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What lab tests can be used to determine what's wrong with my knee?

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For instance, an analysis of fluid taken from your knee can spot an infection, inflammation, or gout. The procedure can also help relieve pain and pressure.

From: Why Does My Knee Still Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Knee Injuries.”

CDC: “QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Reporting Joint Pain or Stiffness.”

Calmbach, W., , September 2003. American Family Physician

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Knee Pain and Problems.”

American Council on Exercise, ProSource: “Muscular Imbalances Increase Your Clients’ Risk for Injury.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Knee Injuries.”

CDC: “QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Reporting Joint Pain or Stiffness.”

Calmbach, W., , September 2003. American Family Physician

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: “Knee Pain and Problems.”

American Council on Exercise, ProSource: “Muscular Imbalances Increase Your Clients’ Risk for Injury.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on September 13, 2019

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