Knee arthritis is caused by long-term wear to the joint. This is a slow progressive process that usually occurs in older patients. Osteoarthritis can happen to anyone but some people are more at risk than others.
– Women are more likely to develop knee arthritis than men
– Those aged 40 and over are more at risk
– Injury to the joint such as ligament rupture and meniscus cartilage damage
– Family history and genetic factors such as bowed legs
– Inflammation such as Rheumatoid Disease or Psoriasis.
Signs and symptoms of knee arthritis
– Dull toothache pain, stiffness and swelling are typical.
– Flare ups often occur
– Inability to continue with daily activities or lifestyle.
Tests and diagnosis
At Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic our expert doctors will examine your knee, assess the level of pain and its impact on your daily life. We then perform diagnostic imaging – such as X-rays and MRIs.
Your treatment will then be a tailored shared decision to suit your personal needs and aims. The physical, emotional and social aspects of your health will be discussed.