Reasons for its appearance are different. They vary from injuries to underlying diseases. Generally water on the knee is explained as excess fluid accumulation in, or around knee joint.
Water on the knee ofter appears after sport trauma. Many athletes suffer from it as a consequence of broken bones, torn meniscus or ligament etc. In other cases, water on the knee may be indication of serious underlying problems such as infection, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, cysts or even tumors.
Typical symptoms for one who has water on the knee include:
Pain – which varies from moderate to strong or so unbearable, that some people are unable to move their leg.
Swelling – which is obvious after comparison between the two legs.
Stiffness – which makes the sufferer unable to bend or straighten the knee as usual.
Water on the knee is a problem that needs serious care. Visitation to specialist is strongly recommended. Proper medical treatment may begin only after the reason for the condition is clear. So if you have any doubts, don’t lose precious time and go to see your doctor.