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Swelling In Knee

Swelling in the knee is due to the excess fluid accumulation in and around the knee joint. It occurs as a result of overuse injuries, trauma, or any other underlying condition. The cause of the swelling is determined by collecting a sample of the fluid to test for any infection, disease, or injury.

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How is knee swelling treated?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 50 years old. He has swelling in his left knee and some liquid is coming out of the knee. He consulted an orthopedic doctor and he prescribed some tests and medicine to him. Also, the doctor said his bones are weak. Please explain to me what should I know. Also, let me know wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After seeing the clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it appears to be synovitis of the knee joint. At the age of 50, osteoarthritis is the most common cause of synovitis. It is not advisable to start with steroid small 6 mg tablet. Is your fath...  Read Full »

Is there a therapy for painful swollen joints?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 45 years old female. Her weight is usually between 77 lbs to 92 lbs. She has been suffering from severe pain and swollen joints for the past 15 years. Due to a lack of financial resources, we could not get treatment. Is there any therapy to heal her? She is unable to move her...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, a proper diagnosis has to be made for the cause of her swollen joints. It could be osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or gout. Once a correct diagnosis is made, then the treatment can be initiated. So, I need to know whether any tests have been done ...  Read Full »

My wife has reddish swollen knee due to an insect bite. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife was bitten behind her knee, probably by an insect (we did not see what it was) in the house. We have recently moved to this place, so I am not sure what it could be. After the incident in the evening, the area behind her knee was swollen. By the following day, it had expanded,...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I saw the attached files (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). My findings are the following. I can see a pale area behind the knee and swollen ankle in comparison to the right ankle. I can see a re...  Read Full »

Why do I have unexplained pain and swelling in my right leg?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. There is a swelling in my right leg and pain in my calf for ten days. There is pain even when I am bending my knee. After two days, I have started experiencing pain in my right thigh as well. I did not fall or had any sprain. I am taking Diane 35 mg of the medi...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query in detail. Based on which I can understand that you have pain and swelling in your right leg. The exact location is not precise, but it appears to be around the knee based on your query. And it has been a week since you have those symptoms...  Read Full »

How to manage a scrapped knee?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female with a weight of 58 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I scraped my knee at night before four days and I left it unclean until the next morning. Every day, I have new symptoms over it. It hurts me a lot while walking and bending the knee. It formed a...  Read Full »

Dr. Keerthi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your infection seems to be spreading. Along with Neosporin, you can take oral antibiotics like Cefuroxime twice a day for five days. Please mention whether you have any symptoms of feve...  Read Full »

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