Knee pain leg swelling

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Avatar n tn I have pain behind my knee and my leg is swollen in the calf. I was checked for blood clot and it was negative. I feel heat coming out of my knee when I place an ice pack on it. It warms the ice pack quickly. My thigh is swollen too, but all the pain is in my knee. It hurts to touch the bones in my knee. My ankles are a little swollen and also the calf on the other leg. I have had a meniscus tear and arthritis in one knee and baker's cyst in the other.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar m tn I have been experiencing joint pain, muscle pain, cramping, swelling and stiffness in my left leg for over a month - in my knee, behind my knee and in my calf. It is worse at end of day. It often feels as if my leg won't support me when I stand from a sitting position. I do not recall injuring my leg. I have tried heat & ice packs and massage - all of which offer some temporary relief.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Osteo arthritis and my right knee is bone on bone - however I seem to have severe leg problems even though my knee rarely hurts. Also my lower pain constantly hurts. I can not walk a half block nor stand for more than 5 minutes, my legs burn and ache constantly and I have no leg strength. No one else I know has these problems with the arthritis - aches and pains yes - but they can walk - I can barely walk and it hurts to do so. No pain medications even ease the pain.
Avatar m tn So, i discontinued exercises and yesterday again i felt further increase in swelling. Then i wrapped the knee brace tightly and elevated my leg with pillow and slept. Today the swelling is some reduced. Now my question is that why swelling is not reducing further? Is there any precaution i should take? Or any way to end swelling completely. What is the effect of Enzomac tablet i am taking since a month?
Avatar m tn So, i discontinued exercises and yesterday again i felt further increase in swelling. Then i wrapped the knee brace tightly and elevated my leg with pillow and slept. Today the swelling is some reduced. Now my question is that why swelling is not reducing further? Is there any precaution i should take? Or any way to end swelling completely. What is the effect of Enzomac tablet i am taking since a month?
Avatar f tn I had an accident at work beginning of Dec. Huge twist of my right knee/leg and I hit the deck. Instant horrific pain and vast swelling. X-ray shows no fracture. I've been on crutches 36 days, unable to weight bare, swelling reduced from injury but got dvt behind the knee causing vast swelling of calf and foot (still) pain from dvt subsiding now but knee pain more prominent. Can't straighten my leg either. Utterly fed up, confused and frustrated. Another 3 weeks until MRI.
Avatar f tn 4 days post-op - been doing walking, exercises 2x/day, using ice machine a lot, keeping leg up or straight most of time, but now have red, angry looking, black/blue, somewhat warmer to touch coloring on upper leg and knee. Only pain is from the swelling when I put leg down to stand up. Is this normal? How long for leg to be less swollen?
Avatar f tn ( but i have a lot of pain in my knee, and my hip today. I sometimes get this pain that radiates from my ankles, up to my knee and right now i just feel it in my knee, its a very uncomfortable feeling.
Avatar n tn Hi hikmeta2, Welcome! As Katie said the pain can be from a multitude of problems. You've provided little information. Can you please be more specific? You'll obtain better responses and suggestions. When did this begin? Describe the pain and exactly where is it in your leg? Is there any swelling or warmth? What's your general age, teenager, middles aged, senior? Did you injury the leg? Is there any pain in your hip or low back? Any related information would be helpful.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn As for swelling in your foot, that could come from the swelling in your knee draining down into your foot due to gravity. Any swelling will make the swollen area tender, even if it's not the injured area. You will probably experience swelling in your knee for a while. Do you keep it elevated at all? You should try to elevate it - above your heart when possible (like when you sleep) - that should help the swelling. You haven't had much recovery time yet.
Avatar m tn Doctors then removed some liquid from right knee and till few days back right leg was fine. But for last 15 days, pain has also started in her right knee.She was continuing feeling some movement and uneasiness in her knees. There is also pain in her ankles and forefoot. These parts normally remain numb. Now both legs have same type of pain and uneasiness. Request you to advice on same.
Avatar m tn Hello. I fell on my left knee about a month ago. The first week, it was painful to walk, but now I have no pain. Only I have a huge swelling above my knee. I can't bent my knee more than 90 degrees because the swelling puts great pressure on my knee and I cannot bend it any more. There is no pain, but the muscles are stiff. The swelling is not sitting directly on the knee, but rather higher up the leg than the knee.
Avatar m tn My wife aged 39 is suffering from BP for the last 4 years and taking medicine since then. In the last 1 year she is having constant headache (not forehead) and leg pain (joints and muscles). Though we consulted many doctors, nodbody could diagnose it properly and give medication. Please give some advice.
Avatar f tn about 5 months ago i jumped and landed funny on my left leg it felt like something behind(BACK OF LEG NOT IN THE KNEE)the back of my knee popped and i was in agony for about 15mins the pain wore off but i had to limp for about 2weeks as the pain only came when my leg was fully straightened or fully bentand that lasted for about 3 months it finaly went and last week i joined zumba and at my second zumba lesson i came home and my leg started to hurt when i straighten it fully or bend it funny all
Avatar m tn Sometimes the pocket of fluid behind the knee can tear open and drain into the tissues of the lower leg. This can cause swelling and redness in that part of the leg. diagnosis? Your doctor will examine your knee and ask you questions about your past health and when the pain and swelling started. Your doctor may order tests, such as an MRI, to see a picture of the inside of your knee. treatment? A Baker's cyst may go away on its own.
Avatar f tn Hi there, Physical exam of the knee is a big part of diagnosis, so unfortunately I won't be able to give you a definitive answer as to what is going on. From what you tell me though, I certainly think that further testing is warranted, since your pain seems to be relatively severe. It is possible that you are having a flare of arthritis, but it could also be something like a meniscal tear.
Avatar n tn what is causing the very sharp stabbing or pinching pain in my leg? It lasts about a minute.
Avatar m tn Hi! About 9 days ago I got a MCL (medial ligament) sprain on my left knee, doing sports, i'm in my mid 30s. Minor swelling and some pain to knee. The knee started feeling around 80% better about 3 days ago. I wore knee brace every day even to sleep, 2 days ago I changed to a more comfortable brace with those metal hinges on sides, also slept with it. My current issue/question, is 2 days ago I woke up with a swollen ankle and pain when putting leg down to walk.
Avatar m tn Felt pain in right knee when pulling sofa forward about 4months ago. At the time I had no swelling , no continuous pain or knee wasn't buckling. However, when I've tried running I can't totally put weight on right knee. When I'm lying on my back, and bend my leg there's no pain. When I starighten my leg I can feel pain.ive tried holding my leg halfway and the pain is there around my right knee.ive not been to doctors because I have no "major symptoms".
Avatar m tn s filled with a liquid. (This is not the first time that this has happened) I feel no pain in the knee however, and I have full range of motion. I've been icing the knee 2 times a day for 20 minutes the last couple of days, but the swelling doesn't seem to be going away. (Given that I've continued strength training as usual) My question is: Is it okay if I ignore the swelling and just keep exercising normally? Thank you in advance!
Avatar f tn Pain in the back of the knee can be caused by arthritis or Bakers cysts (cystic accumulation of synovial fluid, also causes a swelling). So as you can see, arthritis can cause an overall knee pain. Ligament injury causes pain to worsen on walking, bending and stretching the knee. Meniscii too if torn or injured, result in joint instability—that is you are not confident the knee joint will take your weight. Often the person feels a popping sensation on moving the joint.
Avatar n tn Miraculously there were no broken bones, but of course LOTS of contusions, swelling and pain. After the initial ER trip, I have been seeing my Family Practice doctor and his treatment has been: stay off my leg, keep it elevated, ice for the first two weeks & heat for the last 1.5 weeks, as well as narcotic pain meds, muscle relaxer & anti-inflammatory, plus Jobst stocking.
Avatar f tn knee pain. I have profound swelling in my leg below my knee replacement that I had done in 2012. I cannot wear socks because they cause me pain. Can you tell me what is wrong?