If your knee is critically damaged by arthritis or any other injury, it may be difficult to complete simple activities such as walking or climbing stairs. You may have pain even while sitting or lying down. If non-surgical treatments like some medications and other walking supports are no helpful for a long time, you can consider surgery for Total Knee Replacement. Joint Replacement Surgery is a better procedure to get relief from pain, and that helps to get correct leg deformity and help restart your normal activities.
The reason for chronic knee pain and disability is arthritis. Although there are different types of arthritis, most knee pain is caused by only three types: osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Osteoarthritis. It is a type of arthritis related to age. It usually found in people who have 50 years of age or older, but it can also appear in younger people too.
- Rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of inflammatory disease characterized by causing a persistent synovitis of joints, typically small, resulting in progressive destruction generating different degrees of deformity and functional disability.
- Post-traumatic arthritis. This can develop after a knee injury. Fractures of the bones around the knee or tear of the knee ligaments may injure, the articular cartilage over time, causing knee pain and limiting knee function.