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What is the difference between a swollen knee and arthritis?

What is the difference between a swollen knee and arthritis?

Swelling from Arthr.: Arthritis often causes varying degrees of swelling within the knee joint. Recurrent swelling is one of the early signs that leads your physician to suspect a diagnosis of arthritis. Not all swollen knees have arthritis, but most knees with arthritis have periods of obvious swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What happens when arthritis knee swelling doesn't go away?

What happens when arthritis knee swelling doesn't go away?

See details: You should see a rheumatologist or orthopedist and get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Swollen knee, arthritis, knee won't respond, what causes the knee to not respond?

Swollen knee, arthritis, knee won't respond, what causes the knee to not respond?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments and exercise therapies available. Consider Stem Cell therapy, Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Woke up with swollen knee. Is this part of my arthritis? Should i be worried? Never happened before.

Woke up with swollen knee. Is this part of my arthritis? Should i be worried? Never happened before.

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments or exercise therapies available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how swollen knee how long should I rest for I'm athletic?

Can you tell me how swollen knee how long should I rest for I'm athletic?

See details: It depends on the cause of the swelling. Have the knee evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Brian Chimenti
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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