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My knee is swollen what do I do?

My knee is swollen what do I do?

Be seen: If it does not respond to simple things like rest, ice, compression, elevation; I would consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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My knee is swollen, stiff and painful what's wrong?

My knee is swollen, stiff and painful what's wrong?

Water on knee: Sounds like you have fluid in your knee. It can be from an infection, injury, or arthritis. It should be evaluated asap by your doctor, an orthopedic surgeon, or go to the er. Bloodwork, xrays, and possibly an aspiration may be needed. You also have to worry about lyme disease which can be detected by a blood test. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen after exercise. What should I do?

My knee is swollen after exercise. What should I do?

Knee swelling: This is abnormal and means something is wrong with the joint. See a doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my knee is swollen for no reason?

Why would it be that my knee is swollen for no reason?

Few reasons: There could be a few reason that include infection and gout. See a doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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Fell last night on the stairs my knee is swollen today?

Fell last night  on the stairs my knee is swollen today?

Knee injury: Question is-can you walk? If you can't bear any weight on the knee without severe pain you may have a fracture. If this is the case you should see your local doc or orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation with an exam and xrays. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen and giving off heat. What should I do?

My knee is swollen and giving off heat. What should I do?

Get it evaluated.: Then it needs to be evaluated. If there was no injury involved, see a rheumatologist. If trauma was a component, i would suggest an orthopedist. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen from scrubbing floors. Has been for two weeks also calf swells can't put weight on it please advise.

My knee is swollen from scrubbing floors. Has been for two weeks also calf swells can't put weight on it please advise.

Housemaid's knee: You have pre pattler bursitis or housemaid' s knee from scrubing floors which can be cured with rest and ice. However, the swelling of your calf may be worrisome. You may have a deep vein thrombosis and i advise you to see a vascular surgeon or go to the er asap. ...Read more

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I had a lateral release july 25th. Now the outside of my knee is swollen and hard. Is this normal? What would cause it?

I had a lateral release july 25th. Now the outside of my knee is swollen and hard. Is this normal? What would cause it?

Get it looked at!: It is not normal for it to be hard (maybe a little swollen). This could be an infection. You should get it looked at as soon as possible- especially if you have a fever or chills. ...Read more

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My knee is swollen and painful after jumping up for a shot in basketball. It did not hurts but the second it started to hurt ?

My knee is swollen and painful after jumping up for a shot in basketball. It did not hurts but the second it started to hurt ?

Needs evaluation: A swollen knee in a 23 year old can be many things but is usually something significant. You should be evaluated by an orthopedist and you should have xrays. ...Read more

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Back of my knee is swollen can it be because I'm putting a lot of pressure on it because I'm on crutches if not what can it be, do i seek medical help?

Back of my knee is swollen can it be because I'm putting a lot of pressure on it because I'm on crutches if not what can it be, do i seek medical help?

Different causes: the swelling can be from over use or over pressure on it Also a Baker's cyst can occur though you are young Most likely from putting extra pressure on it If it increases or pain see provider ...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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My knee is swollen, with no pain, no injury, or fever.

My knee is swollen, with no pain, no injury, or fever.

Could be: due to some inflammatory reaction to certain movement that you did. Try talking over the counter pain reliever if you are not allergic to them. If not better you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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I got bite by an insect on my knee since friday and the area seems to have gotten worst, I have pain going up my leg and my knee is swollen & red.

I got bite by an insect on my knee since friday and the area seems to have gotten worst, I have pain going up my leg and my knee is swollen & red.

Be seen: You need to be seen. Infection can rapidly set up after a spider bite and may need Iv antibiotics or even surgery. I would be seen immediately. ...Read more

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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...Read more