need at least 3 ligaments torn to cause a dislocation. A single ligament such as the lcl may cause a sense of subluxation (partial separation) of the joint but not a dislocation. ...Read more
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