What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that becomes more common as people age. It is, however, not limited to only the seniors as the young are also known to have experienced osteoarthritis.
Osteo (bone) arthritis (joint disorders) refers to the breakdown of joint cartilage which acts as a cushion for impact between the two bones it connects. For the rest of this article, we will only refer to osteoarthritis of the knee joint. There is a viscous non-Newtonian fluid in between your cartilage known as synovial fluid. Synovial fluid serves as a lubricant to improve the performance of cartilage in cushioning impacts and reducing friction in the joints during movement.
Osteoarthritis is typically brought about through the degeneration of the above components, most typically due to a myriad of factors. As we age, our ability to produce the synovial fluids may reduce, thus increasing friction on the joints. Over time, the cartilage wears out and frictions increase. As the cartilage is reduced, the femur and the tibia may come closer into contact with each other without the cushions nor the lubricating factor. Thus, the joint will swell up as a reaction and results in excessive amounts of knee pain.
Fortunately, this is not an immediate process, and usually develops over decades. This is why it is highly imperative to take preventative measures against osteoarthritis through good and consistent knee care. Nevertheless, if you are already experiencing moderately severe cases, hope is not lost. Persistence pays off.
Our mission at Kneele is to help you on your knee care journey, and over time, with the right care, you will experience an improvement in the condition of your joint.
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