Swollen knee ice or heat

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Avatar m tn Go to the emergency room. They will probably take a film. You may have a long wait, but the procedure itself takes a very short time. There is most likely fluid build-up that can be easily removed with a hypodermic needle. Usually ice or heat won't help. The procedure is not painful, but the needle looks very big so look away and close your eyes when they do this. Sometimes this happens spontaneously without any special injury that the person can remember.
Avatar f tn My knee has been swollen for over a month now, I dont remember a specific injury all I know is I have pain when I go up and down the stairs, when I squat down or when I try to get off the floor. I have noticed loud popping and a grinding sound when I move it. It also feels like something is pulling when I walk which makes it unstable. I went to the er and they told me they werent sure what was going on with it. They told me to go to my regular doctor but I dont have one.
Avatar n tn I have been icing 2 times a day every day and taking 2 ibuprofen 2 times a day, no change. When does one stop icing? The knee is not swollen but complains when it has to lift me up stairs or pivoting. Please advise a rehab plan and anything else you feel may be helpful as I still want to be active. Also when is it good to use heat rather than ice? Thanks in Advance.
Avatar f tn Since starting classes again I have been having a lot of trouble with my knee. There is heat coming from it. It gets swollen, and red by the end of the day. At first it didn't hurt at all, it was just swollen. However; the last few weeks it has started to hurt, and I've gotten lightheaded a few times. Also there is this popping sound that happens if I rest it for awhile, then try to get up. My knee also itches to every now and then.
Avatar m tn It could be an injury that you do not recall, or it could be something like Lyme Disease or gout or really any number of things. You need to get it checked out. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Hi. About 3 or 4 weeks ago I slipped and hit my knee on a hardwood floor. It became swollen and bruised, but the bruising is going away, but there is still swelling from the lower part of my knee cap to the top of my shin. I don't have trouble walking or any movement. The only time it hurts is when i have to bend down on my knee and it touches the floor or if anything touches the knee. It sends a sharp pain through my whole leg that I just cant stand.
Avatar m tn Hi, I was hoping you could assist with the following problem, Following a fall in football, landing on the right side of my left knee, I experienced immense pain and heat across the knee. Immediately after bruising spread up and down my leg and a fluid filled sac developed on the top right side of my knee cap. I visited the doctor and initial was assessed by the two nurses who said they didn't know what it was and asked me to come back to see the doctor.
Avatar m tn Hello, the last few months, ive had pain above my knee cap, if i press on the muscle or tendor that seems to attach to the top of the knee cap, it is quite sore right where it connects to the knee cap, and when walking its ok, but stairs it really is sore, sitting down and getting up, kneeling. Ive tried applying heat to it, then stretching, then applying ice going for walks, stretching, seems to give temporary releif.
219373 tn?1274925034 ) Today I have ironed my socks twice, the heat feels good but fades quickly fades. Yes it feels cold; ice cold. It's like wearing blocks of ice for shoes but they don't feel warm like some people experience, rather, my socks sometimes feels damp from the extent of the cold. I do not have MS (please God), I am only 25. The cold is so ridiculous I came on goggle and typed 'why do my feet feel so cold' thats how I came across this board. Good luck to everyone with the same affliction.
Avatar n tn There is no change in color or appearance. Others can locate the spot by the heat. The hot spot is always on the front of my left leg. The last few days it has been just to the left of the shin. I am 68, active, healthy, Hot spots come while I am sitting in a car, while walking briskly, while lying in bed and so on. Loney, thanks for your input. I hope this is that simple. At nearly 69 years old, little things may announce something lurking for me.
Avatar f tn Just a couple of months ago a bakers cyst in my knee popped when it got pinched between my knee cap, anyway it immediately swelled and stayed swollen I put ice on it over night a few days later then the next night I thought I was having a heat attack. It seems the ice reduced the swelling but released 2 blood clots that traveled thru my heart. I thought I was having a heart attack My blood test at the E.R. showed the event I was also running a low grade fever. I was lucky it did not kill me.
Avatar f tn and just to the Right of my knee cap, I take my thumb and gently press in and the pain is severe!! My knee is Swollen I have been doing the 20 minute of ice then 20 minutes of heat......no relief...IBuprophen 400 mgs every 6 hours.... but I can not completely straighten it out...No Way can I even try and bend down into a complete bend or Squat...I can not stretch that leg at all... ANY ONE ever Experience this?? I was a Runner my Whole life...?? What other than GETTING OLDER could it be?
Avatar f tn i had knee surgery in march about 9 weeks ago ,oh my my dull ache in knee and if i walk or stand too long during day i pay for it at night especially when i try to sleep,i rub rub it but nothing works and don;t put ice pack right on knee the cold makes it hurt terribly!sometimes i wish i didn;t do it!
Avatar n tn As far as which is worse, ankle or knee, it varies from person to person and with the severity of the sprain. I've sprained both and for me the knee took a long while to get better, probably because I didn't rest it enough. Even when it starts feeling better you have to take it a little easy. The last thing you want is to re injure it. Take whatever advice your doc gave you and just give your knee some time. Good luck too, I know it's painful.
Avatar f tn I can relieve the burning by applying heat or by applying ice, but those treatments don't stop its recurrence. While I have noted this pain in the past, it is very evident now upon my recent return from several days of hard skiing.
Avatar n tn Today I CANNOT put weight on it and it is swollen. The pain originates on the inside of my knee, not in the soft spot next to the patella, but outside that. At this pt. the pain has spread all over my knee, but to touch it is super tender in that inside spot. I have iced it and put heat on it. Not sure what to do at this pt. My foot on the side of the injured knee feels asleep. Can someone give me advice. Should I see a doctor? Or can this be dealt with at home?
Avatar n tn For the last few days I've been getting a very strange sensation in my right leg, between the back of my knee and the top of my calf. It's a feeling of heat which lasts for a few seconds. This happens about 2 or 3 times an hour. It's not painful, it just feels weird. My leg is not hot to the touch, it's a kind of internal heat (quite hard to describe!). I have a desk-based job but I do get up and move around regularly.
Avatar n tn my director became very concerned and sent me to teh nurse right away. I have applied ice and heat reguarly but it's still fairly swollen and the bruising is spreading. My knee has sudden jabs of pain radomly throughout the day, and it hurts to apply pressure to all of my leg. It also feels like someone is scraping my knee cap back and forwth when I try to walk. I have a big competition coming up on Saturday and I need to know what I should do to provide the most efficient care.
Avatar n tn I had a torn miniscus and below my knee is very swollen and under the knee to the right where ham string is. I have been at Physical Therapy going on 5 months now and still can't bend it and still having problems. It's very hard to do anything because of the discomfort and pain and aches. Doctor just says it's soft tissue problems. But why, I don't understand what is taking so long to heal. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn I am in my 60's and have only just started to have either a swollen face or, on the last two occasions, a swollen tongue, which all started in September. The first time I had a swollen tongue was 4 weeks ago and I ended up in hospital. I had already taken Piriton but it didn't help. At the hospital they gave me Prednisolone which worked very quickly and I was packed off home with another 2 days supply.
Avatar f tn 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.
230262 tn?1316649534 Ice will constrict and allow less fluid in. If you have a muscle sprain or strain wo swelling then it is good to ice 24 hours and heat after. Sounds like you need the ice. When I sprained my ankle, it was almost 3x bigger and I used ise the whole time. I would go to the doc. just incase it is an injury that can get worse if not treated. You can tell him you don't want pain meds. I took Vics years age when it was me, but I wasn't trying to quit then.
Avatar n tn Laura (and others who suffer from sudden electric shock in knee type of symptom), My knee pain comes on with little or no warning. It lasts somewhere in the range of 10 to 30 seconds. I am usually sitting, but it has happened occasionally in a standing position. There may be a few twitches to signal the onset. When there is, I panic knowing that excruciating shock-like pain is about to follow.
Avatar m tn Next day I was in the park balancing on the slackline carefully, avoiding much weight or sudden drops on the right knee. By night, I could feel my right leg very tired and the knee was swollen. I believe this is when it started. I'm curious as to why my knee hasn't healed since I've rested it for so long. I was told that it's tendinitis, but from what I'm reading tendinitis should have caused me pain. I've included a photo of my knees. It's my right knee, left one in the photo.
789820 tn?1315452113 and wake up (it literally sounds like a bomb going off), If I spend too much time exercising or walking, hiking then my muscles tense up and for over a month my right knee has been swollen and recently my left knee is now in pain (and I dont remember doing anything to my right knee, but its swollen and pops and oh so stiff, it *****.. So...yeah...its more than the costo, it feels like my body is falling apart pretty much.
Avatar n tn My only complaints are pain at the base of my knee, crunching or grinding felt when I bend and straighten my knee, and stiffness and a tight sensation felt around what would be my knee joint. I take Tramadol 1 tablet 1 hr prior to therapy and occasionally at night. Otherwise, I don't use pain medications. My Ortho says that I might have some scar tissue and some inflammation and isn't really concerned. Is this typical?
Avatar m tn The location of these painfull electric shocks is in the back of the knee about an inch or two below where the knee bends. We've already checked on it being a Bakers Cyst causing the problem so I don't think it's that. Because of the electrical-shock like nature of the pain, I'm guessing it has something to do with a nerve or vein being squeezed or pinched. But how does that exlplain painfull attackes when she's laying completely flat or in a recliner and not moving a muscle?
Avatar f tn His knee, however, is still very painful. It is putting off some heat but doesn't appear swollen or bruised. He had been icing it and taking Ibuprofen. He talked to the dr. again today and was told to continue with ice and Ibuprofen. Later, this afternoon his left knee has taken on the same symptoms. I am wondering what your opinion is. Thank your for any advice.
Avatar n tn Last night I applied a warm washcloth to it for about 30 minutes, which made it feel better. Could this be a swollen lymph node, or maybe an ingrown hair? It is located in the area where I shave daily. Any advice would be very appreciated!
Avatar n tn 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. Should I see an orthopedic surgeon or a Vascular surgeon? My knee is really hurting 24/7.