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What To Do For A Swollen Knee
Swollen knee: Treatment depends on what type of arthritis is causing the problem. Is this a chronic problem and are you being treated for arthritis? If not you should call your doctor for a examination to determine the cause of your swollen knee and to advise treatment. You may need a specialist for care of some types of arthritis. Rheumatologists are specialists in the treatment of arthritis. Let us know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get evaluated: I would recommend seeing a doctor. You should have an xray to make sure it's only a sprain and not worse. If it's truly a sprain, your doctor may immobilize you in an ankle brace, offload with crutches, and recommend simple things like rice therapy; rest, ice, compression wraps and elevation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sprain ankle ?: If it happened within last 6-12 hours it may still benefit from cold compresses with ice .Ideally you should get your ankle xrayed and evaluated by an er/urgent care doc, to rule out fractures as there is a possibility. If you can't go tonight to see the dr, keep your foot elvated on a pillow , can take pain killers-otc motrin/aleeve if you are not allergic/no kidney dz.See dr in the am, cold compr. ...Read more
Swollen arm: There are many entities that can cause a swollen arm but the most common are trauma, infection, and hypersensivity reactions. Since you did not specify the main reason for your swollen arm, you did your condition be diagnosed by a doctor. ...Read more
Many options: Depending on the condition some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go to the ER: A true knee dislocation is related to trauma and a medical emergency that is highly associated with vascular and nerve injuries. Typically the patient presents to the er for further evaluation which may include a vascular study to look for vessel injury. A transient patellar dislocation is not a medical emergency. Tx often begins non operatively with vastus medialis strengthening and bracing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle splint: That's a little tough to answer because it depends on what direction/motion you're trying to halt/prevent. To start, i'd get to a drug store or sporting goods store and purchase an ankle brace with straps to control the motion of the ankle. If you're attempting to splint an injured ankle, i'd get to an emergency department and let them do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is the appropriate specialist to see. ...Read more
Rest, ice elevation: If your ankle pain is from a mild sprain and you are sure it is from nothing else, you can rest the joint, put ice on it for swelling and elevate the leg. If you are unsure about the cause you need to rule out breaks, tumors and ischemia. In those cases see your er doctor or an orthopod. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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