November 18, 2014
Osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) is the most common type of arthritis and is caused by wear and tear on the cartilage from use, age or even a previous injury. Think of it like an automobile tire that’s out of alignment wearing irregularly in places. The wearing down of the cartilage in the knee joint is similar to that. If an injury goes untreated, the worn-out cartilage may make the bones rub against each other, cause painful bone spurs. It’s important to not let this progress!
- Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that can affect any joint in your body, including knees.
- Gout is caused by uric-acid buildup. It’s most common in the big toe, but can affect knees as well.
- Pseudogout is often mistaken for gout. Calcium crystals in the knee joint cause pseudogout.
- Septic arthritis often occurs with a fever and can lead to swelling, pain and redness, even without an injury.
Tags: arthritis, gout, knee pain, Pseudogout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Septic arthritis
Categorized in: Knee Pain
This post was written by Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness