Knee swelling indicates a knee problem where fluid collects around the knee joint. It can be due to injury, overuse, or underlying condition. Ways to treat knee swelling at home are providing enough rest, hot and cold packs, compression with elastic bands, keeping legs elevated, pain killer medicines, and knee massages to drain the fluid by self or from a therapist, isometric knee exercises for muscle strengthening.
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Should I be concerned about the bump on the knee after getting hurt in my knee?
Query: Hi doctor, During soccer, I crashed knee on knee with an opponent. This caused a muscle contusion that has healed now. However, there is a small hard bump on the spot that has been hit. It does not hurt when walking or during activity, but sometimes after, it does feel sensitive. Is it something t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How many days did it take to heal, and what medicines did you take? Even though there is only a hard bump, it needs to be reduced; otherwise, in the future, it might start to pain when there is some jerk or hit somewhere. I would suggest applying an ice pack thrice a da... Read Full »
I am an 18 year old with severe knee issues. Do I need physiotherapy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have a knee issue. My knee dislocated once and there was a subluxation more than nine times. Now, my knee is very flexible. When my knee dislocated, the doctor plastered my knee for three weeks. He then asked me to exercise, but I did not. My doctor then asked me t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. I would like to stress on proper training to regain your knee control and reduce the subluxation. I suggest you do these basic knee exercises that will strengthen your front thigh muscles and butt muscles. These... Read Full »
I have swelling in my left knee along with constant crackles in my left hip. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been having issues with my left leg. As a dancer, I know that I push my body to extremes. My left hip constantly crackles when I move it laterally or in a circle, predominantly inwards. In addition, I have swelling on the outer side of my left knee. It is not large enough to be ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I feel the popping or cracking sound could be some hip joint issue, maybe a kind of impingement, or sometimes even a weak glute strength may also result in a similar condition as the hip is subjected to overload, ... Read Full »
Why do I have pain, swelling, and tenderness in the knee?
Query: Hello doctor, I have swelling above the right knee with a tenderness of the right quadriceps and pain in the knee when I run or do overactivity. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have swelling and pain in the knee joint, I suggest you apply an ice pack thrice a day for 15 minutes. Rest as much as possible without exercising until the pain reduces ultimately. If you do not find any improvement in two days, then go for an X-ray of the knee jo... Read Full »
I had an ACL and PCL injury a month ago. Why did my knee suddenly swell while running recently?
Query: Hello doctor, I tore my ACL (anterior crucial ligament) and PCL (posterior crucial ligament), which are grade 2 injuries. The initial injury happened a month ago. The doctor said surgery would not be needed. I spent seven to ten days on crutches and began light resistance training, cycling, and walk... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your knee might have got a jerk while you are chasing the dog, as your weight is a little high as per your height. Due to previous ACL issues and weakness around the joint, there might be swelling in that area. I would suggest applying an ice pack thrice a day for 15 ... Read Full »