Knee pain problem

My mothers knee has become swollen with tremendous pain she cannot move her leg due to pain ...previously she had knee pain problem due to which she cannot sit crosesed leg or bend her leg .. what is the problem sir plz help .
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
Hi, it could be osteoarthritis.
Exercise. Exercise can increase your endurance and strengthen the muscles around your joint, making your joint more stable. Try walking, biking or swimming. If you feel new joint pain, stop. New pain that lasts for hours after you exercise probably means you've overdone it but doesn't mean you should stop exercising altogether.
Lose weight. Being overweight or obese increases the stress on your weight-bearing joints, such as your knees and your hips. Even a small amount of weight loss can relieve some pressure and reduce your pain. Talk to your doctor about healthy ways to lose weight. Most people combine changes in their diet with increased exercise.
Use heat and cold to manage pain. Both heat and cold can relieve pain in your joint. Heat also relieves stiffness, and cold can relieve muscle spasms and pain.

Consult Orthopedician for further advice...

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