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Why Is My Knee Hot To The Touch
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
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
My right knee is heating up from the inside. It's not hot to the touch and it doesn't hurt at all.
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?
See a docotor:
Redness, swelling and pain could indicate bleeding in the knee, a bad bruise, a bad sprain or a fracture. Serious injury is less likely if you can bear weight on that leg. Sharp pain could mean a fracture.
If you cannot afford a doc, put ice on it, take aleve, (naproxen) elevate and rest it for2-3 days and if it is not much better seek medical advice. ...Read more
My knees have been getting really red, super hot to the touch, and sometimes it can even be painful (almost like there's a bruise).?
Any injuries? When did this start?
My dad has been getting intense pain down the leg bellow knees. What could cause that? It gets worse with ice and it feels hot to the touch
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
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?
I received a bug bite 2-3 days ago, in the back of knee. Today it is three times the size, swollen, red, itchy, hot to the touch. Help?
Insect bite: Could be because where you were bit or it could be yhids is infrvyrf. Give us a call or get seen! ...Read more
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 wasn't constant, but came in spasms, and it felt hot to the touch. Is it gout?
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
My knee around my scar is red, very tender, painful to bend and hot to the touch, one dr said it was a bruise is this true.?
Could be infected: Depends on how recent scar is and if there has been any history of trauma. But if the scar is from recent surgery I would definitely get someone to look at it to rule out infection. ...Read more
Fell down hurt my knee. Swollen & bruised. 1 week later side of foot has started turning black & blue & hot to the touch. Should I be concerned?
Be concerned!: There is a lot of weight being transmitted through the foot when you walk normally. Something is very wrong with the scenario you describe. See a podiatrist for x-rays and evaluation. You may have done more damage than you originally realized. ...Read more
A number of things..: First, was there an injury? If no, then usually an inflammatory process or infection which is concerning. If injured, a knee is commonly warm and will improve with time. In either case, a hot knee should be seen by a physician soon to be sure it is nothing that required urgent treatment. If not getting better, call your doctor today! ...Read more
Fell at work last night & hurt my knee it swollen abit, hot 2 touch & still hurts should I b worried?
Knee injury: Your knee injury may or may not be serious. For now, use ice packs, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medications, keep it elevated, and try to rest it. You should see an orthopedist specializing in trauma or knee problems to check it out, particularly if it doesn't respond quickly to the treatment outlined. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I always get brouses on my knees accept this time it got swollen, red, hot to touch, and itchy, it has been 5 days like this. What could it be?
My knee is in pain and is hot to touch. It hurts to walk and bend my knee. I have been flying and walking around airport all day long if that matters?
DVT: There is a very dangerous complication seen by travelers and that is a blood clot in the deep veins of the lower leg. If the calf of the leg that is hurting is red or swollen you need to get to the emergency room right away. If you have any chest pain or shortness of breath please call 911. ...Read more
Skin nerve irri: You may have irritation of one of the superficial nerves that innervate your skin. The most common one is on the anterolateral thigh call (meralgia parestetica). ...Read more
My 4 yr old fell on her knee yesterday. Still swollen and very hot to touch. Limping, pain, stiffness. Wait out or serious injury?
See doctor: Your 4 years hurt her knee causing swelling, pain and stiffness of knee. This all may be due to infection or injury as fracture of bone and soft tissue injury. Take her to emergency room for treatment. ...Read more
I fell a few weeks ago, mostly on my l knee. Still can't kneel on it--hot pain. Can't lean up to anything either. Knee always feels warm to touch too.
Needs pcp: Or orthopedic exam as soon as possible- the heat from inflammation- r'/o infection. ...Read more
My knee bruised very badly and was very sensitive to touch, a few days later ended up with a goose egg. It now gets hot to touch and painful. Help!
During wrestling practice, my boyfriends knee began hurting, swelling, became red, hot to touch, and fluid filled. Also hurts to bear weight at all.
He has swollen left knee, hot to touch, and intense pain. Gone to the ED, nothing broken, no MRI done, its worse today than two days ago. Need help?
I have these red, puffy spots on knees legs and thighs that itch real bad and hurt and hot to touch.
Erythema nodosum: Ask your physician whether this is what you have, and if so how to pursue the workup. ...Read more
My knee is swollen, itchy, red, hot to touch and painful in an area, could this be a boil or something else?
I was stung 3 days ago by a wasp just below my right knee, with severe swelling still, hard & hot to touch, and I itch all over. Can I do anything?
Yes, benadryl (diphenhydramine): 2 tabs every 4-6 hours, make sure you have no contraindication, read the labels carefully, it would make drowsy, so don't drive, then see your doctor asap, ER or Urgent care, need to carry an epipen (epinephrine) in case of future exposure, and GOD forbids a more severe reaction ensues, ask your doctor about it, better to consult an allergist later for more evaluation, good luck ...Read more
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