This year, I have had a recurring problem with intensive swelling in my left knee. Today is the 4th or 5th time this has happened, with no apparent cause. The only thing I can think of which may have triggered this is my most recent rock climbing episode, 3 days before the swelling began. I just went to the hospital to get an X-ray, and am told there is nothing structurally wrong with the bone, nor does the doctor believe there to be any cartilage damage. The X-rays are yet to be examined by a specialist, which happens tomorrow. What I want to know is why this keeps coming back, this time being more pernicious than the previous occurrences. I was told to see an orthopedist if this does not rectify itself in a few more days.
Does anybody here with medical and/or a similar experience as myself have any insight to offer? Why does this occur? What triggers these episodes in the first place?