Are you experiencing pain at your knees?
If the pain you feel at your knees is worsen by movement of your knee joints, then there is a good chance it is arthritis. There are a few forms of arthritis that is may cause you to experience knee pain, namely (Click to expand):
Osteoarthritis usually affects individuals in their 50s and beyond. There is a possibility of the disease being inherited. The cartilage at the knee joints usually becomes soft and then erodes leading to friction of the joint surfaces resulting in pain or knee stiffness.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a kind of disease where the layer of synovial fluid within the joints thicken and becomes inflamed. This will cause further build-up synovial fluid damaging the cartilage of the knee joints resulting in pain or stiffness of the knee.
Traumatic arthritis is usually brought about by a severe injury sustained at the knee joint, broken bone or torn ligament that eventually causes cartilage damage resulting in knee pains and limited knee function.
Once you knee joints are worn out due to arthritis or knee injuries, it is very difficult for you to carry out activities like regular walking or climbing the stairs without feeling pain. You will always experience knee pain when squatting or kneeling.
After trying many types of medication, reducing your physical activities and using walking aids like a walking stick to relieve your knee joint pains, you have to consider the need to undertake knee replacement surgery. By replacing the surface of the joints that have worn out or eroded, it will help reduce the pain experienced in the knees and the distorted knee shape can be corrected.
Is knee replacement surgery suitable for you? See what are the criterias that qualify you for this treatment.