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My knees are swollen(from a fall 2 months ago) but not hot to the touch. should I still ice them?

My knees are swollen(from a fall 2 months ago) but not hot to the touch. should I still ice them?

Needs to be checked: Swelling of the both knees after a fall 2 months ago needs to be checked by your doctor or an orthopedic Specialist You may use ice if it help or may be a hot pack.But don't forget to get it checked ...Read more

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My right knee is heating up from the inside. It's not hot to the touch and it doesn't hurt at all.

My right knee is heating up from the inside. It's not hot to the touch and it doesn't hurt at all.

Hot knee??: The implication of a "hot" knee is that some sort of inflammatory process is going on. You can try using an anti- inflammatory such as ibuprofen for a few days and if you have felt no improvement go see your doc for a full history and examination. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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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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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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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?

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?

Possibly: Gout affects knees and big toe joints mostly. With no trauma or opening in the skin, warm red painful joints could be caused by gout when not accompanied by fever. Reduce motion, increase water intake and seek medical eval. ...Read more

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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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I'm only 19, when I do exercise or abit of running etc. My knees get red and feel like they are burning and are very hot to the touch, any ideas why?

I'm only 19, when I do exercise or abit of running etc. My knees get red and feel like they are burning and are very hot to the touch, any ideas why?

Knee pain: Several possibilities. If there are no other areas of complaints. See an orthopaedic. To find the cause. Both knees painfull and swollen is not normal. The dr will check alignment, joint health and can advise on exercise options. ...Read more