Cramps arise when there is a disruption in the natural flow of energy, blood, and fluid circulation. This can be caused by a variety of factors. Lifestyle, work and recreational habits, and inherited genes are all important things to consider. I suggest you consult with your primary physician to rule out calcification or salt built up in the joints.
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What can cause cramps in my fingers?
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What is a sports injury?
Aaron Nelson , NASM Elite Trainer, Sports Medicine, answeredA sports injury is any injury that occurs in the participation of a sporting activity. Whether on a field, court, track, rink, cross country or in a ring, an injury can occur and be classified as a sport injury. The injury can be acute(injury happens immediately through contact or stress/strain) or chronic(injury happens over time through repetition).
What should I expect during a knee examination?
Scott Martin, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredDuring knee examination, your doctor looks for discoloration and swelling and assesses how your knees function. While you are in various positions—sitting with knees dangling, lying on your back, or lying on your stomach with knees flexed behind you—the doctor moves your legs to assess each knee's range of motion, muscle strength, abnormal movements within the joint, and telltale pain or sounds that occur with various maneuvers. Even if only one knee hurts, the doctor examines both for comparison. If the knee is too swollen to evaluate thoroughly, your doctor may schedule a follow-up appointment.
Your doctor may want to assess the relationship of your knees to your hips by measuring your Q-angle (angle formed by the line of the femur and the line extending from the ankle through the kneecap). The Q-angle is typically from 0 to 16 degrees, with men usually at the lower end. An abnormally high Q-angle places you at greater risk of patellofemoral pain syndrome and certain injuries, such as tears of the anterior cruciate ligament. The doctor also evaluates nerve function and circulation in your legs, watches you walk, and follows up on any symptoms of general illness. He or she may schedule further tests at this point.
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