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I got a swollen knee, feels kind of tight and is sore below the kneecap. What is it?

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Dr. C Julio Aponte
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Arthritis

By definition is inflammation in the joint: swelling, pain, feels tight and stiff, maybe red , warm. Need to see a rheumatologist: there are 100 different kinds of arthritis and related disorders.

In brief: Arthritis

By definition is inflammation in the joint: swelling, pain, feels tight and stiff, maybe red , warm. Need to see a rheumatologist: there are 100 different kinds of arthritis and related disorders.
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard to say

Difficult to say without an exam but without a trauma and given your age, it's likely patelofemoral syndrome.
Try ice, over the counter Ibuprofen and decrease any aggravating activity. If pain continues past 2 more weeks see your doc. Oh, and high heels are another culprit for this in women. Flats only for now. Don't be a victim to fashion.

In brief: Hard to say

Difficult to say without an exam but without a trauma and given your age, it's likely patelofemoral syndrome.
Try ice, over the counter Ibuprofen and decrease any aggravating activity. If pain continues past 2 more weeks see your doc. Oh, and high heels are another culprit for this in women. Flats only for now. Don't be a victim to fashion.
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