Joint disorders of the knee fall under two categories:
- mechanical knee problems
- inflammatory knee problems
Mechanical knee problems are caused by injuries
like a hard jolt or an abrupt wrenching movement
which can force the knee to go beyond its normal
capacity of motion. Inflammatory knee problems
stem from arthritis.
In most cases, arthritis of the knee is often
diagnosed as osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease
that causes gradual joint erosion.
Osteoarthritis of the knee can cause deterioration
of the joint. The accompanying inflammation, as
is common in most rheumatic diseases, also results
in joint impairment.
Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee is characterised
by joint inflammation and damage to the supporting
cartilage. Other ancillary parts of the knee,
like the muscles, tendons and ligaments are not
spared from the disease.
Osteoarthritis can be triggered by an inordinate
amount of strain on the joint caused by deformity,
recurring injuries, or being overweight. The disease
often strikes during middle age or older, however,
younger people are also at risk of developing
the disease due to the following:
- genetics is involved - heredity is also a factor when children and young adults develops osteoarthritis.
- sports-related injuries - frequent damage directly affecting the knee’s cartilage disk (meniscus) can also lead to osteoarthritis in young athletes.
- Rheumatoid arthritis – Osteoarthritis in the young starts out as Rheumatoid arthritis.
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