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Swollen legs and knees, detected with fluid in knee, temporary relief with physiotherapy, have neck pain, tingling arms. Remedy?

So, I went to the ER last week for my knees because my whole leg was swollen (both legs). Very tight calves, painful knees, couldn t bend or straighten. one of the ER physicians told me that I had a little bit of fluid in my right knee. Before I say anything else, I had a car accident last year, which lead me to a jaw surgery for my TMJ and therapy for neck , knee, shoulder , and back. My physician at the university of Pittsburgh montifore, told me that I had fluid in my right knee; however, he told me to get the physical therapy done first and see if my knee bothers me then too. I got my therapy done for at least 6-7 months and my knees did get better untill 2 weeks ago. I started getting swollen knee, painful, my hips started locking and popping, redness on my calves so I took advil and put ice, which made it somewhat better but not. Then after I went to the ER i went to see my physician again (new) and she told me theres not much they can do except exercise and elevate my legs. However, I haven t been able to do anything lately and it does effect my school work also because I can t concentrate. My knees are kind of brused (don t know where it came from), I m just assuming I hit it not knowing. I can t bend my knee over 3 minutes, I can t straighten because my back knee is swollen , I keep waking up in the middle of the night because my left and right legs are numb...Lately, I have been having major pain on my neck and it doesn t go away. Also, since yesterday my right arms been very tingly and feels like electric going through my arm and my left fingers (pointing and thumb ) feels electrocuted.. What should i do? should I make an another appointment? or go see an Orthopedic Doctor? thank You!
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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  Anonymous's Response
hello there..good evening...mam from what you describe it as it looks like some form of arthritis goin on...that is inflammation of the joints. your neck knees are involved and you are getting recurrent swellings. i had suggest you take an appointment with a rheumatologist and he will help you come to a let us know for any further queries
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