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Talking About Care From Health Clinics

4 Symptoms Of Osteoarthritis in the Knee

by Jack Long

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating disease that can cause sufferers a great deal of pain, making moving around difficult, and generally reduce a person's quality of life. There are lifestyle changes that can be made to reduce OA symptoms, but these will only help sufferers cope with the pain, rather than actually get rid of it. There are also surgical processes that allow people to regain their full motion levels, such as partial knee resurfacing, where only the part of the knee that is affected by the arthritis is resurfaced. If you suspect that you might have OA, check these symptoms. They might be able to help confirm your self-diagnosis.

1. When You Walk Around, Your Knee Seems Crunchy

If you're walking around and experience a grating sensation or a crunching sensation, then you might be suffering from OA. OA can cause the bones in your knees and your cartilage to come into contact with one another. This can be an uncomfortable experience that might make you less willing to use your knees in the future, as well as indicate that your bones or bones and cartilage are rubbing together and causing each other to erode, which can damage your knee further.

2. You're Stiff When You Try to Get Up from a Seated Position

Another symptom of OA is that, when you're in a sitting position, you might find it more difficult to move to a standing position because of the high level of stiffness in your knees and legs. This is a problem because it means that you will not be able to be mobile as quickly as you would otherwise able to be if you were not suffering from OA.

3. Your Knees Swell

A third symptoms is if any parts around your knee are swelling. This is often one of the reasons why you might have stiffness in your knees and can be a result of a fluid buildup.

4. You Experience Pain When You Try to Use Your Knee

A last symptom of OA is that you experience pain when you have to use your knee or put pressure on your knee. If you experience this, then your quality of life has been reduced and you will want to get this problem resolved as quickly as possible.

For more information, talk to a doctor at a clinic like Noyes Knee Institute and get your diagnosis of OA confirmed. Then, talk to him or her about possibly being a candidate for partial knee resurfacing.