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which is very swollen compared to the left knee. It hasn't been a real problem other than the swelling, just mild stiffness. I am not overweight and though I've always been very active rushing about and gardening I did take up walking briskly to try and prevent it becoming worse. The pain and stiffness however has been getting worse over the past months and I am woken by the pain almost every night. If I get up and walk about it seems to calm down somewhat and I can then get back to sleep - hopefully. It seems that walking and standing are less of a problem than sitting or lying down.
However I am thinking I should perhaps go back to my GP to find out what the next step is. so far I just use Voltarol gel and take paracetamol.
If I were to have a new knee would the swelling disappear? I assume the pain would? Also does anyone know what the swelling consists of? It seems to me that it is more than just fluid.
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