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Recurrent swelling of knee even after icing, solid lump. What should be done?

few months ago my knee swelled up like a softball on top. after icing it the swelling went away. few weeks ago it swelled again but not as bad. i think i had water on the knee and didnt get it drained but it went down some after icing it again. i still have a lump on my knee but now it is more solid then liquid. Question i guess would be, will it go away from continue icing?
Asked On : Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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The collection of water in the knee joint is likely to be due to a knee joint inflammation. This is not likely to go down completely only on icing. Anti inflammatory drugs and local steroid injections may be needed.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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