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What Is Causing My Knees To Radiate Heat
Inflammation: Warm joints are typically caused by inflammation, a healing response mediated by your body's cells. An injured area attracts healing white blood cells, macrophages, etc to start the repair process. Classically the process includes redness, swelling, tenderness, heat, and pain as the blood supply increases as a response to bring those cells after injury, gout, infection, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely Inflammation: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Inection 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
Possible cause of pain in left knee, when swelling only occurs under and to the bottom of knee cap, with heat present?
I have severe pain on upper calf and knee when i stand and walk. There is no swelling or heat and I have not injured my leg - what could the cause be?
Calf pain : One sided severe calf pain and referred knee pain in the absence of an injury present while walking suggests presence an intermittent claudication from arterial insufficiency i.e. Plaque, clot, pad). Unexplained calf pain presenting in this fashion may also be do deep vein thrombosis (venous clot), but less likely to subside at rest. Both can be very serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more
My feet emit lot of unbearable heat on under the sole. what could be the cause of this. it is new, it is uncommon to me. and recent weeks my right calf has been having some muscle pain, without a cause. that pain has now went up to my knee and its making
Started experiencing pain in my knee area. Then it started heating up and began to become red and a bit swollen. What may have caused this?
Knee unstable for 3months. have pain front and back of knee and radiates down shin. hurts to bend.pain keeps me up at night. trying ice and heat. ?
Be seen: I would be seen. An exam and appropriate studies will usually determine the cause. Ligamentous injuries, such as an injury to the ACL can cause an unstable knee. If you are having a lot of trouble with pain running down your leg, it could also be coming from your back. In severe cases pinched nerves in the back can cause weakness in the muscles around the knee making it less stable. ...Read more
I get pain in my knees daily, they are red but don't appear to be swollen. They also radiate heat. My last doctor had no idea of the problem. ideas?
Seek second opinion: There are a myriad of problems that can cause "red knees". You could have an infection in your skin, dermatological problems like psoriasis or you could even have gout. I would seek an opinion from an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation, possible blood work and/or imaging. ...Read more
Hyperextension: Make sure its nothing more serious. But in general, ice works better on an injury within the frist 48 hours, then consider moist heat or contrasting ice with moist heat. ...Read more
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