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What is causing my knees to radiate heat?

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 more

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What causes heat in your knees?

What causes heat in your knees?

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

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Possible cause of pain in left knee, when swelling only occurs under and to the bottom of knee cap, with heat present?

Possible cause of pain in left knee, when swelling only occurs under and to the bottom of knee cap, with heat present?

Tendonitis: tendonitis is common below the kneecap. Ice is good to decrease swelling. VMO exercises also helpful to prevent further issues. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Inflamation: This is a reaction to an injury within the knee. Swelling and warmth are the initial response to start healing. You want to make sure you don't have an infection (fever). ...Read more

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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?

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

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I fell on cement, hit knee. Should i be using heat or just ice?

I fell on cement, hit knee. Should i be using heat or just ice?

Ice first: Generally the first few days we encourage icing to minimize the inflammation. After a few days you can start adding heat to encourage circulation and the healing process. Ice can still be used especially if the knee becomes too inflamed/painful after activity. See a doctor to rule out any fracture or injury to the knee. ...Read more

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I hyper extended my knee about a week ago what should I do now ice it heat it or both?

I hyper extended my knee about a week ago what should I do now ice it heat it or both?

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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Its been a week since i hyper extended my knee do you think I should be icing it heating it or both?

Its been a week since i hyper extended my knee do you think I should be icing it heating it or both?

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