I was recently confined to bed for a week, never taping my foot or wearing shoes. I again started taping & wearing shoes with custom insoles when able to get up. 2 days after I began my treatments, I got severe pain behind my knees making it painful to walk.Next day both knees were swollen at the kneecap. could this be caused by my return to treatment and will it disappear after a few days?
I agree with DzooBaby that it's concerning that your knee is swollen. However, the pain itself can definitely be from not wearing your custom insole for a week, as when you wear something like that for a length of time, your body, from your feet to your knees and hips and even your spine, all become adjusted to the shift in your body caused by the insoles (which likely shifted your body to where it should be), so not wearing them for a week would cause your body to readjust to not wearing the insoles. I hope that made sense. I'm having a bit of an issue trying to find the right words to explain what I mean, lol. But your joints can definitely hurt from the readjusting of the joints in your body and spine and such from not wearing the insoles for a week, and then going back to wearing them again. Hopefully I was able to properly convey what I'm thinking. As for the swelling, you can try taking an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen or naproxen for a couple of days and see if that helps reduce the swelling and pain in your knees, but if it persists, or if the swelling and pain comes back after using the anti-inflammatories for a couple of days, I would definitely see a doctor about that (I suggest seeing an orthopedic doctor if you can get in to see one and don't need a referral from your PCP to see one). Another thing you can try in the meantime is wrap your knees with an Ace bandage during the day. Wrap them so that it compresses the joint a bit, but not so tight that it cuts off circulation. You still want a little room after they're wrapped. That might help you as well.
Good luck, I hope that it resolves itself on its own.
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