Due to arthritis
Thanks for posting your query.
From your symptoms it seems that your knee joint has undergone osteoarthritic changes. These are basically age related degenerative changes in the weight bearing joints like knee and is characterized by joint pain and stiffness
. Upon movement the stiffness gradually relieves. Sometimes application of hot pads can make the movement possible.
The treatment options include pain killers, hot fomentation, lubricating agents like glucosamine
sulfate, chondroitin , dycerin, etc and some life style modifications and physiotherapy
Right now you can start taking Tablet Tylenol ( Acetaminophen
) Double Strength after breakfast and after dinner. It is suggested to add calcium supplements
500mg each twice daily. This will take care of your mild symptoms in 3-5 days.
You can start with walking and aerobic fitness exercises, quadriceps strengthening, patellar tapping, lateral heel wedges, etc- under the guidance of your physiotherapist.
A Big No to Stair case, squatting postures, any chair which has a sitting platform lower than your knees.
can also be used for an earlier and prolonged relief.
In severe cases intra articular injections of steroids and hyaluronic acid
may be needed after consultation with your orthopaedician.
I also encourage you to consult an orthopedician for physical examination. A few blood tests, X-rays of the knee, CT / MRI scans of the knee will help us diagnose the condition and help us in choosing the best approach of treatment.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.