Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

Swollen, blotchy and hot knee, foot tingles

from my knee radiating down about 8 inches is hot to the touch as well as blotchy and seems slightly swollen. my foot tingles a little due to the swelling i believe. I am concerned i may have been bitten by something that requires further treatment as i have just moved to north carolina and there seems to be more dangerous creatures then there was in CT. i see no bite marks but have never had this happen before.
Asked On : Wed, 11 Apr 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  167
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

You have acute inflammation of the knee joint, most likely a bacterial infection which entered through a minor breach of the overlying skin. It requires urgent X-ray/CT scan of the knee and a course of intense antibiotics (if due to infection) or other drugs, depending on the cause.

Tingling in the foot is due to compression over the nerve (supplying the foot) in the knee area due to swelling.

Consult your doctor immediately, who knows what is best for you.

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Mon, 4 Nov 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor