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My knee is swollen what do I do?

My knee is swollen what do I do?

See specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist, who could assess your knee. Fluid on the knee is not normal, and the source needs to be determined and treated. ...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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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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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