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I have a swollen knee and hand with arthritis. Could arthritis be the reason for this ?

I have an area about an inch above my knee that is slightly swollen, and when i walk it hurts in my knee....not when i step, but when i come up off that foot, the pain shoots through my knee and the swollen area. It s not swollen badly, but an area about the size of my hand is slightly swollen, and causes pain there and in my knee when walking. Started about 3 weeks ago. I have arthritis , could that be what this is, or is this something different? I am 35, in good health other than the arthritis.....early onset runs in my family.
Asked On : Sat, 14 May 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
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better u go n consult a orthopaedician .
ur problem seems to be bursitis or patellofemoral syndrome. orthopaedician will diagnose the exact problem, thn u hv to tk sum medication according to ur problem.and start physiotherapy after tht . U can tk IFT for swelling and combination therapy for arthritis.
tk cr
Answered: Sun, 15 May 2011
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General Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Bajoria's  Response
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As it is post arthritis ,so first possibility is bursitis that is quite common around knee joint.there 4-5 bursa on the anterior aspect of knee joint ,similar number on medial & lateral aspect.they are named according to there location.They may be communicating to the knee joint or non communicating.Inflammation of single or group of bursae may occur causing sign & symptoms.So consult orthopedic & get it investigated & treated.
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Answered: Sat, 14 May 2011
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