The Knee Cannot Be Bent In The 71-year-old?

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Excuse me, my father had prayed for several years in a sitting position. And when getting up from sitting sitting on the floor is very difficult. Because the joints in the knee cannot be bent perfectly 180 degrees. Can only be up to 90 degrees. If forced, it hurts. Is this normal considering my father is old, and what treatment and treatment should be done for this problem? Thank you 😊🙏

1 Answer:

Hello Uci,

Thank you for the question.

Pain to the difficulty in bending the knee in the elderly is most often caused by arthritis (arthritis). Triggers of this condition can be many, for example rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune disorders that attack the membranes and joint fluid), osteoarthritis (degenerative disease that destroys bones and joints), septic arthritis (blood infection that spreads to the joints), psoriatic arthritis (chronic inflammation of the skin due to interference with the disorder) autoimmune), even gouty arthritis (high uric acid which deposits in the joints). In addition to pain, arthritis sufferers will often also find their joints feel stiff, swollen, reddish, and warm when touched. Various joints can be affected by this condition, but the most common are the knee and ankle joints, given its position which is often used as a support in supporting body weight.

Not just arthritis, complaints that your father experienced in his knee may also occur due to other triggers, such as infections (such as cellulitis, chikungunya), benign or malignant tumors (such as cysts, sarcomas), nerve disorders (such as a stroke, nerve nerve, multiple sclerosis ), psychological disorders, malnutrition, vascular disorders, metabolic disorders, and so on.

Try to accompany your father to check the condition directly to the doctor or neurologist. With physical examination, x-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, joint fluid examination, blood tests, or other supporting examinations, often doctors are able to establish the right diagnosis, as well as determine the best management.

In the meantime, to reduce complaints, you can help do:

Let your father rest, don't walk too much, run, go up and down stairs, and lift heavy things
Compress with ice cubes or warm water on your father's sore knee
Also apply a pain reliever cream on his knee
Do not carelessly massage or ring your father's knee
Accompany your father to be diligent in exercising, choose the type of exercise that does not overload the knee, for example swimming, yoga, cycling
Remind him to keep eating patterns to avoid obesity
Appeal him not to smoke and not to take drugs carelessly
Provide a chair to facilitate prayer

Hope this helps ...

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