This question was answered on Fri 30, Jul 2010 02:48am by Dr Madhulika Mohanty

HelloI have a swollen left knee (cap). It is red and hot to the touch. Not toopainfull but sore to touch. I have it about 2 days just came up over a couple ofhours one evening.Coulc i take anti inflam medicine for it.Thanks

    
Asked by pnugent (Male; 43; no major illnesses healthy and fit ) on Thu 29, Jul 2010 02:36am

Hello I have a swollen left knee (cap). It is red and hot to the touch. Not too painfull but sore to touch. I have it about 2 days just came up over a couple of hours one evening.Coulc i take anti inflam medicine for it. Thanks

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Answer by Dr Madhulika Mohanty  on Fri 30, Jul 2010 02:48am:

Dear Pnugent swollen left knee and pain can be due to injury to ligament, tendon; bursitis; osteoarthritis or rheumatic arthritis etc. You can take antiinflammatory medicines like acetaminophen or ibuprofen and use ice pack. Avoid running up and down stairs .Doing knee exercise will help in stretching and strenghtening the muscles that support the knee. Proper footwear is also important, especially if walking or running on hard surfaces. Keep your weight under control, it will reduce stress on the knee.You need to get a X-ray of knee or MRI for diagnosis. Get in touch with a Orthopedician. Take care.
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