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    Why is my knee swollen?

    Last wednesday, I noticed a slight pain in my right knee. It was not much, and it went away for hte most part. The next day I went rock climbing, and that made it feel a lot better actually. It was completely gone for the next few days...until Sunday. Now, it's sometimes hard to walk. And I noticed my right knee is visually much larger than my left, not to mention I can feel the inflamed tissue. Well I can't figure out why this is. I've not done any sort of physical activity outside of thursdays rock climb, and it started before that. It just seems to have come from nowhere.
    My hip and ankle joints feel normal. I'm putting ice on this now. Does anybody know what this could be? And why it came to exist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2 View Post
    Does anybody know what this could be?
    Cirrhosis of the liver.
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    And why it came to exist?
    More than likely the work of aliens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    Cirrhosis of the liver.

    More than likely the work of aliens.
    That would have been an anal probe... which could cause knee swelling.

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    i'll hit your big toe with a hammer....you'll forget about your knee.

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    I've had this happen. Usually a built up reaction to some problem, like your kneecap not tracking evenly or something. RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), and see a good doctor/physio person. These sorts of things can seem minor or temporary but you could have some subtle problem working away there that could cause this to happen.
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    If it doesn't go down, have it looked at.

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    New shoes?
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    I think it is a result of running the Honda with the O2 sensor disconnected a few weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I think it is a result of running the Honda with the O2 sensor disconnected a few weeks ago.
    Yes. It's reminding you to replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    New shoes?
    The gnomes and elves that make the shoes are probably attacking your knee at night. I'd advise setting a bunch of mouse traps in your bed so they can't get to your knee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    The gnomes and elves that make the shoes are probably attacking your knee at night. I'd advise setting a bunch of mouse traps in your bed so they can't get to your knee.
    Believe it or not, mine was a serious question.
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    Go see a doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Believe it or not, mine was a serious question.
    That'll learn ya
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    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I've had this happen. Usually a built up reaction to some problem, like your kneecap not tracking evenly or something. RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), and see a good doctor/physio person. These sorts of things can seem minor or temporary but you could have some subtle problem working away there that could cause this to happen.
    That is very true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Believe it or not, mine was a serious question.
    I beleive you...I was just truly bored senseless at that time. I would go see a doc. if I was the OP.
    When I was in 5th grade, I woke up on morning and could not bend my right leg to get out of bed. It hurt like all hell and the knee was about twice the size of my left knee. Went to the Dr. to find out what was up...turned out to be something called synovitis (infection of the synovial fluid membrane) in the knee. Had to wear a pressure cast for 4 months after that.
    So yeah...Go to the dr. to see what's up.

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    Well it's swelling more. THe difference between knees is amazing. It looks like I am wearing football gear under my jeans. I called and they won't get me in to see our doctor until Friday @ 8:30
    Our doctor is a close family friend and used to be our neighbor, he now lives down one block. I am trying to get a hold of him, but he's been coming home late.

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    Emergency room dood.

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    Oh, and I've not switched shoes recently, but that's a good thought though. My mom had her ankle swelling up seriously when she got new shoes once.
    I don't think this is an emergency room thing. Isn't that for heart attacks or some other threatening thing?
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    And knees the size of footballs.

    Heart attacks get the ambulance ride.

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    I don't know if I'd say Football quite yet. More like 8 pound bowling ball right now. I've passed candle pin bowling
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    Well let's see. Knee swollen & painful + Doctor unavailable untill Friday = Trip to emergency room. Not that I'm tellin you what to do, just sayin.

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