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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My 53-year-old husband, has knee pain with swelling after taking his flu medicines. What should I do?

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 »

I have had swollen knees for the past four years and have been experiencing pain in my right heel and lower back. Please help.

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 an...  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 ...  Read Full »

I have swollen knees after ACL meniscus surgery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an ACL meniscus repair surgery four months ago. I still have some swelling in my knee and still feel weakness in my leg. Is that normal? Can I run now? What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The knee swelling can even persist till six months after surgery, the more physiotherapy you do and the earlier you achieve full range of movements of the knee, the better it is and faster the swelling will reduce. Weakness can be overcome by physiotherapy again to s...  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 tablet...  Read Full »

What does a soft squishy goose egg-type bump on my knee with little pain indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a giant goose egg-type bump on my knee. It is super soft and squishy. It is not itchy, but it is warm to the touch, like fluid under the skin. The pian is minimal, but the knee does feel slightly unstable.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like it is either a cyst or patellar bursitis. Both are conditions where fluid accumulates in space below the skin, over the joint, or within the joint space. It could be infected sometimes, as I could see (attachments removed to protect the patient's identi...  Read Full »

What could be done to manage the pain after I twisted my knee?

Query: Hi doctor,Two days ago I twisted my knee. It has been paining ever since. I can bend it all the way back, but when I try to put pressure on it or fully extend it, I am in so much pain. There is a swelling. It looks like my right knee cap is out more than the left one.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a history of knee injury two days back, but you have been able to ambulate after the injury, even though it is painful to you. Initial management is to give rest to the affected joint and try to limit pain and hemarthrosis. In my opinion, since it is a twis...  Read Full »

I fell over a few days back, and my right knee and left ankle are swollen and very painful. 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 »

Why do I have swelling and bluish discoloration in my foot after I fell on my knees?

Query: Hello doctor, I fell on my knees one week back, for which I got an X-ray and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan done, and the report said that my PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) is stretched. However, my foot is swollen and are bluish on the sides. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Maddika Sivasankarreddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. There is no need to worry about the foot as it can be due to a soft tissue injury, and you can continue with the medications and apply the ice pack for the same. However, I would suggest wearing knee braces full time and t...  Read Full »

Can Alphintern be used for knee swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. My height is 1.65 meter and my weight is 56 kg. I was suffering from a knee problem, and I took rest for a couple of days. I took Alphintern and used my resistance band to improve my knee-range and everything was fine, except for a grinding noise during exe...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, the MRI reports suggest an injury. You did not mention a specific incident or accident that may have lead to a sprain of the ACL. Without a real injury, the knee swelled up again, with the stair climbing. The entire presentation points towards...  Read Full »

Can you carry on exercising with knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My height is 5'5" and weight is 58 kg. I am a cyclist and, to a lesser extent, a runner. For the past one week, I have been getting pain in the back of my left knee. It hurts when I walk and not just doing sport. It is the movement of pushing off from the groun...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it appears that you may have anterior knee pain which sometimes presents as pain at the back of the knee. The second possibility is that you have over done your exercise and hamstrings are sore and the lower end of the knee cap is inflamed. Eith...  Read Full »

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