Arthritis knee pain is related with the feeble symptom of arthritis which creates an obstacle in enjoying life. Knee pain may be caused due to overuse, inadequate warm-up or cool down, inadequate stretching or poor form during physical activity. There are various causes of knee pain but people having excess weight are at great risk. Some of the general causes of knee pain -
Arthritis - This condition includes rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, gout and some other disorders of tissues like lupus.
Bursitis - This condition is caused due to kneeling for long periods of time, injury or overuse. This condition is the result of inflammation from repeated pressure on the knee.
Tendinitis - This condition is related with the pain in front of your knee which gets worse while going up and down stairs or inclines. It usually affects runners, skiers and cyclists.
- Baker's cyst - It is a swelling behind the knee which is filled with the fluid.
Arthritis knee pain is mostly related with osteoarthritis. In this condition, gradually the cartilage in the joint wears away. Knees are also affected by rheumatoid arthritis. In this condition also there is an inflammation of joints and even the cartilage also gets destroyed. Not only joints are affected by the problem of arthritis but it can also affects muscles, tendons, and ligaments which are the supporting structures.
Person suffering from arthritis in the knee may experience swelling, pain and a decrease in knee motion. Person suffering from this problem has a common symptom of morning stiffness which lessens the movement of that person. Sometimes when the knee is bent and straightened, the joint locks or clicks.
When the problem of arthritis knee pain is confirmed by tests and examination by the doctor then this pain in the knee is treated with pain reducing medicines, like aspirin, (salicylates) or acetaminophen (Tylenol), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Nuprin, Advil ). Exercises are also advisable to restore joint movement and strengthen the knee.
Losing weight also contributes in reducing arthritis knee pain. But rheumatoid arthritis in knee requires more powerful medications and physical therapy. Sometimes people suffering from serious type of arthritis knee pain in which joint is damaged seriously requires the joint to be replaced with an artificial joint. After that it requires new procedure which is designed to stimulate the growth of cartilage.
The person suffering from arthritis knee pain must take proper precaution in order to reduce the knee pain and to live normal life.
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