Knee Pain When Tensing Leg Muscles?
Excuse me, I have a pain in my left knee. When bending or straightening my legs, there is no pain at all, as well as when I touch and press my left knee. But when my legs are straight and keep trying to stretch my legs like they were warming up before exercise, it hurts a lot. Though I am among those who rarely exercise. Do I have arthritis? Please explain.
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There is a complaint of pain in your left knee when you strain your legs, it may be caused by inflammation of the tendon or ligament area in your knee area. This condition is usually accompanied by complaints of blunt pain in certain movements or positions, depending on the tendon or ligament that is inflamed. If complaints of pain occur when you strain your legs, this inflammation is likely to occur in the lower knee tendon or lower patellar tendon. Frequent collisions and long hanging knee positions while sitting can trigger tension in this knee tendon. And with regard to the possibility of arthritis of your knee, it's unlikely, because arthritis will be accompanied by pain when moving and other signs of inflammation in your joints, but arthritis also still needs to be considered. However, further examination is needed to ensure this.
Some other conditions can also trigger complaints that you feel, such as:
1. a knee bruise
3. knee ligament injury
4. injury to the muscles around the knee
5. cracking or broken bones, especially if a history of trauma is found
You should consult with your doctor or orthopedic doctor for a direct examination and evaluation of this complaint. The doctor will interview the pain process you feel, direct examination of your knee and if needed, a radiological examination can be planned. The results of the examination will be a reference for doctors for the treatment and handling of complaints that you feel.
For now, you should avoid carrying heavy loads or heavy lifting, avoid going up and down stairs often, avoid sudden jerking when running or climbing stairs and you should give a cold compress for the next 2 days and then continue with a warm compress on day 3.
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