Friday, August 28, 2015

Knee

At a Glance

The knee is the most common lower-body site for osteoarthritis, due to the nature of the pounding that the joint takes throughout a lifetime.  As with other types of osteoarthritis, it is caused by genetics, injury or repeated abuse.  In particular, carrying around more weight than normal - obesity - puts extra strain on the knees, leading to osteoarthritis.  The condition is painful, but it can be treated through an anti-inflammatory diet, anti-inflammatory medication and the strengthening of the muscles around the knee.  This will help relieve the inflammation and the stress on the joint going forward.

Community: Knee

Join our community by contributing

Hc_btn_vert_join Hc_btn_vert_share Hc_btn_vert_ask
Happening Now In Our Community

Hot Topic

Knee osteoarthritis is a very common problem. As I have reviewed in previous blogs, and as I detail in my book, The Arthritis Handbook: Improve Your Health and Manage the Pain of Osteoarthritis, treating osteoarthritis should include several basic steps, including an appropriate anti-inflammatory diet, exercises, and often supplements. …

Knee
Community Activity
FILTER BY:
All | Expert Only

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, posted Is Arthroscopic Surgery Worth the Risk… Mild osteoarthritis of the knee is often more than just a nuisance; and…

06/29/15

0 comments

Comment

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, answered Why is my thigh so stiff after tkr A total knee replacement (TKR) surgery is a pretty big surgery to go through. It…

05/15/15

1 answers

Reply

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, answered can replacing the pads in the… Well, I am going to assume that you are refering to an artificial knee joint and…

05/12/11

1 answers

Reply

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, answered I have been diagnosed with… Smoothing out the joint surfaces is the idea behind arthroscopic surgery for cases of…

05/03/11

1 answers

Reply

Showing 1 - 4 of 11 results
< Page 1 | 2  | 3  >

Related Content: Knee