Still Painful And Swollen In The Front Of The Knee After Seeing An Orthopedic Specialist?
Good evening, I am 23 years old, in October for 2 weeks, my knees ached and swollen on my knees on the sides and front, difficult to walk as long as usual, difficult to stand and sit long, then I took it to an orthopedic specialist after checking it turned out to be the side ligament problematic according to the doctor my ligament is locked. After being treated there, it would be better not to be as painful as it used to be, but it still hurts when I go for a long or long walk, it still hurts if I use old activities and still swollen at the front knee, then a few days ago I returned to orthopedics, then the doctor said he had recovered. But why does it still hurt and swell in the front of the knee?
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Swelling in the knee joint can be determined by comparing it with the knee next to it. Where the swollen knee will appear larger knee and shiny skin. In some cases will be accompanied by changes in skin color and the presence of pain in the swollen part. How about your knee? Does it look different from the knee next to it?
The knee swelling and pain, is a sign of interference with the skin and tissue under the skin, ligament, joints and cartilage. In general, the disorder can be in the form of inflammation due to infection and non-infection, injury and tumors.
To find out what is happening to your knee, you should first check it. In fact, it may be necessary to support investigations such as X-ray of the knee and laboratory tests of blood (such as examination of rheumathoid factors and gout). If you have doubts about what the doctor said before, you should consult with another orthopedic specialist to get a second opinion.
Meanwhile, 4 things you need to do, namely:
1. Rest your aching knee by temporarily limiting the activity until the doctor you see allows activities as usual.
2. In a sore knee, an elastic bandage should be placed.
3. Give an ice pack three times each day for 30 minutes.
4. When lying down, position your knees higher than your chest by supporting them using a pillow.
Thus hopefully useful.