Causes Of Knee Pain During Activity Or When The Leg Is Moved?
best wishes doctor,
Hello, good morning AntAM.
Pain in the knee, especially during activity or when the leg is moved can be caused by several possibilities:
cartilage injury, especially if you previously had a history of falls, doing very strenuous physical activity, and so on osteoarthritis (OA), which is a joint disease caused by damaged cartilage that protects the joints. OA generally occurs in patients who are overweight or have a history of injury to the knee. osgood-schlatter disease, which is a bony lump located under the knee cap tendinitis, which is inflammation of the tendon tissue (the tissue that connects the muscles to the bones) etc.
Given the many possible diseases that can cause complaints similar to what you are experiencing, it is recommended that you check your complaint with your doctor. The doctor will do questions and answers about your complaints and medical history, perform a physical examination, and if necessary will suggest additional examinations such as X-rays or MRI. After the diagnosis is established, treatment can be determined.
In general, cartilage damage in the knee is treated with chondroplasty & debridement techniques (a minimally invasive procedure to form cartilage with special tools to minimize joint damage), or in more severe conditions a cartilage transplant can be performed. As for your chances of exercising again, it depends on the condition and severity of your knee disease.
While waiting for the schedule to see the doctor, rest your knees and limit your activities.
That's all, hope it helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa