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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Water On The Knee And Knee Swelling

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Good evening. I have cyclic knee effusion; every 10 days, my knee swells up. After 2 days, the swelling resolves itself. Cause? Thanks.

Good evening.  I have cyclic knee effusion; every 10 days, my knee swells up.  After 2 days, the swelling resolves itself.  Cause?  Thanks.

Knee swelling: Knee effusion or swelling can be due to a number of causes: a proliferative (diffuse) or focal (local) synovial condition, loose bodies, meniscal tear, articular cartilage wear, and an underlying bleeding disorder; if you, indeed, are experiencing this a MRI should be ordered to rule out an internal derangement. ...Read more

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How can I make knee swelling go away?

How can I make knee swelling go away?

Depends: Knee swelling occurs because of something going on in your knee. So , you need to treat the cause of the swelling. Typical causes include arthritis, cartilage tears, lyme disase, etc... Best of luck ...Read more

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Knee swelling' when stand bbutt other way no pain?

Knee swelling'
when stand bbutt other way no pain?

See doctor: Pain when standing usually indicates cartilage damage such as a torn meniscus or more likely wear and tear arthritis (osteoarthritis). The treatment may be very simple such as weight loss, wearing a brace, anti inflammatory medications, etc. I would advise that he get an accurate diagnosis, either from his primary care physician or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to make my knee swelling go down?

What are some natural ways to make my knee swelling go down?

Rest compression ice: Decreasing activity (especially the ones that cause swelling, rest, ice, compression (ace wrap) and nsaids are all reasonable ways to help treat knee swelling. To figure out why your knee is swelling, an examination, x-rays, and perhaps an MRI are often needed. ...Read more

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How to reduce knee swelling from running too much?

How to reduce knee swelling from running too much?

Ice & NSAID's, rest: To relieve and reduce swelling/inflammation you could use knee sleeves, therapy, rest, ice and over-the-counter pain & antiinflammatory meds. More importantly the proper diagnosis and the reason for the swelling needs to be established. ...Read more

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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