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Why Is My Knee Hot To The Touch
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
Slipped on ice yesterday landed on knee, very painful, red, hot to the touch & swollen but no cut, im over 400lbs is this normal or should I worry?
Fracture knee cap: It is possible, you fractured your knee cap. Can you extend your leg ? I think at leas an x-ray is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My husband woke up this morning with a burning pain in his right knee. It wasnt constant, but came in spasms, and it felt hot to the touch. Is it gout?
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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?
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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