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How to relieve osteoarthritis of the knee


Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease affecting cartilage. In France, almost 10 million people suffer from osteoarthritis.

For a third of them, this pathology is mainly located in the knee joint, known as gonarthrosis.

Although this joint disease is often linked to age, it can also affect younger people, since around 3% of them are under 45. Extremely painful and incapacitating, gonarthrosis, or osteoarthritis of the knee, requires effective treatment to relieve pain and restore comfort to everyday life.

Article summary

What is osteoarthritis of the knee?

L'knee osteoarthritis is a chronic joint pathology, and also the most common pathology affecting joints. Cartilage, the gelatinous connective tissue found at the junction of two bones, cushions the shocks generated by movement.

Osteoarthritis occurs when this cartilage degrades prematurely. Initially, the cartilage thins and cracks, known as chondropathy. Then osteoarthritis can develop, affecting the whole joint, including the synovial membrane, which provides lubrication, and the bones themselves.

The patient's mobility is clearly affected and may require surgery. L'joint is replaced total knee replacement.

Joints affected by osteoarthritis of the knee

Gonarthrosis can occur in different places on the knee:

  • femorotibial osteoarthritis: This mechanical osteoarthritis is located, as its name suggests, between the femur and the tibia. The patient suffers when walking or climbing stairs. As a rule, inflammation is generated by movement, and there is little or no pain at rest.
  • patellofemoral osteoarthritis: Here, osteoarthritis manifests itself as diffuse pain in the front of the knee. Patients experience moderate pain when walking, but more intense pain when climbing stairs, sitting, squatting or kneeling.

In 15 to 20% of cases, patellofemoral osteoarthritis is associated with tibiofemoral osteoarthritis.

What factors contribute to osteoarthritis of the knee?

Age is the leading risk factor for knee osteoarthritis, with 65% of victims aged over 65. In addition, women are more often affected, in particular after the menopause. But there are otherother causesHere are the most common:

  • the genetic factor
  • overweight
  • professional activities (tiling, etc.) or sporting activities (rugby, etc.) place intensive strain on ligaments and joints
  • genu varum, when the leg is deviated inwards, or genu valgum, when the leg is deviated outwards
  • traumas such as fractures, sprains, ligament damage and patella injuries
  • diseases such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, infectious arthritis and diabetes

 

How to recognize the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee?

  • Gonalgia is the most recurrent sign. The pain is directly linked to movement, and fades when the patient rests; this is known as mechanical pain. Pain localization varies according to the joint involved
  • Difficulty walking is also an essential sign. Effort becomes difficult and increasingly painful, and carrying a heavy or light load can also increase the pain.
  • Joint stiffness after rest, on waking the knee seems to lock and movement may be difficult for several minutes.
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How to relieve osteoarthritis of the knee?

This degenerative pathology manifests itself in highly disabling arthritic crises. There is no cure for gonarthrosis, but a number of solutions can help you to relieve your joints naturally :

●      Sport for starters

Outside periods of osteoarthritis, it's essential to maintain a gentle activity such as swimming to strengthen muscles.

●      Herbal medicine

Meadowsweet is an excellent anti-inflammatory, very effective for relieving joint pain.

●      STIMCARE Arthro patches

The patches act directly on inflammation. Their natural, innovative composition stimulates microcirculation. Toxins present in inflamed areas are rapidly eliminated and drained. The patches are easy to use and non-transdermal. Active for at least 10 days, the patches provide effective, long-lasting relief from pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. See tutorial below: " Relieve discomfort in the medial collateral ligament of the knee" .

L'knee osteoarthritis or gonarthrosis is a very painful and disabling condition. In addition to its physical impact, osteoarthritis can lead to psychological distress and a high degree of isolation for those suffering. This disease requires regular and appropriate monitoring. STIMCARE Arthro patches help you to natural, drug-free relief for everyday pain.

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