Swollen Knees For 3 Weeks.?
Mlm … 3 weeks ago I fell from the motorcycle, my knee immediately swelled to my calves. But the swelling in my knee has not disappeared yet … I am bb going to physiotherapy … I said there is fluid in my knee … How can cr cure swelling in my legs? Thank you
Hello, good evening.
Swelling in the knee occurs due to excess joint fluid that accumulates around the knee joint (effusion). causes of this condition include:
trauma or injury. Injury to the knee joint can cause ligament tears (ie tissue that connects one bone to the other), tears in the cartilage / cartilage, or even fractures, all of which can cause excess joint fluid accumulation in the knee.
many activities that involve knee motion
certain diseases, such as:
osteoarthritis (damage to joint cartilage due to degeneration)
rheumatoid arthritis (often referred to as rheumatic disease)
joint infections (arthritis)
bursitis (inflammation of the bursa, which is a bag filled with lubricating fluid located around the joint)
Since this complaint has been around for a long time, we recommend that you check with an orthopedic doctor, to find out the cause of the complaint and the treatment that best suits your condition. The doctor will conduct questions and answers about complaints, conduct physical examinations, and if needed the doctor may suggest additional tests, such as X-ray of the knee joint, MRI, or blood tests. While waiting for the check schedule, here are things you can do at home:
limit activity, rest the knee joints that have complaints
compress using ice wrapped in a clean and soft cloth for 15 to 20 minutes, repeated every two to 4 hours
position the foot slightly higher than the height of the heart (chest) when lying down, i.e. by blocking it using a pillow
if there is pain, you can try taking over-the-counter pain relievers, such as paracetamol
That's all, hopefully it helps ..