Knee Conditions

What is degenerative arthritis?

A disease in which articular cartilage is damaged due to aging

As we age, our body functions decline, and as a result of these degenerative changes, the amount of knee cartilage that absorbs shock and smoothes joint motion decreases.
It is a disease in which the bones between joints rub against each other as the cartilage decreases, causing inflammation and pain.
The onset and symptoms vary from patient to patient due to a variety of factors such as age, genetic predisposition, obesity, joint shape, and hormones.

Causes and symptoms

  • Why does it happen?
    Why does it happen?

    Caused by various causes, not just aging

    • 1.Aging, obesity, genetic predisposition and hormones
    • 2.Sports injuries from excessive exercise, such as soccer, basketball, etc.
  • What are the symptoms?
    What are the symptoms?

    Pain goes away with rest, but overall knee pain occurs.

    • 1.Initially, the pain goes away with rest, but the knee becomes stiff, slightly painful, and feverish.
    • 2.Knees throb and slightly swell when walking for long periods of time, especially when going down stairs.
    • 3.If left untreated, the cartilage continues to wear away so that even a short walk hurts and the knee throbs at night.

How to treat?

They are categorized into conservative and surgical treatments.