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When Mobility Meets Pain: Knee Osteoarthritis

As we go about our daily lives, our knees bear the brunt of impacts and weight-bearing activities, inevitably leading to their deterioration with age. The more stress we subject our knee joints to, the faster this deterioration occurs.

Warning Signs

· Initial pain behind the knee that can spread to the sides/front.

· Pain while walking, often accompanied by cracking sounds.

· Limited knee mobility.

· Development of deformities (inward or outward movement of the knees).


· Excess body weight.

· Age-related deterioration (50-60 years).

· Impactful sports and knee injuries.

· Genetic predisposition (family history of obesity)

While knee osteoarthritis cannot be fully cured, treatments aim to slow its progression and protect from further damage. Three primary treatment approaches are available:

1) Lifestyle modifications, medication, and physical therapy: For initial-stage patients.

2) Non-surgical treatments with knee joint injections: For initial to intermediate stages.

3) Surgical interventions: For severe/chronic cases when non-surgical options are ineffective.

Non-surgical treatments:

· Steroid injections for temporary pain relief.

· Hyaluronic acid injections to improve joint fluid and reduce inflammation.

· Platelet-rich plasma injections, suitable for early to intermediate stages.

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Sports Medicine and Joint Center: 02-011-3094 or 02-011-3082

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