I have knee pain. Have had xray and mri. nothing shows but effusion. I have severe pain the first one to six or so steps I take and then moderate pain and stiffness. Much swelling. I'm continuously using heat for relief.
Age: 68; Female, Arkansas
Can you quote the MRI report ?
They told me it show nothing much except effusion
Did you twist your knee / have a fall ?
Are you overweight ?
When did you first notice this swelling ?
Dis it swell up gradually or appear suddenly all of a sudden ?
gradually became worse, it began about 2 months ago
Are both your knees swollen ?
Do you have an ankle swelling as well ?
no just left knee , no ankle swelling but I take atacand htzc
A swelling of one knee only goes more in favor of a Traumatic Effusion, and less likely being an Osteoarthritis causing this effusion.
You might have had a soft tissue injury when you first had this effusion and it has progressed further.
Please ask for a copy of your MRI report / show your images to an Orthopedician, a trauma to soft tissues needs to be looked for.
You need to rest with your knee elevated by placing a pillow under you ankle. Wearing a knee brace will offer support and prevent further trauma.
Apply Ice packs intermittently, that will help reduce the swelling and pain.
Taking OTC pain medicines like Tylenol will help you have pain.
Please see an Orthopedician with a copy of your MRI report or your MRI images, that should help.
Physician,Neuro and Vascular Interventional Radiologist