What causes knee swelling and tightness?

Knee swelling. Effusion comes from synovial irritation, arthritis, connective tissue disease, injury. Hemarthrosis can be from fracture, major ligament or vessel injury.

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Will a disc pushing against your sciatica nerve cause knee swelling?

No. Knee swelling is usually due knee joint abnormalities including arthropathies and trauma . Sciatica usually involve back pain with numbness may radiate to legs and toes. Read more...
Not likely. If the knee has fluid build up , there is a knee problem itself. Find a prolotherapist to help resolve the problem without surgery. www.getprolo.com or www.Aaomed.Org for info and a doctor. Read more...
No. It is not related and not a symptom of sciatica. However if its numb around the knee that feeling can sometimes be mistaken for feeling of swelling. Read more...

Possible causes of sudden knee swelling on the outside of the knee. No pain. Slight tingling sensation. Wasn't injured. Feels like it needs to pop?

Knee Pain. Pain on the outside of the knee is not very specific. Is that the only symptom ? Some people have a plica which is folding of the tissue within the lining (synovium) of the knee. It will sometimes cause a catching or popping sensation above the joint line. It is a difficult diagnosis to make unless you can reproduce it in the physician's office. I would monitor it and if it bothers you call md. Read more...

Can knee swelling cause locking of the joint?

Other way around. Locking of the knee joint is usually caused by a loose or torn cartilage (meniscus) in the knee - so a torn cartilage causes swelling, then the torn piece can cause locking. Read more...

What can cause knee swelling for years?

Many things. Any of the forms of arthritis, gout, meniscus tear, instability, pseudogout.........Many others. Read more...
Many things. Long term joint swelling is associated with arthritis (rheumatoid and osteiod), repeated trauma (runner, especially on paved surfaces), anatomical joint anomalies and possibly postural asymmetry (one leg shorter than other i.E) long term swelling is an indication of a chronic, ongoing pathology of the area and should be evaluated by an orthopedist/surgeon. Read more...

What can cause long-term, undiagnosed knee swelling?

Knee swelling. Consider degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis, effusion, impinging tissues such as meniscal tears, acl tear, or loose body. Check with your orthopedic surgeon for good exam and imaging. Read more...