Arthritis (commonly osteoarthritis) is a degenerative disease that can happen to any person over the age of 45. Arthritis is one of the leading causes of deformity and disability. A diagnosis at an early stage (grade I to III) has a better outcome of joint preservation.
Here are some reasons that can cause arthritis:
Injury: Any injury to the knee joint increases the risk of having arthritis. The injury needs immediate medical help and any ignorance may lead to further problems.
Genetic predisposition: Arthritis is a genetic disease and is passed on from one generation to the next. The chances of arthritis increase in person, in whom there is a familial history of it.
Dearth of calcium in the body: Calcium is required for the building up of the bones in the body. Any deficiency of calcium may lead to a decrease in the strength of bones. Calcium deficiency leads to arthritis, among other diseases.
Deformities: Deformities are also one of the causes of osteoarthritis because malalignment exerts extra pressure on the joint and leads to further degeneration and damage. A person can have deformity due to bad posture, injury, or birth.
Decreased immunity: A decrease in immunity also leads to arthritis. Immunity improvement will help in fighting arthritis.
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis causes the weakening of bones and due to it the articular cartilage breaks causing severe knee pain. Osteoarthritis have become more common in young people (age more than 40 years).
Obesity: The knee joint is the weight-bearing joints of the body. Extra body weight puts more strain on the knee joint and causes early damage. Keeping the correct body weight reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
Loss of muscle mass: The muscles of the thigh and legs take a lot of stress while the body makes the movement. The leg directly takes stress when these muscles lose their strength and cause knee pain.
Tags: Arthritis, Knee pain, Osteoarthritis