Osteoarthritis

All you need to know about Osteoarthritis Knee

Osteoarthritis, in the contemporary world, has been identified as one of the most common medical condition of joints. The knee happens to be one of the joints most affected by the condition which is commonly called Osteoarthritis Knee. This blog by BGH aims at sketching out the main points you need to know about the condition and suggests further treatment accordingly.

Factors that leads to Osteoarthritis:

Age, is the most common factor but young people can get it too. The probability increases after 45+ of age.
It can be hereditary, carried by genes from one generation to another.
It can be a result of an injury or infection.
In quite a few cases, the factor identified was being overweight.
Women are more prone to the condition than men.
Weak muscles around the knee can be a cause too.
Symptoms for early detection:

Pain, mostly after the end of the day. It is relieved after a bit of rest.
Stiffness when you try to move from a resting position. It gets better within a minute of walking around.
Difficulty in freely moving your knee.
A warm feeling in the knee joints.
Creaking sound/sensation when the knee is moved.
Diagnosis:

The first step towards diagnosing a Osteoarthritis Knee is a physical exam by an experienced orthopedic specialist. After taking into note your medical history and symptoms, the doctor may advice one or both of the following:

X-rays to identify bone damage and presence of bone spurs.
MRI scans.
Several blood tests may also be suggested by the doctor to conclude various things regarding the treatment.

Treatment:

The following treatment line is to be followed in case of mild Osteoarthritis knee:

Weight Loss: If the factor causing the condition is being overweight, the treatment starts with some weight loss.
Exercise: As in any other bone related condition, exercise plays an important role in increasing mobility and reducing pain.
Pain killers to reduce the pain.
Various therapies might also help.
The treatment line is based on the cause and symptoms of the condition and therefore, should be consulted with an orthopedic before practicing. In severe cases, when medication and therapies don’t work, a surgery might be recommended by the doctor.

Overall, as the symptoms reflect, you shouldn’t ignore minor (but continuous) discomfort when it comes to sensitive areas like knee joints. If you regularly notice such discomfort, book an appointment with the doctor at the earliest before the condition is worsened.

About Bansal Global Hospital
A world class private hospital located in North-West Delhi, the Bansal Global Hospital offers the best treatment possible and care to its patients round the clock (24×7). The multi-specialty Bansal Global Hospital provides specialist medical and surgical care ranging from simple day-case procedures to complex surgeries, blood and other tests in our state of the art pathology lab, digital X-rays, inpatient facilities. The hospital has dedicated inpatient facility, with all fully air-conditioned ensuite rooms. Our staff offer high quality services to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable as possible in private and discrete facilities.

Address:
Bansal Global Hospital C-10 Ramgarh,, Near Jahangirpuri Metro Station, Delhi, 110033
Bansal Fracture, Gynae and Kids Clinic, E-1086 Saraswati Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034
Neo Kidz Clinic, C-38 Raj Nagar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034

Tel: 9911062832
Dr Suresh Bansal – Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr Bimla Bansal – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Neha Bansal – Child Specialist

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