What Do Knee Tightness And Difficulty In Bending It Indicate?
This is due to swelling and early Osteoarthritis knee.
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon
I have gone through the details as mentioned by you and in my opinion this is due to early osteoarthritis in the knee joint with swelling on the knee joint. It may be a very small swelling not visible clearly. Excessive walking may cause more difficulty in early stage but normal walking does no harm.
I suggest x ray of both the knees( for comparison ) Pain killers like acetaminophen(since you cannot take NSAIDS In view of ulcer), local heat therapy and continuation of XXXXXXX Freeze tropical ointment. I would add regular quadriceps exercises( to be taught by a physiotherapist).
Since your is early stage clinically , I do expect full recovery in 3-4 weeks. After this time continue the exercises regularly.
I do hope to have been of help. Please feel free to ask any other question.
yes you can play if dont walk for long.
Yes in my opinion you can play golf as long as you don't have to walk long distances and you can ride. There is no need to abstain from playing.