What is Knee Osteoarthritis?
A degenerative joint disease or ‘wear and tear’ arthritis that occurs when the protective cartilage within the knee joint wears away. This condition is commonly starts in people in their late 40s to early 60s and affects females more than males
What causes knee osteoarthritis?
It is caused by cartilage degeneration (from frank trauma or repetitive mechanical stress). There is also a very strong correlation between knee OA & obesity
What symptoms might you experience?
- Pain, stiffness and swelling in the knee joint
- Pain often worsens with use of joint and may have grinding/crunching sensation during movement
- Stiffness especially in the morning or after periods of rest/inactivity