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What cause band around knee with swollen foot?

My left upper leg just above the knee feels like there is a band around it squeezing and is very painful. I have been taking 600mg of Ibuprofen once a day for the last 2 days with very little relief. My foot also began to swell last pm. I do exercise daily walking at a moderate pace (3.7-4.2mph) for 4-5 miles.
Tue, 16 Apr 2019
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Hello,

As this can be due to knee joint internal structures inflammation and an MRI is suggested. Once we get an MRI we should be able to understand the pathology of the soft tissues inside the knee joint.

Using knee brace, hot water fermentation, keeping the leg over a pillow, ankle toe movements, static hamstring, static Quadriceps, straight leg raise should help improve the knee joint stability, reduce the swelling, and improve the functions of the knee joint.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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