Why Knee Pain Show up with Age

Why Knee Pain Show up with Age

It is common for people to relate knee pain with age. And as a matter of fact, that’s true. Though knee pain is common with all age groups, but as a person ages the chances increases for various reasons. The reasons can be any of the following, in most cases:

Obesity

Yes, anyone can be obese be it young or old but the risk of obesity is higher in older people. Older people are more passive than the young generation given that they don’t participate actively in day to day activities which they used to day earlier. The reasons are obvious but might lead to obesity which leads your knee to carry extra weight of your body, leading to constant or increasing knee pain.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the common types of arthritis that breaks the cartilage that protects your knees otherwise. Even though it is being diagnosed in all age groups now, the chances that it grips people over 60+ years of age is much more higher. Different studies across the globe have come to the conclusion that most of the cases of knee pain in older people are due to osteoarthritis.

Declining Muscle strength

By the time a person reaches the age of 60, the muscle size shrinks by almost 35-40%, losing its strength significantly. Losing muscular support in your leg/hip area might also be a major cause for knee pain, once you get older.

Whatever be the reason, it’s not inevitable to have knee pain with old age. Even if it gets hold of you, it’s not incurable either. Many people avoid treatment thinking it’s just an effect of the age and treatment won’t help. This ignorance can lead to serious knee problems leading to immobility in old age along with severe pain. If you or someone in your family is constantly suffering pain or discomfort in the knee area, they must consult a good orthopedic doctor to get the problem examined and treated.

You can get in touch with specialists at Bansal Global Hospital at the following addresses:

Bansal Global hospital 

Neo Kidz clinic

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.

Tel: 011-27636400

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

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