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Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis

 

Osteoarthritis in also known as Degenerative Joint Disease.  Symptoms can include inflammation, stiffness, locking, tenderness, and joint pain.  There are several common causes – mechanical knee problems, metabolic issues, heredity, and developmental pathologies may all lead to cartilage loss.  Regardless of the cause, when bone surfaces become vulnerable due to cartilage loss the exposed bone can be damaged.  Joint pain can lead to decreased movement which can lead muscles to atrophy and laxity in the ligaments.