The pain is usually not that bad, and is usually gone within a week or two of starting the treatment.
But if you’re a runner and you’ve got a sore muscle in your knee, you’re more likely to find out that it has a lot more than it seems.
That’s why you need to be careful to avoid a lot of the common problems.
What you should do if you have a sore leg You can try stretching and strengthening your knee joint, or even using a knee brace.
If your knee hurts, or you have swelling or pain in your leg, see your GP.
But what if you don’t have a good reason to suspect it’s a sore joint?
In this article we’ll tell you what to do if your knee is hurting and what to expect from a specialist.
Why is soreness important?
The pain of a sore thigh can be caused by a range of things: A bad fit, such as a tight calf.
A ligament or tendon injury.
A sprained or fractured ankle.
Sometimes a blood clot.
The symptoms of a muscle strain or injury are different, but they all involve an area of the joint where there’s a tear in the muscle, called the tibialis anterior (TA).
If you have an injury in your ankle or a blood vessel blockage, the tibia and fibula can become injured, and they can cause the joint to bend.
If you’ve had a knee operation or a torn ACL, your muscles may be unable to repair the damage, and you may not be able to run or do much in the gym for a long time.
But most of these symptoms will go away over time, and a specialist can use a knee joint examination to rule out a more serious problem.
How to identify a sore ankle joint If you think you might have a painful joint, the first thing you need is to make sure it’s not too big or too small.
A big joint means there’s damage to a tendon or ligament that’s deep in the joint.
This can cause pain when it comes in contact with the outside of the leg, which can be painful.
A small joint means you’ve damaged the muscle that supports the taut muscle in the ankle joint.
It can be more difficult to feel this, but there’s usually swelling or inflammation in the area, which may make it harder to see.
You may also have a “mishap” in the pain, where the muscle you’re looking at is actually the most sensitive part of the muscle and not the joint itself.
In this case, it’s easier to just assume the joint is too big.
If it’s small, your doctor might ask you to wear a shoe, walk on a ball or use a walking boot.
You can also see a knee specialist to check the area for swelling or scarring.
You should also talk to your doctor about your general health.
If there’s swelling or tenderness around your leg or around the muscles around your ankle, your doctors might recommend that you get checked out for a knee infection.
Your doctor might also recommend that your doctor assess the risk of infection and treatment.
It’s important to keep in mind that a knee injury can happen in any age and in any area of your body, so the symptoms can vary.
If the pain is too intense, your knee will be taken to the specialist.
This usually involves the orthopedic surgeon who is also your doctor.
They will examine your knee to find the cause of the pain and whether there’s any other underlying problems.
They may ask you questions about the nature of the problem and how it can be managed.
If a specialist has ruled out the injury, they’ll also ask you how long it will take to heal.
If so, you’ll be taken back to the hospital for further tests and treatment, and your knee may be put on a different type of rehabilitation programme.
If surgery is needed, it may require a bone graft to repair damaged cartilage in the knee joint.
What to expect in a specialist’s assessment Your doctor will usually ask you a series of questions to help them determine what you should expect: how bad the injury is, and how long the injury will take you to recover, and whether the pain will recur or worsen.
They’ll also tell you how to prepare yourself for a run or exercise programme.
They might ask about your history, your fitness level and other activities, or they might ask questions about your family history, or if you’ve been taking drugs or supplements for a while.
You’ll usually get a full physical exam, including an X-ray of your knee.
They also might test your muscles for damage or stiffness, and give you a range to choose from for exercise.
They then assess how your knee feels to see if there’s pain, swelling or irritation.
If they find that there’s no damage, they may decide that you should get more pain relief from an injection of steroids or cortis