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What is causing my knees to radiate heat?

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Dr. John Moor
Sports Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

Warm joints are typically caused by inflammation, a healing response mediated by your body's cells.
An injured area attracts healing white blood cells, macrophages, etc to start the repair process. Classically the process includes redness, swelling, tenderness, heat, and pain as the blood supply increases as a response to bring those cells after injury, gout, infection, etc.

In brief: Inflammation

Warm joints are typically caused by inflammation, a healing response mediated by your body's cells.
An injured area attracts healing white blood cells, macrophages, etc to start the repair process. Classically the process includes redness, swelling, tenderness, heat, and pain as the blood supply increases as a response to bring those cells after injury, gout, infection, etc.
Dr. John Moor
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Dr. John Goldman
Is it both or just one. add to the thoughts inflammatory arthritis - ie rheumatoid, connective tissue disease, gout as Dr Moor noted - I gree we think of inflammation, but both knees suggest systemic arthritis
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many possibilities

An increase in the temperature of the knee can be due to many things such as gout, infection, inflammation of the bursa, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities.
Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Many possibilities

An increase in the temperature of the knee can be due to many things such as gout, infection, inflammation of the bursa, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities.
Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
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