Knees hurt. How to identify the main symptoms of arthritis

Knee pain can be caused by a variety of reasons. If under the age of 35 years is often injury or overload the muscles of the knee, in the 40 and over knee pain in most cases, says the joint disease.

Arthritis of the knee joint
Arthritis of the knee joint

What is arthritis of the knee? This disease is caused by degeneration of the articular tissues. Gradually, with age, joint capsule, tendons and ligaments are destroyed, deformed, which leads to inflammation in the joint.

The main symptoms of arthritis:

  • Pain in the knee
  • Local temperature increase
  • Swelling and discoloration of the skin around the joint of the patient
  • Mobility limitation (particularly difficult to bend and straighten the leg after sleep)
  • deformation of the joint (it occurs in response to pain, knee muscles are trying to fix the situation, in which the pain is felt the least. Then the correct position of the joint is fixed, there is a significant limitation of mobility of the legs)
Arthritis of the knee - the swelling and discoloration of the skin
Arthritis of the knee - the swelling and discoloration of the skin

If you notice at the symptoms of arthritis, be sure to consult a doctor, a rheumatologist. The disease progresses rapidly without treatment and leads to disability.

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