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.
· 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.
· 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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