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Knee Swelling

Knee swelling indicates a knee problem where fluid collects around the knee joint. It can be due to injury, overuse, or underlying condition. Ways to treat knee swelling at home are providing enough rest, hot and cold packs, compression with elastic bands, keeping legs elevated, pain killer medicines, and knee massages to drain the fluid by self or from a therapist, isometric knee exercises for muscle strengthening.

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I am experiencing sudden dislocation of the knee along with occasional swelling. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor. My knee joint occasionally moves abruptly in unforeseen circumstances. It moves to the left and then returns to its original place. There is severe pain and swelling at times. For days, I have been unable to fold my legs. Please help  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you take the following tablets: Take a tablet of Flexon (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) twice a day for 10 days after food, a tablet of Rabeprazole (proton pump inhibitor) 20 mg once a day for 10 days before food, a tablet of Shelcal CT (Calcium) 500 mg once a da...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old suffering from knee pain for the past three days and need medications for pain relief. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old suffering from knee pain for two to three days. Kindly suggest me medicine for pain relief.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. Knee pain may be caused by an injury or other medical conditions like arthritis, patellar tendinitis, anterior cruciate ligament injury, knee burs...  Read Full »

My husband has knee pain after taking flu medicines. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband, aged 53, is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 lbs was prescribed Ciprofloxacin 500 mg and Prednisone 5 mg for flu for ten days. Upon completion of the treatment, he started experiencing knee pain with swelling. It has now moved to the hands and shoulders. He complains that he almost ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. From what you mentioned, your husband has migratory arthritis, which could be due to the following: 1. Lymes disease (caused by a tick bite). 2. Gonococcal infection. 3. Reactive arthritis. 4. Gout (high uric acid level). It is less like...  Read Full »

My knee and ankle are painful after a fall. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I fell over a few days back, and my right knee and left ankle are still swollen and very painful. I am currently on Hydrocortisone and other medicines for a brain tumor diagnosed years ago. I am also taking Thyroxine, Desmopressin, Lansoprazole, and painkillers.  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Rasheed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It has been almost a week since you injured your right knee and ankle. Painful swelling of knee and ankle indicates ligament sprain or tear. If it is soft tissue injury swelling, it takes about a week for the pain and swelling to subside. I...  Read Full »

I have swollen knees and pain in my heel and lower back. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,Four years ago, my right knee suddenly started getting swollen. I could not walk, sit, or bend my knee, and there was extreme pain, warmth, and redness in my knee. Finally, after almost four months of struggle, I went to an orthopedic surgeon, who told me that my RA factor was negative and...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From the reports attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I can understand the pain you are going through at such a young age. The elevated rheumatoid factor indeed points towards inflammatory ar...  Read Full »

I have a small, pea-sized movable lump in the kneecap. What should I do?

Query: Hello, doctor,I am feeling a small, pea-sized movable lump while massaging the anterior upper side of my patella. I experience pain while folding my knee and walking, but it is manageable and there is no swelling in my knee. Can you please advise me on what to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I do not think the pain while folding is due to swelling. Can you please tell me what you do and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine? I hope your queries are resolved and any further queries are welcome.   Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old with sharp pain in my knees and difficulty walking. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old individual who weighs 148 pounds and is 5 feet and 5 inches in height. For the last two days, I have been experiencing a sharp pain in my causing it difficulty to walk. I do not have any known medical conditions, and this is the first time I have experienced this typ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on your symptoms, there are several possibilities for the cause of your knee pain, ranging from a small tear of structures inside the knee joint to swelling of the joint. Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages and can be caused by vario...  Read Full »

I have pain and swelling in my knees, and I cannot move my leg. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have swelling in my knees, which is painful, and I cannot move my leg. What could be the reason?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Take tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily for ten days after food. Take tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg once daily for ten days before food. Take these table...  Read Full »

Why do I get knee swelling and pain even after a year of surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have suffered a recent knee injury and had ACL replacement. The injury involved a sudden and complete closure of the knee. I will feel fine but with more use the knee gets sore with swollen veins. I can provide pictures. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The swelling can happen if there is a recent surgery. You are doing physiotherapy to get your range of knee motion back to its normal. As the ligament and the knee capsule stretches, it causes inflammation and swelling. However, if the surgery was done more than a ye...  Read Full »

I dislocated my kneecap, and I wore a knee brace. My knee is extremely swollen. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 16 years old. About 12 days ago, while at gymnastics, I dislocated my kneecap and put it back on my own because I was scared. One hour later, I had an X-ray, and I went to get an MRI the next day. Some days ago, I got the results, and everything seemed fine except a bone bruise on my...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Swelling is a common response to injury, including dislocated kneecaps and bone bruises. When you dislocate your kneecap, it is expected for the knee to swell as part of the body's natural healing process. The fact that you are wearing a knee br...  Read Full »

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