Causes of Knee Pain and its treatment

by MuminBusiness

Osteoarthritis of the Knee results in Knee Pain; Here are some of the causes.

Knee Pain and its causes

Knee Pain can be caused by any number of factors - a sudden injury (if this happened to you, I am sure you would be aware), an overuse injury (like in the case of sports people) or an underlying condition such as osteoarthritis.

This article deals specifically with osteoarthritis.  However, if you are looking for a way to eliminate your pain, you too may find that Kneease is a great solution for you regardless of the cause of your knee pain.

Osteoarthritis is a condition that grows on you – it unfortunately gets worse with age.  It is the most commonly seen version of arthritis. 

It is recognised as a condition caused by wear and tear on a joint so really it is a disease of age.  You do not however, have to be of advanced age to experience it as it can result from a sports injury.

Kneease is the only tested way to combat the pain of osteoarthritis which reduces the need for pain killers.

Five Causes of Knee Osteoarthritis

Actual causes of Knee osteoarthritis are difficult to tie down but here are a few that seem to crop up regularly.

  1. Age

    As mentioned above, knee osteoarthritis is a disease of age and usually affects people over the age of 50.  It is now beginning to affect younger ones too, mostly because our weight is spiralling up and out of control.  This increases the wear and tear on the joints that have to carry this additional weight.

  2. Obesity

    Unfortunately, when people put on a lot of weight, their knee joints have to carry the brunt of it.  This results in an increased rate of wear and tear which will almost definitely lead to the development of osteoarthritis.  Being overweight is regrettably a cause of any number of diseases, so it would be best to try to keep your weight under check.

  3. Gender

    Women! We suffer the most when it comes to osteoarthritis.  We are more likely to get it after menopause and we get it very severely.

  4. Joint Injury

    You are more likely to suffer from this if you have had an operation or injury in one of your joints.  Normal activity is great for the joints but repetitive, hard tasks can dole out damage to the joints.

    Exercising too soon after getting injured can cause the development of osteoarthritis.  Always ask your physiotherapist or doctor about starting exercise if you have been injured or had an operation.

  5. Family History

    There is strong evidence to suggest that some forms of osteoarthritis are passed along in the genes.  One form of osteoarthritis called Nodal osteoarthritis mostly affects middle aged women’s hands.  There is another form of osteoarthritis that affects children froma very young age.  This is definitely passed down within families.

    The upside of family History is that your genes may protect you from being susceptible to joint destruction. 

A Doctor Explains Knee Osteoarthritis

Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

There is no cure for Osteoarthritis at the moment but there are several ways to help alleviate the pain, thereby allowing you to perform your daily duties without pain.

A Kneease pain relieving device is one of these ways that you can use at home and will enable you to increase your activity level and become less dependent on medications or surgery to relieve pain.

Updated: 01/20/2012, MuminBusiness
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