Proper Handling Of Knee Pain That Makes It Difficult To Sit Bent?

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Hello, I am 53 yr tall and weigh 170cm / 86 kg (rarely even hardly ever exercise except walking if you want to go to the office) sdh +/- 1 year old right thumb hurts when folded during atahiyat during prayer, then +/- 2 weeks before leaving Umroh (date 5/11/2018) left knee knee pain, still can sit between prostration but can not sit atahiyat because of pain, when in Madinnah (not Umrah) when walking and stopped suddenly my knee like there is a broken / muscle shifted / veined? and there was a sound of “kret” or “krek” (but I’m sure it wasn’t because of a crack or a broken bone) from there I couldn’t sit at all folding my knees or crossing my legs, so that I had to use a chair when I bowed down and sat down. After Umrah I was confused which doctor to go to? then I went to the bone hospital “H”, the doctor’s information “the joint pads are thin, the legs are not strong enough to support the weight of the body must be lowered” given medicine is quite expensive, the pain is somewhat reduced but after the drug runs out the knee still aches and still hurts when folded, is the treatment really long? is there a medication recommendation or what to do? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Rachmat, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

The condition you are experiencing is based on information from the doctor you visit called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the joints, usually occurring in large joints such as the knee, hip and spinal joints. Some factors that increase a person's risk of osteoarthritis include:

older age obesity / overweight history of injuries to certain joints that cause repetitive stress on the joints (eg heavy lifting work) deformities / deformities especially in the bones and joints of the female genital sex This disease is a degenerative disease, meaning that the disease will worsen with time goes on and the damage that occurs is most likely irreversible (irreparable). Therefore treatment is only intended to overcome the symptoms of pain that appears (by administering pain medications), and to make modifications to existing risk factors, for example if you are overweight, you are expected to lose your weight. Modification of risk factors can slow the progression or worsening of the disease that occurs. In addition to administering pain medications and modifying risk factors, you can also be advised to consult with a physiotherapist and do some type of exercise. Sports that can help strengthen the muscles around the knee and help reduce the symptoms of osteoporosis include tai chi and yoga. If indeed the pain can not be resolved too, the doctor can also suggest to do the injection / administration of drugs that are injected directly into the joint, or if indeed the damage is very severe, the doctor can also recommend doing joint replacement surgery. You can consult with a doctor of disease in the rheumatology department or can also consult with an orthopedic doctor.

For now, you can take advice from your doctor to make weight loss. Start doing light exercise such as walking or swimming, you can also do tai chi or yoga. Knee can indeed be painful when doing sports, but exercise is still recommended to do. If pain occurs, you can take drugs such as paracetamol to help relieve pain.

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