Knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis

What is it?

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. Pain, swelling, and stiffness are the primary symptoms of arthritis. Any joint in the body may be affected by the disease, but it is particularly common in the knee.

Knee-arthritis

Type of Knee Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Pseudogout: Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (CPPD)

Causes

Factors like injury, age, weight, gender can cause arthritis of the knee.

Symptoms

  • crepitus, a clicking or popping of the knee joint with movement
  • pain that seems to be weather-related and gets worse with rain
  • stiffness
  • swelling

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis will begin with a physical exam by your doctor. Your doctor will also take your medical history and note any symptoms. Make sure to note what makes the pain worse or better to help your doctor determine if osteoarthritis, or something else, may be causing your pain.

Treatment

It can be treated with medicines, surgeries, therapies, weight loss and other such solutions. 

At Saqsham, we care for your well-being and strive to bring you the best orthopaedic care and solutions. If you are experiencing any knee-related issues and would like to get a medical opinion,
we’d suggest you book an appointment.