Excess fluid around the joint of the knee occurs when the knee experiences trauma, when the individual did not allow the knee to heal from an injury before using it, or as a symptom of another condition, according to May... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Water on the knee does not always need to be removed. It takes time and treatment to reduce the pain and swelling. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

It is not generally painful to remove water from or aspirate the knee because a doctor gives the patient a local anesthetic such as lidocaine to deaden the nerves when inserting the needle, explains Dr. Thomas Zuber for ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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The most effective treatment for fluid in the knee joint is taking prescribed medicines or having a surgical procedure done if necessary, according to Mayo Clinic. Treatments for fluid in the knee joint vary depending on... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

To treat excessive fluid on the knee, which is swelling of the knee, doctors prescribe medication, and in some cases, surgery, according to Mayo Clinic. Resting, ice and over-the-counter pain relievers may help ease the ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Treatment for fluid on the knee depends on the cause and severity of the condition, says Mayo Clinic. If the cause is a minor injury, it may heal on its own or respond well to over-the-counter medications such as ibuprof... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Appropriate treatment for fluid in the knee depends on factors such as the cause of the condition, its severity and the patient's medical history, according to Mayo Clinic. A swollen knee can result from injury, trauma o... More » Health Conditions & Diseases