Have you noticed knee pain when you are walking or doing basic tasks? Does it persist on a daily basis making it hard to engage in your everyday routine? If you answered yes, you may be suffering from knee arthritis pain. Read on to learn more about symptoms, treatment, and results.
What are the Symptoms of Knee Arthritis?
Knee arthritis comes in two forms: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition typically occurring in middle-aged individuals and worsens as they age due to the deterioration of cartilage. This is the most common type of knee arthritis pain and typically occurs in those who have sustained prior knee injuries.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition involving the inflammation of the lining of one or more joints. This type of arthritis is a less common form with unknown causes but can be more severe.
While both of these issues are types of arthritis, they present and are treated differently. Use the list below to help differentiate the two.
- Osteoarthritis Symptoms
- Pain in the knee
- Swelling and stiffening of the knee joint
- Pain associated with activity
- Disrupted sleep due to knee pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
- Pain and swelling of the joints
- Difficulty moving
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of energy
- Rheumatoid nodules (lumps of tissue below the skin)
Treatment Options for Knee Arthritis Pain
There are many options for treatment, and Lake Pointe Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine can provide thorough and complete treatment to relieve your knee arthritis pain. We offer non-surgical and surgical treatment options based on our individual client needs. Treatments can include anything from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Cox-2 inhibitors, physical therapy, joint fluid therapy, knee replacement surgery, and much more.
Want more details on the differences between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis? Check out this article from Healthline.
Achieve Results with Lake Pointe Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
We know that knee arthritis pain can prevent you from living the life you want. We offer the most comprehensive care to treat your pain at all levels and give you the pain-free lifestyle you want! With locations in Rockwall, Greenville, Richardson, and Kaufman, we to residents all across North Texas. Schedule an appointment today to see one of our highly trained specialists and receive the treatment and care you deserve!