Knee osteoarthritis

Arthritis, characterized by inflammation in one or more joints, manifests primarily through symptoms like pain, swelling, and stiffness. This condition can affect any joint in the body, but it is notably prevalent in the knee, leading to considerable challenges in everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. Knee arthritis, a major cause of lost work time, significantly impacts the quality of life for individuals grappling with this condition.

The knee, being the largest and strongest joint in the body, is a complex structure composed of the lower end of the femur (thighbone), the upper end of the tibia (shinbone), and the patella (kneecap). Articular cartilage, a smooth and slippery substance covering the ends of these three bones, serves as a protective cushion during knee movements, facilitating bending and straightening.

Within the knee joint, two wedge-shaped pieces of cartilage known as meniscus act as crucial shock absorbers. These resilient structures cushion the joint and contribute to its stability. The synovial membrane, a thin lining surrounding the knee joint, releases a lubricating fluid that minimizes friction, ensuring smooth movement.

Osteoarthritis, the most prevalent form of arthritis affecting the knee, is a degenerative, “wear-and-tear” type of arthritis. While it commonly manifests in individuals aged 50 and older, it can also occur in younger people. Osteoarthritis in the knee progresses slowly, resulting in the gradual deterioration of cartilage. As the cartilage wears away, it becomes frayed and rough, leading to a reduction in the protective space between bones. This process can eventually cause bone-on-bone contact, resulting in the development of painful bone spurs.

The pain associated with knee osteoarthritis worsens over time, impacting daily life and mobility. At Regenesiss, we recognize the diverse challenges posed by knee osteoarthritis and offer a range of treatment options to address individual needs. Our dedicated team is ready to discuss the most appropriate interventions for you. By clicking on the “Get in Touch” button, you can connect with our friendly and responsive team, initiating a conversation about personalized approaches to manage knee osteoarthritis effectively.

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