Our expert says:
A scope of the knee will be very beneficial to identify the cause of pain and discomfort. With a scope of the knee, treatment can be started immediately, where the articular surfaces are "shaved", thus improving mobility and most probably curing her symptoms. If you postpone treatment, it can worsen her condition.
Exercise will be detrimental at this stage. She should avoid stress bearing exercise on the knee. She can do yoga etc.
Unfortunately, long term running can cause osteoarthritis, as a lot of stress is placed on the pelvis, hip joints, knee joints, ankle joints and foot bones.
She should avoid stress bearing activities on the knee. If she is experiencing pain, she can use an analgesic with rest of the knee, elevation of the knee and an ice pack placed on the knee.
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