Case study ( 3666 views as of August 21, 2017 )
Agnes is a 52-year-old woman develops medial-sided knee pain while kneeling during her usual gardening activity on weekends. The knee pain is progressively becoming worse with her gardening activities and has now affected some of her other activities such as hiking and going up and down stairs. She notes a sense of stiffness on occasion and some pain along the medial joint line. She describes pain at night while in bed, which is worse if she sleeps with her knees together touching.
Agnes could benefit her condition by seeing a physiotherapist to help her with improved joint mobility. A bracing specialist could help her with bracing options to keep her mobile and active. Pilates and massage could also help with her range of motion, swelling and pain. Getting an MRI on her knee could help her physician provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for Agnes' knee pain. Lastly, consultation with an Orthopedic Surgeon and a Rheumatologist for further advice and testing on her condition may also help Agnes resolve this issue and continue her usual hobbies and activities.Author: Dr. Jordan Leith