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What To Do If You Have Fluid In Your Knee
Effusion: Unclear. Fluid on the knee (effusion) can come from a number of causes and some times it will go away without treatment other times it won't. The most common causes of fluid in the knee are an acute traumatic injury, meniscal tears and forms of arthritis or cartilage lesions. Effusions from trauma can resolve on their own provided that they have not caused a meniscal tear or cartilage injury. ...Read more
What color is the fluid in your knee supposed to be on a mri? Is it possible to have scar tissue behind the kneecap or medially? Please help and expla
HURT: Most of the time will hurt and it will be swollen, feels tight too. ...Read more
Synovial fluid: Usually an over acumulation of joint fluid. ...Read more
Knee fluid: Fluid in the knee is abnormal and indicates an inflammatory process which could be from prepatella bursitis, inflammation of the joint lining as in arthritis, deposition of crystals like gout or a condition called pseudogout or internal knee derangement like a cartilage injury. The orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist can advise you best on diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Sometimes it will resolve on its own. If there is an internal injury to the knee, fluid may continue to form. Have it checked out. ...Read more
Effusion: Water on the knee is known as an effusion. The swelling is most easily seen just above (proximal) and to the outside (lateral) of the knee cap. You should see your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more
I work on my knees a lot. Today I felt a pop and now it's all swollen could this be fluid and do I need to see a docter it only hurts if I sit on it?
Wondering if there is fluid in there or something just like a nagging pain I don't know what happened feels like a pulling hurts front of knee & back?
Is there a possibility that the fluid on my knee will resolve itself? I have had fluid in there for about 8 months. My knee would give out several times a week and complete bending of the knee causes pain. But in the past 4 weeks or so, my knee rarely is
I: I am so happy that you are doing better. It sounds like you have been doing all of the right things, including going to the gym and performing exercises. If the fluid is resolving then your condition may in fact resolve on its own. You may want to request a physical therapist to aid you in your exercise plan. Congratulations on your perseverance in treating your condition. ...Read more
An effusion (fluid -:
In the joint) causes swelling in the joint resulting in pain or discomfort + limitation of the knee motion. If its getting bigger then see your orthopedist to be evaluated.
Generally small amounts get reabsorbed without needing anything else to be done.
Take some pain meds.
Good luck. ...Read more
Not normal.: Fluid on the knee is not normal. Something is wrong, causing the knee to produce fluid. See an orthopedic knee surgeon, to determine the cause. ...Read more
Knee pain: There's no "diet" or special food to increase synovial fluid or regrow your cartilage/meniscus, for that matter. Of course, staying hydrated is always a good thing. Ideally, you should be examined to determine exact cause of knee pain. However, exercise to strengthen your thighs, eg quadriceps & biceps femoris are useful in improving general knee pain by reducing improper patellar movement. ...Read more
Interesting Q: Hi. No, not the slightest bit possible, but you score a perfect 10 for "interesting question"! ...Read more
Which treatments?: Which medications or other treatments have you tried? ...Read more
Rest: Rest, ice and elevate as much as possible. ...Read more
Could you tell me what happens if you don't get the fluid drained from your knee after an injury?
It depends: Sometimes it will resolve on its own. If there is an internal injury to the knee, fluid may continue to form. Have it checked out. ...Read more
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