Knee inflammation describes any inflammatory process occurring in the knee. It may be caused by an injury or by a degenerative disease. Pain and swelling are the main symptoms. Proper rest is advised and medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs can relieve the pain. In severe cases, surgery may become necessary.
Knee inflammation describes any process of inflammation occurring in the knee. It results from all kinds of tissue damage around the knee. The condition can be acute or chronic and results in pain, swelling and loss of normal function.
Knee inflammation is an inflammation that results from any tissue damage in the knee. It can be either acute or chronic. This inflammation often affects tissues such as cartilage, ligaments and bone structures inside the knee. There are many conditions that may cause this kind of inflammation, for example, 1) an injury to the knee, 2) diseases that can irritate bones or cartilage such as osteomyelitis, bacterial infection, gout and arthritis, or 3) degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis. A knee inflammation causes an excessive accumulation of fluid in the joint that is responsible for pain and swelling. Fluid accumulation under the patella is the best indication for this problem. Additionally, people will have some limitation of movement due to their pain. With knee inflammation, people may experience symptoms such as 1) knee pain, 2) swelling, tenderness and redness 3) fever, 4) weakness, 5) difficulty in walking, 6) deformity of the knee.
The treatment of a knee inflammation depends on its cause. It is important to determine the cause in order to define the right treatment. Sometimes an examination of the synovial fluid is necessary to get the right diagnosis. The treatment will include medication, physical therapy and rarely surgery. Additionally, proper rest can accelerate the healing process and reduce the risks of further damage to the knee. In the case of acute knee inflammation, ice packing can help to reduce pain and swelling. Medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers are often used to relieve the inflammation and pain. Sometimes antibiotics can be used to cure or prevent infection. Physical therapy can help to regain the functionality and to reduce pain. For some people with severe damage to their knee, surgery such as a total knee replacement will become necessary.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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