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My right knee is terribly swollen. There is no pain. I'm 67

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My right knee is terribly swollen. There is no pain. I'm 67 and have OA. What should I do about the swelling?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 6 months ago.
Thanks for your question.You need to apply ice around the knee several times a day to decrease the swelling.You also need to tie an ace bandage around the knee to give compression.Try to avoid excessive physical activity as that can aggravate the knee swelling.Cortisone shot can be repeated if these measures do not decrease the knee swelling.

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