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Would a circulation booster help a swollen knee?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: not likely

Having a swollen knee is usually not the result of any changes in circulation to the knee, and so a "circulation booster" would not be anticipated to help with knee swelling.
Common causes of knee swelling in a 70 year old include an aggravation of underlying osteoarthritis, a degenerative meniscal tear, an overuse synrome such as pes anserine bursitis, or an inflammatory condition such as gout..

In brief: not likely

Having a swollen knee is usually not the result of any changes in circulation to the knee, and so a "circulation booster" would not be anticipated to help with knee swelling.
Common causes of knee swelling in a 70 year old include an aggravation of underlying osteoarthritis, a degenerative meniscal tear, an overuse synrome such as pes anserine bursitis, or an inflammatory condition such as gout..
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