Knee Arthritis

Arthritis occurs in the knee when the joint’s cartilage has gradually worn away, resulting in pain and swelling. Osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease, is the most common form of arthritis in the knee and typically affects people middle-aged and older. Other forms of knee arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory condition that generally affects both knees, and post-traumatic arthritis, which can develop after injury.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the knee joint
  • Swelling in the knee joint
  • Stiffness in the knee joint

Treatment

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Rest and ice
  • Bracing
  • Surgery