They told ne to ice, take an anti-inflamatory and that in time the fluid would dry up. I'm still waiting for that to happen. They said as long as I don't ice and do anything to get the fluid down, it won't go away. I'm in my late 40's. Getting old is something else
Ice????? I can't stand even cold air on my knees, they really start hurting then. When I put my warm hand on my knee, it really helps...the pain goes away. I can't stand the cold. I've never had any fluid build up, nor never looked swollen or red, but I have been diagnosed with Chrondomalacia, which I think is just arthritis in the knee. I have been riding a recumbent bike, a 3 wheeler, I can't balance myself on a 2 wheeler any more. and the biking helps alot I think. The pushing ahead with your knees to pedal, rather than down, is the key. Excercising without the weight on your knees, helps tremendously. I love my recumbent. It's keeping me from getting worse, I think. Funny we all are a bit different, but alot of people sure have knee problems. I take 1500MGs of Glucosamine Sulfate a day and rub MSM w/Glucosamine cream into my knees at night. They have stopped getting worse, in fact I think they are much better. So I must be doing something right. Good luck to you, having pain in your knees is no fun, I know. Good luck.