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1yr old boy has hot knees. Like, they are red and hot to the touch? It's been like this for a few months now. Is this weird? Or not?

1yr old boy has hot knees. Like, they are red and hot to the touch? It's been like this for a few months now. Is this weird? Or not?

See a pediatrician: While this could be nothing, even just related to crawling, there is a type of juvenile onset rheumatoid arthritis and a couple other inflammatory issues you should rule out. See your pediatrician and just ask them to take a look and do an exam and they will most likely be able to see and feel if it looks inflammatory or not. If there is any pain, make the appointment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
Daily
See a doctor
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19 year old male and my knee cap randomly started to feel hot to the touch?

19 year old male and my  knee cap randomly started to feel hot to the touch?

Need more info: any fever? are there skin changes where the warmth is? any rash? Was there any trauma to the area? any underlying medical problems? Would need an evaluation by a physician to determine diagnosis and next step in evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Two and a half weeks ago I had arthroscopic knee surgery, my knee still feels hot to the touch. Is that normal at this point?

Two and a half weeks ago I had arthroscopic knee surgery, my knee still feels hot to the touch. Is that normal at this point?

Inflammation: Hot implies inflammation. Increased warmth is common a couple weeks after surgery, but if accompanied by significant pain or redness, then an urgent evaluation is necessary to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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Woke up with red, swollen and hot to the touch knee 2 days ago. This afternoon noticed that the red has spread further around the knee. Tender to touc?

Woke up with red, swollen and hot to the touch knee 2 days ago. This afternoon noticed that the red has spread further around the knee. Tender to touc?

Any injury?: Many things can cause a red and swollen knee. Have you had any recent injury? Arthritis can cause this. Also, gout can lead to these findings. Bursitis with joint effusion is another possibility. If you have fevers, infection is a concern. Please see your doctor for a complete exam. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
daily
Climb stairs gently
every 4 hours
Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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When i run and stand for too long my knees burn on the inside , get red all around my knee and a bit on my thigh and feel hot to the touch?

When i run and stand for too long my knees burn on the inside , get red all around my knee and a bit on my thigh and feel hot to the touch?

Inflammation: If knees burn and turn red that often indicates irritation or inflammation at the place being stressed by gravity or position. Strengthening of upper leg muscles may help. Also healthy diet with lots of veggies can reduce tissue inflammation. If multiple places around body get repeatedly red or irritated, it's worth being evaluated. ...Read more

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