Why is the knee swollen and sore? Causes and treatment of
Knee swelling is a symptom of many pathologies of the musculoskeletal system. It occurs with trauma and osteoporosis, bursitis and gout, as well as with other ailments. With complaints that the knee is swollen, many patients turn to the doctor. This phenomenon occurs quite often. Often, signs of a tumor in the knee joint have the property of suddenness( if they are not a consequence of the previous injury) and are temporary in nature. However, in the case when the patient is diagnosed with dysfunction of the osteoarticular system, this symptom can be observed periodically in times of exacerbation of the pathology.
An ailment accompanied by complaints from the patient that the knee is swollen, with severe pains. In this case, redness of the skin in the pathology zone is observed. The patient is unable to unbend and bend the knee painlessly. These symptoms affect the performance of the joint. In this case, the knee can not function normally. In connection with this, treatment of this pathology should begin immediately.
In case of a dislocation, the joint should first be corrected. Further actions are similar to those with a bruise. In the event that the knee is swollen as a result of a meniscus injury or ligament rupture, the surgeon's intervention is required.
Removing puffiness and restoring the motor function of the joint involves a number of procedures. The main of them are:
- reception of a complex of vitamins and amino acids;
- trays of herbs( saber, mint, fir, hops, eucalyptus);
- massage with special gels or ointments( for example, "Troxevasin" is suitable).
It should be remembered that until the end of untreated trauma can cause the development of bursitis, which is accompanied by inflammatory processes in the periarticular bag. With this pathology, patients complain of pain and swelling of the knee. Symptoms of the disease are compacted lumps under the skin. Knee bursitis hot to the touch. Often, the presence of this pathology violates a person's ability to move. Treatment of bursitis is carried out by a course that exceeds the weekly period. The main measures for getting rid of pathology are:
- use of anti-inflammatory drugs;
- immobilization of the knee;
- administration of analgesic agents;
- Thermal procedures.
Complaints that the knee is swollen may also occur with arthritis. This pathology is caused by infections or allergic reactions of the body. To get rid of arthritis it is necessary, first of all, to consult a specialist. The doctor will be assigned the appropriate course of treatment with the necessary pharmacological means.
What if my knees are swollen and sore?
If you feel pain, then this clearly indicates the problem. In the event that the knees are swollen and aching, care must be taken immediately. The only question is what causes pain.
Below we will consider the most frequent causes of pain in the knee.
Reasons why knees are swollen and sore
- Gonarthrosis, or, in simple terms, arthrosis of the knee joint. What it is? This is the process of knee joint destruction. With prolonged flow leads to a restriction of mobility and deformation.
- Punishes, gonarthrit. It is an inflammatory disease of the knee joint, which can be both an independent pathology and a complication after a transferred illness.
- Meniscal damage. As the name implies, this pain in the knee appears due to injury. In this case, the injury, as a result of which the meniscus was damaged, can be quite insignificant. If the meniscus damage is not treated, then it can go on into a chronic form, and this, in turn, is fraught with the development of deforming arthrosis. People with this trauma complain that their knees are swollen and sore. Meanwhile, edema is a normal condition with a trauma of this kind.
- Disturbance of blood circulation in the joints, or so-called vascular pain. This is not a pathology of the joints, but this problem can accompany a person throughout his life.
- Periarthritis or inflammation of the tendon of the knee joint. This is just the case when the pain manifests itself not so much in the knee, as under the knee, that is, on the reverse side. Pain increases with walking and physical activity.it is characteristic that periarthritis affects women after 40 years who have problems with excess weight.
The nature of the pain will indicate its cause!
Depending on the nature of the pain, you can understand what caused them. Dull, aching pains that increase during movement are a sure sign of arthrosis. If, in addition to this, the knees are swollen and aching, then most likely it's arthritis. With arthritis, the temperature of the joint also increases, that is, the knee becomes hot by touch. Frequent aching pain can indicate thrombosis of the veins of the legs. Since this is a dangerous pathology, the doctor should be contacted immediately. If the pain arose unexpectedly after a jump or fall - there is a trauma to the meniscus. Strong symmetrical pain in the knee joints occurs with rheumatoid arthritis. If the knee is swollen and hot, in 99 cases out of 100 a person has arthritis, so urgent measures must be taken. Of course, there are situations when you immediately need to see a doctor. For example, if the knee is swollen after a bruise, then everything is possible, right up to the crack of the knee cap and the tearing of the meniscus.
If the pains are of a variable nature, then you can alleviate the condition with the help of thermal compresses and ointments, and also with the old proven method - to knead the knee with a warm woolen shawl.
A simple ointment prescription if your knees are swollen and aching
Mix a spoonful of salt with a spoonful of soda, adding 7-10 drops of iodine to the resulting pulp. Then apply the obtained ointment on the knee and wrap it for 15 minutes. Rinse the salt, soda and iodine, and then spread the knee with vitamin cream. Positive dynamics will begin to be traced after 3-4 procedures.
Causes of a tumor in the knee
At the slightest pain in the lower limbs a person will not leave it without attention. The legs perform the most important motor function, without which free movement is impossible. If the knee is swollen and aching, causes pain when bending, it can happen because of a number of reasons. They can have a different nature of occurrence: traumatic, inflammatory or dystrophic. Treatment should be carried out in almost all cases when there is a tumor and pain when flexing.
The most common cause of this trouble is trauma.
This could happen long before the onset of swelling and pain. Having forgotten about the incident, the patient may not suspect that the injury led to a crack and inflammation. Remember this makes the pain when flexing and swelling of the knee.
Types of knee injuries
- Contusion. At the place where there was a swelling, there will also be a bruise due to hemorrhage. Movements do not cause much pain.
- Crack. If the bone is cracked, then when bending the pain will be sharp and strong. Treatment should be applied immediately.
- Fracture. The pain is very sharp and strong, the swelling is more significant than in the past cases. Of course, you can not do without a traumatologist.
- A break in the meniscus also causes severe and severe pain in the back of the knee. Treatment is performed after surgery.
- Stretching. Pain occurs when the knee is bent and unbent.
First aid for trauma is the application of ice to the place of pain. The extremity should be at rest. The injured person can drink an analgesic and always consult a doctor.
The next cause of the tumor may be joint disease.
Arthritis and arthrosis
Arthritis is a disease associated with inflammation of the joints, or rather, of the joint tissue. This can happen because of heavy loads, or transferred infectious diseases. Pain appears at night or in the morning, may occur after prolonged exposure to cold. Treatment is appointed by the doctor after the examination. It is aimed at relieving inflammation and swelling.
Osteoarthritis destroys the joint. The knee can ache after a long time without movement.
Inflammatory processes in the periarticular bag also cause swelling and pain. This problem is associated with overloads and other diseases of the musculoskeletal system. In the place of bursitis development, the temperature can rise and redness may appear. Occasionally, a fluid accumulates in the periarthric bag, which can be removed by puncture of the joint. When bending the leg, the pain in the knee is sharp and strong.
After injury, synovitis may develop, which is characterized by the accumulation of fluid in the joint membrane. All the signs are similar to bursitis, but in more severe manifestations. All fluid can be removed by puncture.
Rarely are there such diseases as meniscopathy, dysplasia in the thigh, leading to an unstable patellar condition, chondromatosis, Becker cyst, Plyk syndrome, periarthritis of tendons, König disease, Osgood-Schlatter and Goff.
The relationship of the
processes All of the above diseases can be dependent on each other. Inflammation in the joint can lead to destructive processes. Injuries can cause inflammation. It is very difficult to determine what became the primary source of the disease.
Symptoms of diseases in the knee
The aching knee that has swollen may have a number of other symptoms:
- fever in place of pain and whole body;
- difficulty in limb movement;
- pain when pressing.
Pain can also be different. Aching, cutting, pulling, sharp. It can appear during the movement, after training, at night, in the morning and at rest. Whether there were such symptoms, it will be necessary to remember before visiting the doctor.
To prevent problems with knees, it is recommended to monitor your weight. Extra pounds immediately affect the work of the entire musculoskeletal system, especially on the lower limbs. They carry the maximum load.
Every day you need to perform a minimal set of physical exercises. Without training, you can not perform complex exercises and are associated with heavy loads.
A healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition, as always, are the best ways to protect yourself from health problems. In case of pain, it is recommended that you urgently consult a doctor who can prescribe treatment and prevent the emergence of complex illnesses.
Support for knee swelling
The measures described below are aimed at removing swelling from the knee and pain that occur when the knee is bent and unbent. This is not a cure, and you can apply it knowing exactly why the knee is swollen. But such funds can bring considerable relief.
If the knee is swollen due to an injury, and this is due to a bruise, then you can prepare the following mixture. Stir the salt, soda and honey in amounts of 1 teaspoonful. Add in the resulting mixture of 5-7 drops of iodine. Again stir everything up. This remedy must be applied to the knee heated by the compressor. Hold the mixture for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Usually after 5 sessions the tumor descends.
When a tumor from arthritis needs a mixture with painkiller and anti-inflammatory effect. Prepare it as follows. A piece of camphor is laid in a dark container, ¼ of a piece of sugar, 160 ml of turpentine, 160 ml of vegetable oil and the same amount of vodka are poured. All the ingredients are shaken in a bottle. The resulting emulsion is rubbed into the knee at night and tied with a woolen shawl or scarf.
Also in arthritis use the following floral composition. In the jar, the flowers of lilac, celandine, wormwood are stacked in an equal quantity. The pot is poured into the top of the vodka. The tincture should stand for a month in a warm place. Apply this tincture, stirring with vegetable oil in an amount of 50% by 50%.To rub it is necessary 3 times a day. After rubbing the place to warm, wrapped in a warm scarf or handkerchief. Apply not more than a week.
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Very often athletes have their knees injured, this problem also did not bypass me, they did an operation on the meniscus. Do not repeat my mistakes, do sports in a specially designed for this shoe.
Very often athletes get injured by their knees, this problem has not been bypassed me, I've been operated on by the meniscus. Do not repeat my mistakes, do sports in a specially designed for this shoe.
If the knee is swollen and sore, the center is "Osteopath"
Suddenly, pain and swelling in the knee can deliver a full set of troubles to the person due to the inability to fully move. After all, if the knee is swollen, then it is already difficult to walk an extra hundred meters along an even surface, not to mention the need to climb up the stairs or get up from the sofa.
What if the pain and swelling in the knee disturb you in earnest? Firstly, without an accurate diagnosis of the causes of your illness, adequate treatment should not be prescribed. Secondly, and this is perhaps the most important in our conditions of the availability of any medication - categorically it is not necessary to take the pill haphazardly and without the appointment of a doctor.
Reasons for knee swelling and pain
The most common causes of edema are arthrosis and all kinds of injuries. If the pain has appeared suddenly after physical exertion, and the knee joint has increased and swelling - most likely you have a ligament or a meniscus. If you can not recall any external effects on the joint, it is likely to suggest an exacerbation of knee arthrosis( more in our article "Arthrosis of the knee joint" ) or acute arthritis .Here is a list of possible causes of swelling and pain in the knee area:
- Injury of ligaments, meniscus or joint capsule.
- Hemarthrosis of the joint as a result of a bruise.
- Acute arthritis of all possible forms( infectious, reactive, etc.).
- Osteoarthritis of the knee joint in the phase of exacerbation.
- Rupture of Baker's cyst, etc.
Knee pain can not be ignored
Whatever diagnosis is confirmed after the examination, none of the listed options is absolutely safe for the joint. Symptoms such as pain and edema of the knee do not pass without leaving a trace, leaving their mark on the physical capabilities of man, including his mobility. Untreated knee edema can lead to chronic pain, stiffness, restriction of flexion and extension, which ultimately lead to inability to walk fully. Therefore, it is important in time to accurately diagnose and begin treatment by contacting a qualified doctor.
Advantages and disadvantages of drug treatment
When swelling the knee, standard methods of therapy are pumping out fluid( puncture of the joint), the introduction of anti-inflammatory and hormonal drugs into it, and then a long-term intake of NSAIDs( non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).Many people, afraid of injections, are limited to buying the first drug they received in the pharmacy on the sole basis that it was taken by a relative or advised by a pharmacist. Thus, in addition to the mass of side effects, they receive an untreated joint, which soon begins to ache even more, and a spoiled stomach or liver. Regularly we have to see such grief-patients in the most neglected stage of the disease, when even osteopathy can not return to them full mobility in the knee joint.
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The knee joint is one of the key in our body, it provides stability of the body in space, damages impacts, protecting our spine. Therefore, any pathology of the knee is very closely and deeply associated with biomechanical disorders of the whole body - from the foot to the upper cervical spine. Only a doctor osteopath is able to understand the underlying causes of such diseases as arthrosis, arthritis and prevent the consequences of injuries.
Do not pull with inspection
We do not do punctures and pricks in the joint, we do not perform orthopedic operations. If a patient comes to us, to whom the operation is shown without any doubt, we send him to a hospital. But at the same time, we try our best to prevent such an outcome and the need for prompt treatment, since any intervention in the body leaves an indelible mark on it.
Therefore - do not pull with an examination of the osteopath, do not treat yourself, do not yield to persuasion to cure everything and just one injection. Our body is wiser than tablets and hormonal drugs, help it to become healthy, without waiting for complications.
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Knee swelling and pain, arthrosis, ointments do not help, how to cure the joint?
you know.it was my mother's.and she too was treated with all sorts of advice from aunts and grandmothers.but as a doctor I did not listen.so healed.and when they made a puncture of the joint, there was a lot of it there and with an admixture of pus.so that's my own. Treated very long.there were severe pains.in hospital lay.nothing helped.wanted to narcotic analgesics plant. Mom suffered this infernal pain so as not to prmedol or omnopon. I then agreed to this, if only my mother could not tolerate these sufferings. She was so weak she was.in a current of half a year she on legs or foots all таки has risen.she was diagnosed with fever. This is a combination of arthritis, conjunctivitis and chlamydial infection.so that jogging to the doctor
can be manual. Can it be dislocated? ??
hospital and doctors work wonders
Tablets "Diclofenac" - 1 pc.1 time per day, 5-7 days
Prepparat Alflutop, vitamins Milgamma
externally DIMEXIDE DIVERGED.The pharmacy sells a concentrate of dimexide, it must be diluted( 1 part dimexide for 2-10 parts water, maximum is allowed 50% solution, i.e., 1: 1), they moisten the tissue, which is applied to the affected area, covered with polyethylene, and on topsomething warm( scarf).for 20 to 30 minutes once a day for 10 to 15 days. Particularly strong effect, if you spread the joint with a voltarene or butadione and put a dimexide compress on it. WITH THE LOVE - REMOVE.
inside ortophene for a tablet 2-3 times a day after a meal 5 days IF THE STOMACH IS HEALTHY.If the patient - replace with movalis, nimesil or celecoxib( tselebreks) 2 times a day.
Exposure of cold or heat to the joint can reduce pain. It is difficult to predict what will be more effective in your case, so you have to try both ways and choose the one that helps you.
When the pain decreases, it is necessary:
- do not wear weights, avoid overloads( long standing and walking, especially over uneven terrain or stairs, running, jumping, fitness, hard physical work)
- use the walking stick for long walking and standing
- wearshoes with a low wide heel with a soft elastic sole
- check on the flatfoot and if it is - use the insoles
- to engage in exercise therapy( not simple, namely, therapeutic!) Also useful are swimming and gin water)
- for light exacerbations, take massage and physiotherapy courses - you can master the massage technique yourself and buy a device for home physiotherapy, there are many, it is better to choose with magneto- and laser therapy
It is also useful sanatorium treatment where there are radon and hydrogen sulphidesources, mud therapy, swimming in the sea and procedures with sea water.
When excess body weight is recommended, swimming and limiting fatty, sweet, floury.
For any arthrosis, drugs that normalize the metabolism in cartilaginous joints are needed - chondroprotectors Arthra, Dona, Structum, Teraflex, Chondrazamine, Chondroitin, Glucosamine. Do not confuse them with dietary supplements. The basis of these chondroprotectors are chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate. These are natural substances, they are contained in food and are integral components of articular cartilage, so if they are deficient, the damaged cartilage is not restored.
Chondrosamine is a domestic analogue of the best Teraflex preparation, only 2 times cheaper, for a course of 3-4 packs - 2 capsules 2-3 times a day, the course - 3 months, then 1 month break, and repeat the course.
Complete treatment with chondroprotectors begins AFTER RINKING OF INFLAMMATION - when the pain has decreased. Treatment with chondroprotectors for oral administration should be long: the action usually begins after 3 months, and a steady effect - at least after 6 months. These drugs are specifically designed for long-term use and are usually well tolerated.
Do sit-ups on a chair or half-squat at a slow pace. Repeat 10-15 times. Full squats are harmful!
Rotation of the shin by weight. Raise one leg at an angle of 90 degrees, bending it in the knee, and perform rotational movements with the shin from the knee clockwise and counterclockwise. In this case, it is necessary to keep the position of the thigh of this leg immovable. Repeat 10-15 times with each foot.
Sit dangling legs and chattering with your feet.
The volume of movements should be increased gradually. If the exercise is worse - do not!
Memo for a patient with osteoarthritis who does not want to be fooled
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Other responders, except Inuski, are confused - what they advise, suitable only for the spine.
Continue to use the medications prescribed by your doctor or take a survey from another specialist.
You can use another tincture on herbs ARTROVIT, it's just for the joints, arthrosis,
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you have already been advised And, that is characteristic, not seeing your joint. Take the time, go to the doctor. Though the diagnosis will be. ..
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