How To Alleviate Knee Arthritis Symptoms With A Knee support

Arthritis is a joint inflammation. It causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints of the body. This condition mostly exists in the hands and feet. There are two known types of knee arthritis, the Rheumatoid arthritis and the Osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by persistent irritation of the tissue around the joints. It is known to be caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking the tissues in the body. The Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of the cartilage in the joint between the bones which worsen by age.

Symptoms may be similar to both types of arthritis but there are also some distinctions. Proper medications for each type also differ. A good knee support for the knee joint can surely help ease these arthritis symptoms.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis occurs when the antibodies of the immune system attack the body’s own tissues. It is known to be a hereditary disease most commonly occurs in women than in men, of all ages. These antibodies may develop into infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria or fungi. They have been suspected to exist in the human system for so long. A change in environment, weather condition, body rhythm can cause this condition to trigger. This chronic arthritis can also affect the other areas of the body, e.g., the heart, the eyes, or the lungs. This disease, if left untreated can cause permanent joint destruction and deformity. Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive illness which can last for years. This condition can occur for long period without symptoms. Studies show that the progressive damage to the joints does not necessarily associate with the degree of the symptoms felt. The symptoms include pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. Impairment of the body function and inability to do daily tasks are the usual effects of this disease.

Osteoarthritis arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common forms of arthritis. It is a degenerative disease which causes the cartilage of the joint to breakdown. The cartilage serves as a cushion that lines the joints, allowing it to glide easily when moving. If this cartilage is damage, the joints connected to the end of the bones will not be protected from rubbing. Osteoarthritis usually occurs after the age of 50, but it can also occur earlier in life. There are several causes of this type of arthritis. These are the increasing age, family genes, injury, overweight or a change in weather. Common symptoms include pain and stiffness when moving or after resting such as after sitting in a long period of time or climbing up and down the stairs. There are two types of osteoarthritis, the primary and secondary. The primary osteoarthritis is associated with aging, in which occurs because of repetitive activities over the period of time. The secondary osteoarthritis can be associated to injury or obesity.

Treatment of Knee Arthritis

There is really no specific treatment in stopping the cartilage degeneration or in repairing the damage joint. A certain surgery may be recommended however this is not the primary option to ease the condition. Drugs can also be prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoiding activities that exert excessive stress on the joint as soon as possible is highly recommended. Rest, exercise, proper diet and physical therapy are important in reducing pain and inflammation. Support devices like a good quality knee support can improve and maintain joint function. Knee support allows patient to move their knee with minimal impact stress to the joints. Straps or tapes should be fastened around the leg properly. A poorly positioned knee support can cause more hurt rather than helping to ease the pain. Ask your doctor for the best knee support that best suits your knee arthritis condition.

Jeanine Jones was then promoted to a senior physiotherapist in a teaching hospital. She use knee support (“Kniestuetze” as they call it in German) for some patients. She finds her career to be interesting and enjoyable because she gets to educate and advise patients on how to self-manage and take responsibility for their own condition.

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