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I have swelling and discomfort in my knee since August 2015.

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I have swelling and discomfort in my knee since August 2015. Xray knee OK. MRI indicates a minor torn meniscus. Physical therapy and ice has helped but not relieved the swelling and discomfort. Is this something a Rheumatologists can treat? My former Rheumatologists that I saw for "false gout" is no longer practicing. Please advise.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Minor torn meniscus should not cause that much problem.

You likely have pseudogout.

This can be confirmed by examining the joint fluid under microscope.

The fluid can be aspirated out and steroid can be instilled in the joint to relieve pain and swelling.

You should see a rheumatologist.
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