Not long ago,statistics about arthritis have been released by the U.S. revealing that by 2030, one out of four Americans would be affected by arthritis. Truly ,this is worrisome since this means more people would be debilitated by arthritis knee pain. This also means that more people would become less productive since they have limited mobility. What’s more,more people would have an early retirement because arthritis knee pain prevents them from working.

One of the leading cause of arthritis knee pain is no other than Osteoarthritis.Our knees have undergone normal wear and tear for many years. Commonly,knees have articular cartilage that smoothly flows within the joint which functions such as a shock absorber. Additionally, a synovial membrane produces fluid known as synovium helps lubricate the joints. For many reasons, the articular cartilage can become thinner or even wear out entirely. The resulting condition is known as osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that causes painful arthritis knee pain. Things can even get complicated as bones thicken and  spurs develop. Arthritis knee pain in this case comes with swelling, inflammation stiffness of joints especially in the morning.

What brings about osteoarthritis?

How arthritis knee pain begins as a condition is still a mystery to some medical experts. Nevertheless, the following list includes possible causes of arthritis knee pain.

Past Injuries History of  trauma to a particular joint elevates the chance osteoarthritis formation.

Heredity There are people who inherit a defective gene that should be responsible for producing cartilage that makes them more prone to osteoarthritis. As a result, they are highly likely to suffer from arthritis knee pain.

Weight Typically, osteoarthritis is established in weight bearing joints like the knees and hip. An obese person runs a higher risk  of having degenerative joint disease because of  the additional load.

Overuse –  A number of people engage in more walking, running or climbing because they are physically active. Individuals such as marathon runners can overstrain a joint after running for many years.

Crystal Deposits Food in high purine content can cause uric acid crystals to accumulate in the joint leading to osteoarthritis.