Knee swelling and pain?

Get it looked at. Anytime somithing inside the knee causes irritation, the knee will swell. This is called an effusion. Effusions are not normal in a normal knee. At your age the two most common causes are a meniscus tear or some early cartilage damage. If it persists, you should see a md and get weight bearing xrays and likely a mri.

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Repeated knee swelling and pain in only on knee after every 2 years for age of 1year. Knee got swelling and pain for 4-5 months and gone on it's own.?

Recurrent swelling. It's unusual that you would have recurrent swelling in your knee without some sort of precipitating injury. You may have an old injury that is repeatedly being re-aggravated. You might need an imaging study to determine the underlying cause. Read more...

I've had knee swelling and pain since one month and a half I've been taking antiinflamatory and getting rest but still the same?

See below. You see a doctor as this point if you have already to have imaging, blood work, and possibly having fluid drained from that knee to better determine what is going on. Read more...

I have chronic left knee swelling and pain (for 3 years!) after extensive testing diagnosis is synovitis. Any recommendations?

Injection or surgery. I'm assuming after 3 years you have tried pt and antiinflammatories. Draining the knee followed by a cortisone injection (assuming the fluid doesn't look infected) could help. If there is any suspicion for infection, hold off on the cortisone until the synovial fluid has been evaluated. Last resort is to see an ortho surgeon about a synovectomy. Read more...
Depends. Depends on type of synovitis- if no tears etc, arthroscopic synovectomy works well and also biopsy the synovium to check for diseases like rheumatoid and PVNS. Read more...

12 weeks post op knee chondriplasty knee swelling and pain. Normal lab values. What's causing swelling and pain?

Impossible to say. It is impossible to say without being able to examine the knee. This question needs to be asked to the orthopedist who performed the surgery. Read more...

Knee swelling and pain since two months increasing upon activity no releif with antiinflamatory xray shows no bone deformity?

MRI. Knee pain and swelling can be from a variety of problems. Inflammatory issues such as arthritis, synovitis, tendinitis etc. Can cause pain and swelling. Injuries such as cartilage or ligament tears can also cause pain and swelling. See your doctor and request an MRI as these are all treated differently. Read more...
See below. It sounds like you need an aspiration with studies performed on the knee fluid and a MRI at this point to better determine what is going on. Read more...