What other symptoms might occur with a knee lump?

Knee lump may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition.

Localized symptoms that may occur along with a knee lump

Knee lump may accompany other symptoms affecting the area of the knee or leg including:

  • Bleeding or bruising
  • Deformity of the joint
  • Instability of the joint
  • Limited ability, or inability, to move the knee or leg
  • Muscle weakness or spasm
  • Pain, whether at rest or during specific movements, that may be described as dull, sharp, burning, stabbing or aching
  • Redness and warmth of the skin

Other symptoms that may occur along with a knee lump

A knee lump may accompany symptoms that are not localized to the involved area including:

  • Fever
  • Lumps or swelling elsewhere in the body
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain or swelling in other joints located elsewhere on the body

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, a knee lump can signal a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care if you, or someone you are with, have any of these serious symptoms including:

  • Coldness of the feet, with weak or absent pulses
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Loss of sensation in the lower leg
  • Obvious breakage or deformity of the bones
  • Paralysis
  • Severe bleeding
  • Uncontrollable pain

What is a knee lump?

A knee lump can represent a joint deformity due to a chronic inflammatory condition such as arthritis or a deformity that arises following any kind of injury to the joint. Knee lumps can be caused by a number of other conditions as well, including infections or tumors of the bone or soft tissues. Depending on the cause,... Read more about knee lumpintroduction


What causes a knee lump?

A knee lump can result from trauma, chronic inflammation, infection, bleeding, or tumors.

Inflammatory causes of a knee lump

A knee lump can be caused by inflammatory diseases that may also affect multiple joints within the body including:

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Sep 6, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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