Arthritis occurs in many forms, with osteoarthritis as the most common.
How do you know if it's just knee pain from old age, or if it's more sinister?
Osteoarthritis describes the condition in which cartilage is gradually wearing off in the knee joint.
Knee arthritis can occur on a few years after a knee injury.
It is not unheard of for arthritis to lead to a torn meniscus, ligament injury or knee fracture.
You may experience knee pain in the morning and after a period of inactivity at the beginning of osteoarthritis.
Apparently from nowhere can come the knee pain and progress in intensity.
Knee arthritis can cause swelling and tenderness.
Because of the formation of bone spurs, the swollen knee can either be hard or soft as extra fluid collects around the joint.
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This damage to the cartilage can make the knee joints difficult to move smoothly.
Could weaken the muscles around the knee.
This may reveal a sunken appearance, and the knees may begin pointing towards each other or bending outwards.
Knee deformities range from barely noticeable to severe.
One change you can't see is the loss of joint space in plain sight.
Cartilage usually takes up space around the bones, where it acts as a joint cushion.
Read the original article "Symptoms of arthritis: The telling signs that you may have the condition in your knees" at https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1294045/arthritis-symptoms-signs-knees-pain-swelling-crepitus