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swelling in knee

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  • Posted By: ladiwolf44
  • August 8, 2007
  • 06:00 PM

I was injured 4 weeks ago and have had pain and swelling in my knee since. I had my knee drained 5 days ago but it has filled with fuid again. Any ideas on what might be causing this?
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  • Hi, I'm doing research for my boyfriend. He has fluid in his knee, and it's been there for about two months now, and he's losing muscle tone in the leg, and says he thinks it's not from lack of use because he's still going to work fifty hours a week. He took off for a few days, and got him a knee-brace of cloth, one of those blue things that is supposed to help circuluation. The swelling went down to about half of what it was, and then rose back up again to about two thirds of it's worst point and has been the same for about a week and a half.This morning he noticed the dramatic difference in muscle tone and is very worried that the fluid is somehow eating at his leg. I've heard that Ibprofen would help, and also that calcium would be a good idea. So he's been taking a lot of both of those for also two weeks, which seemed to help, but are not fixing it. We have not taken him to get it drained because he doesn't have insurance and we're afraid that we'd pay a fortune just to see it not help.Please contact me if you have any new information about this, he's stressing himself out over it so bad that I'm beginning to worry that it won't go away as well.My e-mail: pitifulbarbie@aol.comHis e-mail: cacklingmuse@aol.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 04:51 PM
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  • I'm not a doctor but I suffered from a bad back as a result of having knee pain. I was told (after the physio looked at the size of the leg muscles) the bad back came from the fact that unconsciously I was standing with all my weight on one leg due to the other leg being injured, this may be the reason why the leg is losing muscle tone.I was sixteen and very active.
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