What is minimal joint effusion?

Fluid. Effusion means fluid that escapes... So in your case, minimal joint effusion is just that, a small amount of fluid has entered the joint and made it minimally swollen.
Fluid . There is typically some degree of fluid in every synovial joint. An effusion is abnormal fluid beyond the normal amount. Minimal would mean there is some fluid in joint perhaps slightly more that normal.

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Physical therspy. The most important treatment for you is quad strengthening exercise. In addition to this there are medications, wedge insoles, injections, and surgeries to help relieve symptoms. There are many over the counter treatments such as moist heat, sports creams, Tylenol (acetaminophen) which you can use as well. Read more...

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Inflammation . It suggests some inflammation in the joint. Can be from sprain or trauma or other conditions like rheumatoid. Please follow up with your doctors. Best wishes. Read more...

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Conservative . Treatment- nsaids, warms packs /ace wrap application, physical therapy, immobilization with a brace.The small fluid accumulation may resolve by itself otherwise it needs to be drained if it builds up. Follow up with ur orthopedic. Best wishes! http://reference.Medscape.Com/article/90068-treatment#showall. Read more...

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Varies. A small effusion, independent of any structural problems in the knee does not necessarily need any activity restrictions. If you are having knee pain, you want to avoid activities that aggravate it and if it is severe I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. Read more...
Joint effusion. which joint? i wouldn't do any restrictions as long as there isn't any pain. Read more...