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What Causes Knee Osteoarthritis?

May 3, 2010
my knee hurts

my knee hurts

OA usually develops in knees that have been injured, experienced trauma, or infection.  The medical field does not yet completely understand the exact causes of osteoarthritis, but being overweight and not exercising are believed to make the condition worse.

The knee is a complicated joint.  An injury or change in anatomy will alter the way it moves and works.  Age, gender, obesity, injury, genetics, and overuse all play a part.

Learn more about how osteoarthritis develops in the knees.



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