Activity restriction is the voluntary restriction of physical activity limited to certain parts of the body affected or the whole body as a part of the therapy in muscle, spine, bone, and nerve conditions for pain alleviation and faster recovery. They are also advised in pregnant women. Some orthopedic and neurologic conditions can cause restricted activity and range of motion, in which regard it is a pathology.
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Is there a way to treat Osgood-Schlatter disease in both my knees?
Query: Hi doctor, I have Osgood-Schlatter in both knees and have had it for three years now. Should it be healed by now? Is there anything you can do to fix it by surgery? My knee is not stable and giving way. I have been to more than 20 physio appointments for my knees to strengthen the muscles around, bu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Osgood-Schlatter is a problem of the apophysis of the tibia where the patellar tendon attaches. It is a painful condition and is treated with local therapy and activity reduction till the patient stops growing. Usually, the pain settles down at that stage, but the bump... Read Full »
Can you carry on exercising with knee pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My height is 5'5" and weight is 58 kg. I am a cyclist and, to a lesser extent, a runner. For the past one week, I have been getting pain in the back of my left knee. It hurts when I walk and not just doing sport. It is the movement of pushing off from the groun... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears that you may have anterior knee pain which sometimes presents as pain at the back of the knee. The second possibility is that you have over done your exercise and hamstrings are sore and the lower end of the knee cap is inflamed. Eith... Read Full »
My daughter has osteochondral defect in left ankle. What are the precautions to be taken?
Query: Hi doctor, My seven-year-old daughter has developed some pain and tenderness in the left ankle before twenty days back. She avoided doing weight-bearing on that side due to pain. She does not have a history of trauma and significant medical history. She has mild eczema and it has improved over a pe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your daughter's MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is an osteochondral defect in the medial talar dome. These are uncommon lesions seen on MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) due to ankle sprain. This is an early lesion a... Read Full »