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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 twisted my knee and in pain with swelling. How to manage this?

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 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 had knee swelling for three months. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old with a 5 feet height. I have been suffering from knee swelling for three months. It started as mild pain. But now, the knee swelling has increased even though I can stand and walk properly. I am currently taking Skelan as a medication. I had similar complaints two years...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Knee swelling, also known as knee edema, can be a symptom of various underlying conditions, such as injury, infection, arthritis, or fluid buildup due to heart or kidney problems. Consult your doctor to ident...  Read Full »

What causes knee pain and swelling in me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female. My height is 5'4" and my weight is 64 kg. I am suffering from left knee pain with some swelling and stiffness for the past three years. I am taking Sazo 2000 and OXC 200 for two months, but had no relief. I have ANA 48.5 and CRP 7.9. My MRI showed no tears, but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed all the information you provided. Please provide me with more details about your problem. How long have you been experiencing pain in your left knee? Are there any other joints, such as your wrist or elbow, that are also painful? It is mentioned that yo...  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 »

What do my MRI reports show about my knee pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I have severe pain and swelling in the back side of the right knee. My MRI was inconclusive. Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I viewed the MRI of you knee (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and there are suspicious mild thinning of the articular cartilage in the bones of the knee and minimal fluid in the knee joint area. These changes are slight and not likely to cause any sev...  Read Full »

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...  Read Full »

What can cause chronic tonsillitis and knee swelling in a child?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is seven and a half years old. She is suffering from tonsillitis for five years. During every month, she takes antibiotics with Paracetamol. Now, she is having swelling in her knees for the past five months, and sometimes, it gets migrated from one knee to another with little f...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. First, swelling in the knee and throat infection can occur related to each other or it can be a condition called rheumatic fever. You need to discuss this with your pediatrician to have a definitve diagnosis. It needs to be differentiated from...  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 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 »

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