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Suggest treatment for swelling and pain on the knee and legs

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Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015
Question: Approximately two months ago I began having left knee pain It felt like both the inside and outside of the knee tendons and directly behind the knee I had messed up some how. I cant think of any trauma that would account for it. For almost a month and a half it was very painful to walk on the leg. Bending the knee was not a good idea at all. The knee is very swollen as is the whole leg now. Bending it is still too painful but walking has become a lot less painful. The knee feels tricky when I stand up on it but within seconds feels normal. I think what ever is going on is starting to go away slowly. I just noticed tonight that the whole leg and not just the knee is swollen. Doctors are out of the question because we do not have health insurance. I am scared
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are having knee synovitis and arthritis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case and you are having knee synovitis and arthritis. In this condition there is pain and difficulty in knee bending with knee swelling. I would suggest you to meet a doctor and get x ray so that diagnosis can be confirmed. X ray shows that there is reduction in joint space.
Since you are not having medical insurance I can suggest few tips to take care of this pain.
1.Avoid squatting, sitting cross leg or stairs climbing.
2.Hot water fomentation and volitran ointment local application.
3.You can take Brufen 400 mg tablet if pain is very severe. But you should not take more then one tablet per day. Do not make it a habit.
4.Wear knee cap, which will support knee joint and take care of the pain.
I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
thanks

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Suggest treatment for swelling and pain on the knee and legs

Brief Answer: You are having knee synovitis and arthritis Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case and you are having knee synovitis and arthritis. In this condition there is pain and difficulty in knee bending with knee swelling. I would suggest you to meet a doctor and get x ray so that diagnosis can be confirmed. X ray shows that there is reduction in joint space. Since you are not having medical insurance I can suggest few tips to take care of this pain. 1.Avoid squatting, sitting cross leg or stairs climbing. 2.Hot water fomentation and volitran ointment local application. 3.You can take Brufen 400 mg tablet if pain is very severe. But you should not take more then one tablet per day. Do not make it a habit. 4.Wear knee cap, which will support knee joint and take care of the pain. I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions. thanks