Any amount of swelling in the knee may be a sign of synovitis. After an injury to the knee, it may begin to swell and is likely to be bleeding internally. This bleeding causes edema in the knee and may coincide with other knee synovitis symptoms. You may be suffering from a knee synovitis diagnosis if you are experiencing any of the following:
● Swollen joints for hours or days
● Joints that turn red or pink
● Knees that feeling hot or warm to the touch
● Significant joint pain.
● A knee or knees that are very stiff and make moving at all quite difficult
● A feeling of instability in the knee jointIf You Are Experiencing Symptoms, Schedule an Appointment Dr. Burke Orthopedics Immediately.
The main way to prevent knee synovitis symptoms is to protect your knees from injury. However, in the case of an autoimmune condition that causes frequent swelling of the knee, injury prevention will only do so much. But, paying attention to the health of your knees and minding injury prevention techniques will still go a long way in decreasing pain and other symptoms. Even with the most preparation and caution, injuries happen. In case of an injury causing knee synovitis or internal bleeding in the joint, take care of your knee before the pain and condition turns chronic. Patients can help prevent a chronic knee synovitis diagnosis with:
● Stretching the knee every day, maintain flexibility of the surrounding structures
● Exercising the knee and building muscle tissue, aerobic exercise in particular will help to get the blood moving and flush out excess fluid
● Strength training will improve the strength of not only the surrounding muscles of the knee, but also the surrounding soft tissues
● Seeking prompt medical attention as soon as you suspect a bleed in the joint, whether it be from injury or a compromised immune system
● Losing weight so as to decrease pressure on the knees