Out of the many different type of arthritis, knee arthritis is deemed to be the most common one. People who suffer from knee arthritis find it difficult to do even the most common things in life. Everyday activities become difficult. Simple acts like walking become the hardest task.
Knee arthritis is of various types and some of the common ones are mentioned below:
Osteoarthritis – The most common type of arthritis that occurs in the knee is osteoarthritis. This is a condition where the cartilage starts to wear off and it is a progressive condition. Osteoarthritis is more common in older people but that doesn’t mean the condition does not occur in younger people at all. In this condition, the space between two bones becomes almost nil due to the wearing off of the cartilage. This can, in turn, lead to the rubbing of two bones with one another resulting in pain.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis not only occurs at the knee but also in different other joints throughout the body. The knee joint is covered by a special type of membrane called synovial membrane. In this type of arthritis, this membrane begins to swell. Stiffness and pain are the common symptoms. This is a case of autoimmune disease where the normal tissues are damaged by the immune system of the body.
Posttraumatic Arthritis – As the term suggests, posttraumatic arthritis refers to the kind of arthritis that results after an injury to the knee. When you break a bone, the breakage might result in arthritis many years after the injury. Ligament injures and meniscal tears can also lead to this condition.
The common symptoms of knee arthritis are as follows:
Exercise is very important for you to avoid losing muscle mass around your joints. Thus, physical activity can help you maintain or even develop your muscles and thus relieve your joints.
The common treatment measures for knee arthritis are as follows:
In Early stage of knee arthritis non surgical methods can be tried and helpful to retard the progression of desease. However once the desease is progressed Total Knee replacement is recommended.
After you undergo your treatment at our clinic, you will be able to resume your daily activities.