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Causes of Swollen Knee and What to Do



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When the knee is swollen it is advised to rest the affected leg and apply a cold compress in the first 48 hours to reduce swelling. However, if pain and swelling persist for more than 2 days, it is recommended to consult an orthopedist to diagnose the problem and initiate appropriate treatment. In case of a swollen knee, what can be done to treat the problem at home includes: Maintain rest by supporting leg on a higher surface; Apply a cold compress in the first 48 hours to reduce swelling; Apply a warm compress from 48 hours to relieve muscle pain; Take anti-inflammatory and analgesic medicine