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Why Is My Knee Swollen And Painful
Water on knee: Sounds like you have fluid in your knee. It can be from an infection, injury, or arthritis. It should be evaluated asap by your doctor, an orthopedic surgeon, or go to the er. Bloodwork, xrays, and possibly an aspiration may be needed. You also have to worry about lyme disease which can be detected by a blood test. ...Read more
Something new?: Swelling from knee can be from trauma/injury, infection(i.E lyme disease), gout, and rheumatologic diseases etc.. Sometime effusion/swelling occurs without known cause. When it is swollen, the knee is less stable and popping and "giving-out" can occur. Take it easy, becareful walking on uneven ground/steps. Motrin/aleve may help. Consult doc to find the cause/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain : Many causes, is it from an injury. If not when does it swell. Morning or evening. Any other joints swollen. These all have to be taken into consideration to determine the cause. ...Read more
My ankles and knees are very swollen and hurt. My left wrist is also sore. My mouth is extremly dry. Should i go to ER ?
Swollen joints: If one joint was swollen, i would be more likely to recommend er evaluation to rule out septic arthritis; a bad infection that attacks a joint. In your case, you are having pain in multiple joints all over the body. This is more likely indicating a systemic type of arthritis. I would advise evaluation by either your primary physician or a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible infection: Concerning for infection: possibly of the prepatellar bursa. Hallmarks for infection are: hot, red, swollen, painful. If it isnt getting better would go in to be seen. ...Read more
I twisted my ankle and now my ankle is really painful and swollen, but also all my leg below my knee is swollen as well and it's been over a day.
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. It can also be due to other medical issues as well, such as hypertension, diabetes, vein problems or other circulatory issues, arthritis and certain medication use. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Left eye is extremely painful... I am swollen under eye and cheek bone area and it is red and burning. Also, my legs are painful, hurts to walk.
Go to ER: I would get it checked out immediately. Discoloration is a bad sign ...Read more
Injured my ankle and after 2 months it is still inflamed and very painful, i can't point my toes out straight and straighten my ankle, what is it? Tnx
Can take time: After a couple of months and your ankle still hurts, there are some things to consider: how long was it immobilized, what kind of x-rays have been taken? Ankle sprains can take a while, but you are relating a lot of inflammation. Under normal circumstances, there is bound to be some stiffness, but not so much inflammation. Ankle sprains could also be a "subchondral fracture" of the ankle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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