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What Does It Mean When Your Knee Is Hot
See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Injury, infection and inflammation are common reasons for heat. Both traumatic and non-traumatic causes such as sprains, strains, bursitis, tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury, meniscus tear, rheumatologic diseases can cause inflammation and 'heat'. See an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more
Patellar tendonitis: There are several possibilities that could explain what is going on. These include patellar tendonitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, patellofemoral syndrome amongst others. It is best to see a Sport medicine or PMR specialist for a thorough evaluation. In the meantime ice and anti-inflammatories as necessary are recommended. ...Read more
Knocked Knees: It is a condition in which knees angle in and touch each other when the legsare straightened and there is inability to touch the feet together. The condition is called genu valgum. Mild cases in children correct by itself and otherwise there is no cure except in severe cases surgery called osteostomy can correct it, it is only cosmetic and may affect athletic activities in future and is controversial. ...Read more
A number of things..: First, was there an injury? If no, then usually an inflammatory process or infection which is concerning. If injured, a knee is commonly warm and will improve with time. In either case, a hot knee should be seen by a physician soon to be sure it is nothing that required urgent treatment. If not getting better, call your doctor today! ...Read more
Injured by extension: Hyperextension means over-extension, or straightening a knee joint beyond the straight position. If one straightens out his leg, it stops approximately straight, which is normal. If his lower leg and foot continues moving past the straight point, that is called hyperextension. At first, knee ligaments will over-stretch, with a little bleeding. Further extension will tear up the ligaments. ...Read more
Ligament damage: The phrase to "blow-out" your knee can refer to any type of significant knee injury. Most commonly it refers to a tear of the acl or anterior cruciate ligament. Other ligaments can also be involved including the mcl (medial collateral ligament) and occasionally the PCL (posterior cruciate ligament). An orthopaedic evaluation can help identify the severity of a knee injury. ...Read more
Hard to say.: It may just be some soft tissue irritation, or maybe you have a meniscal tear or a loose body in the knee. ...Read more
Synovial fluid: Usually an over acumulation of joint fluid. ...Read more
I take it that you have had a contrast imaging of the knee.
The term means that there is a filling defect in part of the knee (probably cartilage) that was filled with the contrast material and that how it is shown on the image.
Probably the defect is secondary to overuse of the knee. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are too many possible causes to give you a reliable answer. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Increased blood flow:
Our extremities get red and warm with increased blood flow during exercise.
It is normal. ...Read more
Further info....: Do you have swelling in your knee related to the heat? Typically infection if the cause of heat however if it is coming and going this is probably unlikely. You could have a bursitis in your knee. Going in to see your physician for evaluation while it is hot would be most beneficial to determine the cause of the heat. ...Read more
My knees are swollen (from a fall 2 months ago) but not hot to the touch. Should I still ice them?
Needs to be checked:
Swelling of the both knees after a fall 2 months ago needs to be checked by your doctor or an orthopedic Specialist
You may use ice if it help or may be a hot pack. But don't forget to get it checked ...Read more
What consists of a full knee examination? What are the positive test? If it clickson the mcmurray test does that mean a tear?
My 5year old says her knees feel funny and saysit feels water inside her knees. What does that mean? Be concerned? Been going on couple months
I was told that my tibeau was tilted. What does that mean? Could that be why my knee clunks and locks? Could it mean a tear on the medial side?
Depends: Everyone's tibial plateau has a posterior slope. Clicking and popping in the knee can be normal or it can be a sign of a meniscus tear. It depends on the rest of the symptomology. Most knee pain can benefit from exercise therapy. Programs are available on the web on sites such as simpletherapy. Com if pain does not decrease within a week or two consider an orthopedic consultation. ...Read more
What does it mean when my knees pop with every step? It has been doing this for months! It is embarrassing. I'm a 47yr. Old female/no past injuries.
Usually kneecap: 'Popping' without pain is usually related to your kneecaps, is very common, and if not associated w/ any pain not a cause for concern. If the 'popping' or 'cracking' becomes painful, or u develop swelling in your knee (s), see your board certified orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Only bad if it hurts: It is quite common for joints to click but if there is no pain there is no need for any treatment. The clicking in your knee may be anything from a plica to a meniscus catching, but if this does not hurt you it will not harm you. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Sharp pains in the knee joint can be benign or may indicate something more serious like a torn meniscus (cartilage). This is not something you can diagnose on your own. Your doctor can find the answer by doing a history and detailed exam, and may order additional tests such as an MRI or x-rays. ...Read more
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