A visit to a doctor is necessary when swelling of the knee is significant and accompanied by a high level of discomfort, or when there is redness, fever, warmth or tenderness near the joint, notes Mayo Clinic. If increas... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The most common causes of swollen knees are injuries, including broken bones and torn ligaments, according to Mayo Clinic. Injuries damage the knees, leading to accumulation of too much fluid in or around the knee joint.... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Swelling, stiffening and burning pain in the big toe can be symptoms of gout, a type of arthritis affecting joints and surrounding tissue, according to WebMD. Gout reoccurs until treated using a prescription medication, ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms
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