Knee pain leg swelling

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Knee swelling and ankle pain can be caused by a variety of causes. I agree with the treatment for DVT. Other potential causes can be infection, osteoarthritis, sprains or bursitis. Imaging the joints can be considered with, first, a plain film, and second, an MRI can be considered. If negative, more systemic causes can be considered, including evaluating the kidneys with blood tests, and the heart with an echocardiogram. These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
I took 800mg of ibuprofen to at least keep the swelling and pain down. I can walk on it, and keep it in a certain postition and i'll be okay, but full range of movement is not an option for me. Also, it's swollen to the size of a softball.
I iced it and rested it as much as I could . Yesterday I notced pain and swelling in my knee but not enough to keep me from walking.Today its real bad so much so I'm using a cane. Very hard to put pressure on it. Most of the pain seems to be coming on the right side and behind the knee. I can't make my leg straight. I have had gout in the past but never in my knee. There is no discolleration or warmth to the touch. The pain is sharp when I bend my knee. Thanx again.
I now have mild swelling legs below my knee. I still can feel sharp pain going up or down staircase. I cant even squat as the pain is sharp and I just don't like it. Any one who can tell me if this is normal after the arthroscopy ?
Hi, Do you remember getting hurt in your knees? The swelling and the pain in the knee suggests the possibility of arthritis. Other causes could be gout and meniscus injury. Radiating pains from knee also indicates a nerve compression. It is very difficult to pinpoint at the exact cause. without clinical examination and running some tests. I would suggest you to seek consultation with an orthopedic surgeon as soon as you can. Take care!
About 3 weeks ago I was in the car and straightened out my leg and had intense sharp pain in my knee cap. It lasted a few seconds and stopped. This happened a few other times throughout the week, sharp pains when I bent my knee. The sharp pains have stopped but I'm left now with constant pain. My knee cap and area above the knee cap are swollen and stiff. I can't walk well and have a lot of pain when bending the knee, like getting up and down from a chair.
I have pain in my knee and lower leg. I have vain swelling and spider veins around my anklel. It hurts bad when i walk.And keeps me awake at night throubing pain. What could this be ? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1060009'>Pain in Calf and Back of Knee after resting</a>.
I am so glad that you took the time to post but so sorry to hear about the pain and swelling of your knee. My dear, your pain and swelling is most likely due to the fact that you require a knee replacement. The fact that it travels into your leg is quite common. That pain came become excruciating. You must have some very painful times. Our body functions as a unit. Nerves run through the knee and into the foot.
I have had leg pain, tightness and extreme swelling for some time now. The pain is excrutiating down the inside of my leg. Around my inner knee and just below that area there is an area of swelling or puffiness that when palpated gives extreme pain. Pain in my left rear end going down back of leg with extremely tight muscles and then wrapping around the outside of my left leg.
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I struggled with my pain for 4 months, and I kept telling the OS that something was not right. My knee has bowed inward in addition to the swelling and pain. I strongly recommend that you get another opinion. There is simply no reason for you and I to be in constant pain. I have already given up many activities that I cannot do any more. Now I am struggling with the decision of whether to get a knee replacement! Good luck to you and please keep touch so we can compare notes.
Also, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause(s) for the leg pain and the swelling. Since the pain occurred recently i.e. weeks after the replacement, it may require an evaluation to check for development of other possibilities like hardware issues, infections, inflammations, degenerations, neurological issues etc. You may consider seeing an orthopedician for this.
I've had 4 back surgeries. The first laminectomy +fusion (bone from bone bank was used) - 5 mths later that bone broke so another laminectomy +fusion with hardware - about 5 mths later I could feel the screws against my skin, xrays were taken, and doctor felt hardware could be taken out and it was. I still had back and leg pain and was able to get around with the use of a cane.
I am trying to reduce the swelling in my knee. I had surgery 11/10/10, and have had some success with PT and TED hose, but need to get the rest of the swelling down because it is impeding my ROM. Any ideas?
I had total knee replacement surgery the 24th of January this year. Surgery went fine & I haven't been in much pain but have a lot of swelling in my leg, ankle & foot. What can I do to get this swelling down?
In the last couple months I have something strange happening. That is: It started with my feet & ankles swelling a little & now has moved up to my knee & is growing quite painful. A friend said it may be diabetes II. Another said to try drinking loads of water & not to drink alcohol.... I have never drank much water but have taken allot of alcohol.
I also have had pain and swelling behind my left knee for well over a year. The pain radiates into my calf. The pain now will be sharp at times and also a tearing feeling at times. I have had ultra sounds several times to check for DVT's and Baker's Cyst (long history of torn meniscus and arthritis in knee). DVT and cyst are always negative.
Vascular surgeon make emergency repair, but scar tissue formed, completely blocking repair. I had a successful artery bypass with a harvested vein 9 months ago. I still have swelling, pain and numbness from knee to toes. I am on maxzide, wear comp. stocking, and exercise according to PT instruction. Will the swelling ever go away? What can I do? Ortho says I may have to live with it due to all the trauma to my leg. Another ortho commented that the prosthesis my be too large.
i had minululations inbetween each surgery and pt as well.. i am so tired of the pain and swelling this has been a full year. what can I do?
my husband is in so much pain and i don't know how to help him he can put any weight on his leg, there is alot of swelling and he is unable to move him knee at all put ice and heat but he is in so much pain and unable to walk the swelling is all around the knee and there is pain to the touch what she i do
My concern is that after almost 2 years, anytime I try to do anything requiring the use of my right leg, the knee swelling and pain returns. I also experience significant range of motion issues. I still have not found a Doctor who can tell me what is wrong with my leg and if it can be fixed. I sometimes wonder if they are concentrating on the knee and it swelling, more than the R side of the leg where the injury took place.
The solution to my knee pain (which has changed from pain to stiffness) was 14 months of antibiotics plus herbal supplements from my LLMD. I doubt I'll ever be as active as I was before the onset of Lymes, but I'm grateful the worst seems to be over. Now if only I could kick-start my energy levels, I'd be in great shape.
On Friday afternoon I started having some pain to the inside of the right knee. But little to no swelling Saturday the pain increased still with little to no swelling. Sunday the pain is even worse. Still little to no swelling. And today it's even worse. The pain med I'm on “Percocet” dose little to help the pain The pain is a sharp pain to the left side of the right knee.
Does anyone else out there get swelling of the legs? This is the 3rd time my leg has swollen to the extreme and it itches and, I just wondered if anyone else gets this. I am going to see my Dr. soon so I will seek an answer. It's sore and the swelling is mainly in the ankle and the top of my foot. this has lasted for almost 2 months now. It has also swollen up twice before but only for a week or two. Man, what a drag.
However, if you experience any fever, chills, Persistent warmth or redness or pain or swelling around the knee or increasing pain in your calf muscle, you should immediately consult your doctor. Hope it helps. Take care!
Since then i have pain, swelling and trouble putting weight on the left leg.
My journey started out with random knee pain. My left leg would swell up fat as a baseball and then go down but not all the way. I went to a doctor which sent me to an ortho who performed an MRI and X-ray and found nothing. Said the fluid and swelling would go away in some weeks. It's now going on two months and I still have the swelling but now I am having a hard time sitting without discomfort and stifness when I get up iris impossible to straighten my leg and my knee swells back up instantly.
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