Hi and thanks for the query,
the knee is one of the most complex and precious joints in the body. It is therefore compelling to get an appropriate diagnosis and manage appropriately and in a timely manner knee related pain.
It is important for X rays and an MRI
of the knees to be done at this stage. This shall give an idea of the possible lesion implicated, from bone, cartilage
, ligament or mesciscus lesion and orient diagnosis. This coupled with the clinical examination of an orthopedic surgeon could be helpful real time.
It is not rare to see that an inflammatory or rheumatologic disease could also present as such. Testing for the degree of inflammation in the body captured through the erythrocyte sedimention rate (ESR
), Serum uric acid to rule out gout
, rheumatoid factor
and ruling out ostheoarthritis could be most useful.
I strongly suggest you book an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Thanks and kind regards.
Bain LE, MD.