Do You Suffer With Knee Pain?
Our medical clinic relieves the following:
- Arthritic knees
- Hurts going up and down stairs
- Bone on bone grinding
- Hurts to get up from sitting
- Weak knees
- You walk stiff and painful
- Hurts to stand
- You limp when you walk
Knee Pain 101
Knee pain is recorded as the second most common cause of chronic pain that Americans have. Women’s knees tend to experience pain more often than men, with knee pain affecting at least 20% of women overall. Much of that pain comes from arthritis and injuries to the knee, although injury can happen from any activity that puts too much weight on the knee joints.
Knee pain and its causes vary from patient to patient. Some patients have aches and pains simply from a poor diet or a sedentary lifestyle. Your body needs physical exercise coupled with a good diet in order to stay healthy and to keep your weight down. This helps relieves pressure and deterioration that can happen to the knee joints. If you believe your knee pain is related to the effects of osteoarthritis, read below our form for more information.
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Your knee is a huge part of who you are. When you think about it, your knees affect everything you do from walking, bending, sitting, standing and more. When you have knee pain, it can consume your day and keep you from the things you want and need to do. Often times this pain is due to osteoarthritis. What is osteoarthritis? How do you know if you knee pain is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the breakdown, or degeneration, of cartilage and fluid that cushions and lubricates the bones in your joints. The degeneration allows your bones to rub together, resulting in pain and further wear and tear. Osteoarthritis is a chronic progressive condition—which means that it gets worse over time. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint, but osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common type, affecting more than 10 million Americans.1
Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis
Watch for these common signs and symptoms:
- Joint soreness after overuse or inactivity
- Joint stiffness after resting or in the morning
- Pain when moving your knee
- Pain when using stairs or getting up from a chair
- Pain that prevents you from exercising your leg
- Catching when moving your knee
- Joint pain that feels worse in the evening after a day’s activity
- Deterioration of coordination due to pain and stiffness
- Weakened thigh muscles
Causes of Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis most often develops slowly and gets progressively worse over time. It’s commonly observed when people are middle-aged and older. However, you can develop it at any age, following a joint injury or another disorder.
There are certain factors that increase your risk of developing knee osteoarthritis:
- Age. The older you get, the higher your risk.
- Weight. Every pound you gain puts 4 more pounds of stress on your knees
- Injury or overuse. Athletes and people with active jobs are more likely to have knee pain or knee joint issues.
- Genetics. Recent research suggests that knee osteoarthritis is partially caused by your genes.
- Muscle weakness. Weakness in the muscles surrounding the knee increases your risk.
- Other diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis, hemochromatosis (having too much iron), and acromegaly (excessive growth hormone) increase your risk for joint deterioration, especially in the knee.
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee, get it touch with us today for a free consult! Here at Spine Correction Center of the Rockies we are treating knee osteoarthritis with proven technology.