Thursday, May 18, 2017

Knee Osteoarthritis – Watch Out For These Early Warning Signs!

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease, primarily affecting people of old age. This problem commonly impacts the knees as this joint is frequently used and is required to bear most of the body weight.

Why does Osteoarthritis occur?

Osteoarthritis happens when the cartilage cushion between the bones in a joint begins to break down and wear out, causing the bones to grind against each other. This lack of cushioning causes chronic pain and stiffness. Given these facts, it becomes apparent that repetitive activities and daily stress may create the conditions for Osteoarthritis to flourish. If left untreated, Osteoarthritis can lead to loss of mobility in the knee and even complete disability.

However, early treatment of Osteoarthritis can help resolve this issue. For this to take place, you need to understand the early warning signs of this problem and seek treatment in due time.

Early warning signs of Osteoarthritis  

1. Knee pain: The problem of Osteoarthritis produces chronic pain in the affected joint. The sensation of pain can be accompanied by tenderness in and around the joint. The pain may increase during motion or bending the knee. The tenderness can make you feel uncomfortable about putting pressure on the joint. As the problem progresses, the tenderness can develop into a swelling.

2. Stiffness: Along with the joint pain is stiffness. This sign may be most intense after waking up in the morning. The knee feels especially stiff after spending a few hours sitting continuously. This is a clear sign that the knee joint is becoming degenerated. 

3. Abnormal sensation: One of the early signs of Osteoarthritis is breakdown of cartilage tissue. This leads to the bones of the joint come into contact with each other, thus producing uncomfortable grating sensation in the knee while walking.

4. Reduced flexibility: People in the early stages of Osteoarthritis may feel that their knee is no longer as flexible as it used to be. The chronic pain and stiffness is the primary cause behind the loss of flexibility. This may induce some people to not use the knee as often as they would like to.

5. Clicking sound: As the joint structure in the affected knee degenerates, it can cause clicking or cracking sound while moving the knee. This is an indication that the problem is steadily getting worse and thus requires immediate medical attention. 

By Dr. Shabtab Khalid
Zilaxo Advanced Pain Solution

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  1. All these early warning signs are accurate, here is video explains Knee Osteoarthritis stages and myths of knee replacement surgery.

  2. This blog gives very important info about it Thanks for sharing