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Hard lump on the left knee. Diagnosed with calcification. Painful during walking. Suggest

I have a small hard lump on the outside of my left knee. It is most painful when i stand up from sitting and going up and down steps. Have had Xrays - calcification perhaps related to some undetermined injury. Now with more pain have had MRI yesterday - just waiting for results. Am taking tylenol. Do I need heat, ice or both to relieve pain? Pain has worsened over the past several weeks. Thank you.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
Heat and ice can help but not too much if there is no swelling in this area. It sounds like knee arhritis which can be caused by trauma but also by degenerative disease or gout. Few things can be done. First is periodically steroid injections into can be helpful for some time. Secood is, arthroscopic so called "cleaning" but it isnt done in every institution. Ask your doctors about it. YOu should exercise when have no pain,wjen painful you should rest and keep leg elevated. WIsh you good health.
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