Knee Osteoarthritis – Causes and Common Symptoms

Healthcare system has evolved and undergone a sea of change with better access to medical technology and skilled doctors. World over in research journals like the lancet, there has been lot of research and discussion on the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis among the people. Half of the People over the age of 50 are known to suffer from knee problems. This leads to most of the people spend lot of money on knee problems leading to financial insecurity.

India is seeing a lot of churning in terms of new diseases hitting the people. Knee Osteoarthritis is one of the problems afflicting the people rapidly and there are estimated millions of people visiting doctors to look at their problems. The pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee can significantly reduce the quality of life, experiences with family and impact on your daily activities.

Understanding the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis is critical to having a functional life of happiness. Early diagnosis is pretty critical to waving off health issues. Some key knee osteoarthritis symptoms I will go through to help the people understand. A specific type of Arthritis with multiple forms which over time cause both damage and deterioration to the cartilage (KAR-til-ij) and the surrounding bones in affected joints.  Although there are more than 100 different types of Arthritis that affect various joints and areas of the body, Osteoarthritis is the most common type of Arthritis and only affects joints.

Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee Osteoarthritis

Common Symptoms for Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Pain

Pain is the most commonly reported symptom of knee osteoarthritis. It starts with simple walk across the stairs as you flinch. The pain might come and go as it is usually the starting of the problems and can be reduced with Ice pack and rest.

Knee Stiffness

Bone friction and swelling in the knee joint makes the knee stiff and less flexible. A person with moderate to advanced knee osteoarthritis is difficulty in straighten out his or her knee.

Knee Swelling

When knee cartilage wears away, the femur and tibia (and sometimes patella) bones can rub together, resulting in irritation and swelling of the knee (i.e. fluid in the knee). This is the extreme stage of symptoms and leads to pain.

Knee Popping or Crunching.

Creaking, crackly sound heard when the knee moves.

Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment

It is easily found in India and in Surat, we have some good doctors to take care of it. Dr Chirag Patel with his expertise in healthcare is one of the most sought doctors in India. His long list of works on Knee surgeries has made him a recognized figure in medicine. Specialists in Managing Arthritis as his long list of successful operations would be a testament to that.

A solution to any healthcare problem is quick diagnosis. One must understand and see the problems while consulting a doctor. Feel the pain in Knee, time to pay Dr Chirag Patel a visit.  Avail consultation @ Sunshine Global Hospitals, Call: 917574887777.

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