Knee swollen for no reason

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Last summer my knee was swollen for no reason. I hadn't hurt it, i had played any sport recently, and i hadn't done anything that could've hurt it. I went to the Emergency room and got X-rays done and they tested fluids in my knee and still nothing. They couldn't find why. They sent me to an Orthopedic and Then they performed an MRI and perscribed Anti-Inflamatories (Naproxen) and pain relievers.
there is no reason for you to come back several times a day with "symptoms"...symptoms dont diagnose hiv. you have been assessed and advised when to test. nothing more to tell you that you havent been told before.
I started having unexplainable severe knee pain. No idea how or why. No injury, no swelling, no bruising. I had my knee examined, Xrays done, and everything looked great. I decided to change the sneakers I was using to exercise and actually use sneakers when using the eliptical at home and as God is my witness - problem solved!!!!!!!! No more knee pain. I hope my story helps someone.
I have knee pain in my right knee when I kneel down on it.About a year ago the same knee for some reason unknown to me got very swollen & had to use crutches for about a week. Anyway when I kneel down it is like kneeling on a tack. Then it has a sensation of a rug burn to the touch. After about five times of this happening I looked more closely. On the right lower outer edge of knee cap it gets a swell pocket. It does not swell up the entire knee just this oval like shaped pocket.
i felt as if my whole knee dislocated but i didnt hear any pop sound or anythng. Really painful for like 5 min but swelled up later. Went to doc, put ice pack and it all seemed ok. Its 4th week now...all seems okk except its still little swollen and feels little different and the leg feels as if it doesnt have enough power. I can run slowly, bike, clim stairs with no problems except its uncomfortable.
Ok first off i was walking and my knee just kind of gave out i ended up falling with all my weight (217) onto my left knee, i went to the ER cause it was very swollen bruised and hurt so bad i couldn't straighten it. The took X-Rays but no one was there to look at them so they just put me in immobilized brace and gave me crutches and said stay off of it for 3 days. I did that and no here it is a month or more later and it still hurts. But the reason i am writing is...
Seems when i put any kind of weight on it its really sore, my knees used to crack and pop alot when i was younger, i was a catcher in baseball for many years, no doubt its from that, i am only 25. The cracking doesn't happen anymore, but now they are really sore, and the last few weeks they have gotten progressivly worse. Any ideas of suggestions as to what this could be? causes, remedies?
I woke up a few times last night and found it difficult to get back to sleep because of the pain anytime I moved my knee or left it still for a while. This morning its still really swollen its sore, especially to walk(which is difficult but not impossible). Its swollen all around the whole knee area, at the front, back and sides. But I think for some reason the right side seems a little more swollen(almost like a lump) and is soft, I can also feel the pain more on that side.
I can say that most bug bites are on my left foot. I've been having this for 2-3 days, had my knee lock sometimes and some pain in the past, but not as much as now and now it is stiff. I noticed that walking stops the pain and staying still espewcially lying down makes the pain go all over the leg with annoying "weakening" pain as if my leg had a diarrhoea. I'm 42, male, 6'6" and ~230 lbs.
A long side it, I have what looks like swollen ankles. For this reason, I rarely wear skirts let alone shorts! I've always been slightly overweight and always thought that was the reason. Now, I'm almost underweight and still have the same problem. I was told by a friend that might be water retention. I'm going to talk about them to my GP for the first time next week and see what happened. If anyone out there knows anything about this, please let us know.
The doctor said he would get chewed out if he sent us to a specialist and told me to stop obsessing about his knee. I us very upset and told him I am not one of those types of parents who don't care about my child! He said he is knocked kneed and the pain is nothing serious since everything cam back ok. He said since he is active and tests are clear he is ok. He said he does not doubt the pain but that it is not due to anything serious.
Unfortunately, I do not have a good explanation why the knee continually gives out. Even if you have been to several orthopedic specialists, I would consider continuing to obtain opinions - preferably at major academic medical centers. I would assume that imaging has already been done - MRIs preferably, which can look at the structure and ligaments of the knee joint.
im 22, ive had arthritis since i was 14. my knees sometimes swelll for no reason to the point whrre i cant bend them. i take methotrexate and enbrel but this past summer ive had to get two cortisone shots in my left knee and then two weeks ago did a prednisone taper cuz it swellimg again. now ive been taking 5mg per day of prednisone but im feeling it swelling up again. i feel like theres no hope.
This past Thursday I squatted, no weight, but went deeper than I should have. I felt something sharp in my knee, and it was painful. Since then my knee has been acting up. It's warm, but not swollen. I can walk without pain, but going up stairs it still feels a little weak. I am scared that it is failing or has failed. The reason why is that I am 6 weeks pregnant. My L5 and S1 discs in my back are completely deteriorated, and L4 is degenerating.
Tibial Tendon Transfer (Patellar) and a Lateral Release. I have had knee dislocation issues for life and at 44, I was in an accident, banged my knee on the dashboard and the dislocatins got worse. .Tried therapy all summer and then had surgery 11/26 to try to finally fix this. I'm 3 weeks post op.....and the pain is incredible. I know that he had to graft bone and put in two screws. The incision is large. The pain is in the shin and inner knee the most.
The doctor had me work on strengthening the muscles around and across the knee joint for about 6 months, during which time I was on crutches. He warned that I might need knee surgery, but did not perform it because I was still growing. The knee strengthening exercises and rehab were successful, and I did not need surgery. Since then I have tried not to over exert my knees. If I jog, or even take long walks, my knees are often stiff and swollen days later.
The knee is mobile and there is no activity that brings pain except for the kneeling. I have never had surgery on the knee, I have had no injury to the knee. I exercise moderately and am not considered overweight--well at least for a 53 year old man--but I was riding a stationary bike more frequently (4-5 x per week) and at a higher resistance level for a few month before this pain. If anyone knows what this is, any contribution to this thread would be appreciated.
I wanted you to know that I looked at your pictures of your knee and I feel so very sorry for you!!! I can only imagine that pain that you are suffering!! Thinking of you............
Keep them elevated as much as possible and wear the compression stockings as ordered. There must be a reason for this edema. Are they relating it to the knee pain and inflammation? Is this a circulatory issue? Will a diuretic help? These are all questions I would ask. I might also consider a second opinion. At 8 & 10 your children are young... but not so young that they can't understand your condition to some degree. I'd sit them down and give them as many facts as they can absorb.
I have been suffering with a swollen knee for three months after arthroscopic knee surgery a year prior. Even with an NSAID in me (Mobic) the pain was terrible, radiating into my hip and all the way down into my ankle too. My wife called a local chiropractor and he recomended that I put Castor oil on the knee, then wrap it with an old flannel cloth, then an ace bandage (taught) over the flannel. Well, I tell you, it was like a miracle happened.
If you had HIV one of the multiple tests you've had over the past five months would have been positive. That you have CHF does not change this. As for what is causing your swollen lymph glands, sweats and other symptoms, I cannot say. Lymph nodes can certainly be slightly enlarged without being pathological or indicating disease.
I'm hoping you can help. I have had a swollen and tender axillary node in my left armpit for upwards of 5 months now. I went to my family pediatrician (I'm 15, but I am using my mother's screen name)and he said that he had no idea but to refer me to an OBGYN. He said to give it a month or two to see if it would go away. Well, obviously it hasn't. My obgyn said for me to go and have an ultrasound done, she couldn't really pinpoint the cause of it.
I have had the same symptoms as many of the others who have posted - various parts of my face, especially lips and tongue, sometimes eyelids or chin, swell up to painful proportions for no apparent reason. I also sometimes get unexplained and very itchy hives on my body. It usually takes roughly 18 hours for it to disappear entirely, sometimes less if I take enough Prednisolone early enough.
I have a lump on the back of my knee. Is this a swollen lymph node. The only exposure I have had was kissing a man who told me he is not HIV+ but he could lie or not know. I am freaked cause cdc says it is a low risk. would a lump on my knee be indication of anything? For all i know it's been there all my life but lately i find myself poking around and trying to find things wrong with my body. Can someone help??? Please..
What i want to know is since surgery like i said i cant put any weight on it because of the extreme pain in the medial side, my muscle just above the knee is so swollen and gets worse throughout the day and thats with me on crutches, i can tense the thigh muscle but it looks like its not there, I cant sleep with the constant pain and i cant bend my knee.
I had complications with the surgery 72 hours later. I was rushed to the ER because my knee had swollen so large and I was in severe pain, and not able to hold pain meds down orally. ER Dr informed me that I had a severe infection in my jointand blood count was 18,000. They removed blood from the joint, but than stated there was no bacteria. So my question is my ortho doctor stated the only reason why my white blood count was up was the stress my body was enduring and should not be alarmed.
However, yesterday when I was running, I suddenly started getting sharp stabbing pain only on the outside of my right knee. My knee is NOT swollen at all, I can easily bend my knee and pushing all over it causes no pain. It only stabs when I'm jogging on that leg. Today it was way worse. It's not bad when I walk, but it's over the top when I run. The hip/upper femur pain is constantly present, but worse when I sit.
Hello from a newbie My hubby is the one with RRMS, I have Lupus and IC. Just wanted to say from a therapy standpoint, to get best outcome for your tkr, follow those Dr orders! :-D ..LOL. So much better to be as healthy as possible prior to any surgery...and just think how great it will be when you get back to Zumba all the quicker because you did follow the "docs talks". In the case of the hospital bed, I know insurances vary.
I have just started these same symptons of the knee about two weeks ago. They come and go for no reason. I have had an xray which showed nothing. I could have one day where they come 30 times a day, and the next day I get nothing.
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