One of the most common causes of knee pain is the
osteoarthritis of the knee joint. This is most common in
the old and middle age groups. Osteoarthritis generally
affects the weight-bearing joints such as the knee, but
it may harm any other joint too. The pain and the
swelling caused by it can result in one?s life getting
limited to hardly routine movements.
But what is Osteoarthritis and
how does it affect the knee joint? Among the over 100
different types of arthritic conditions, osteoarthritis
is the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis
affects the knee joint by damaging the cartilage
(Cartilage is made up of a protein substance that acts
as a ?cushion? between the bones of the joints) in the
knee joint. The cartilage in the knee joint slowly
degenerates. In advanced cases, it may disappear and the
bones start rubbing against each other and causing more
pain. When bones start to rub against each other, bony
growth may occur around the joints.
In the initial stages of knee osteoarthritis, one may
simply feel deep aching in the knee joint. As it
advances, common symptoms include pain that is worse
after an exercise session or weight bearing, swelling in
the joint, limited movement of the knee joint, stiffness
following periods of inactivity such as sleeping or
sitting; cracking or grating sounds in the knee joint.
As the damage to the knee joint advances, the joint may
become less movable and pain may occur even when the
joint is at rest and can keep the person awake
throughout of the night.
The real cause of osteoarthritis is not very clear.
Medical researchers believe that it is due to a
combination of factors that include aging, injury to the
joint or stress, being overweight and genetic factors.
Homeopathic intervention done at the right stage can
give significant relief from pain and swelling. This
system of medicine has an edge over the conventional
pain killers by providing relief which is not
short-lived but has a lasting effect. There is another
distinct advantage; it stops further damage to the
cartilage thereby controlling the advancement of the
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