Knee Arthritis Treatment
Arthritis in the Knee
Arthritis in the Knee is the inflammation or irritation of the knee joint and is usually accompanied by swelling, tenderness to the touch and painful movement. The knee joint tends to hurt most when you flex or straighten the knee as the whole joint socket is affected. It can be due to either osteoarthritis knee or rheumatoid arthritis knee causes.
As we age (particularly 40+), our tissues and bodily structures (especially joints) tend to repair themselves at a slower level and depending on our lifestyle and diet, may not repair themselves adequately – the result is arthritis, particularly knee arthritis. It appears that the most common cause of knee arthritis is actually Knee Osteoarthritis followed by Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bursitis Knee and other general inflammatory conditions of the knee like Runner’s Knee.
Knee Arthritis Symptoms
Knee Arthritis Symptoms from Osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis in the knee) are believed to be caused by normal wear and tear as you age, or by an out of balance immune system that is attacking your joint tissues as in Rheumatoid Arthritis. These are the two most common forms of arthritis that can affect your knee joint. Here are the most common symptoms of knee arthritis:
- Pain Upon Extension
- Limited Range of Movement
- Joint Swelling or Redness
- Stiffness in Joints
- Tenderness in Your Knee Area
- Instability “feeling like your knee will buckle”
- Deformity of Your Knee Joint
It can also be due to performing excessive repetitive type movements, particularly when bending or straightening the knee joint with weight attached, as in bodybuilding exercises with excessive weight or improper form. This is also common amongst runners who either run on concrete and pound their cartilage into oblivion or run on an uneven surface and hyper-extend their knee joints.
Arthritis Knee Pain
Arthritis Knee Pain can be caused by a few different types of arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Bursitis. Arthritis Pain in the knees can also occur from an injury or trauma to the knee socket or by having too much weight placed on the joint socket, irritating and inflaming the knee.
Poor posture can also put undue stress on the knees and move them out of their natural alignment. There can be sharp or throbbing pain in either or both knees and you may even have trouble sleeping if you tend to move around a lot when you sleep.
Rheumatoid Arthritis in Knee
Rheumatoid Arthritis in Knee sockets are due to an infection that causes your own immune system to mistakenly attack your joints. It causes an inflammatory response by your body that eventually eats away your healthy joint tissues, causing chronic inflammation, swelling and painful joints.
It can cause permanent damage to your knee joint if you do not treat it quickly. You can heal from it if you treat the cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis and protect and repair your damaged joint tissues with natural supplementation, exercise and nutrition.
Osteoarthritis Knee is the most common form of arthritis in the knees. It has a progression from beginning to moderate to severe as shown in the above image. It is a wear and tear arthritis type that happens naturally when you age, but can happen prematurely if you perform repetitive type movements frequently and have too acidic a diet.
It can be healed in most cases by repairing your damaged cartilage, adding natural joint lubrication, reducing acids in your diet or adding more alkaline ones and strengthening the bones and joints that keep your knee joint in proper alignment. Using an arthritis knee brace can be helpful to take pressure off your damaged knee joint while you are repairing it with proper exercise, nutrition and supplementation.
Knee Brace for Osteoarthritis
Get a silicon insert knee brace for osteoarthritis to help give your knee proper support to prevent further knee damage and give you pain relief while you are healing. It will help keep your knee joint in proper alignment so it can heal in its proper form. Most osteoarthritis braces are not really that good and don’t support your knee enough to prevent damage and give you some pain relief.
Using a brace while you are healing is highly recommended as your joint can heal best when there is no inflammation or excess pressure on your knee joint and socket. Use your knee brace while you are actively taking healing supplementation and only take it off to do exercises till it is healed. You will be amazed at how much of a difference this can make in a full recovery.
Arthritis Knee Exercises
Performing regular arthritis knee exercises are proven to help you increase your joint flexibility, reduce pain and prevent frozen joints. It helps the supplements you take actually get to where they can help you. No circulation, no recovery. You can start by sitting in a chair and doing simple knee extensions.
Using an elastic exercise band can help you develop strength around your knee joints to take pressure off them so they can heal. Joining a gym, particularly one that has a warmed swimming pool is highly recommended as it is a joint friendly exercise. You can also do low to no impact cardio by using an exercise bike or elliptical trainer. This will also help you lose excess weight and take pressure off your joints.
Arthritis Knee Pain Relief
You can get real Arthritis Knee Pain Relief by using the following natural arthritis treatment recommendations:
- Take Natural Anti Inflammatory Supplements to give you immediate arthritis knee pain relief so you can being healing without inflammation and pain.
- Use a good topical pain reliever like Rub-On Relief to help stop deep arthritis pain while you heal naturally.
- Get an Osteoarthritis Knee Brace to provide support and stop damaging your knee bones and cartilage while you are repairing it with arthritis joint repair supplements.
- Perform Arthritis Knee Exercises to strengthen your knees, improve joint flexibility, and reduce osteoarthritis pain.
- Get a Far Infrared Heating Pad, and drape it over your elbow. This allows your muscles and connective tissues to relax and reduces inflammation and pain.
- Drink plenty of fluids, particularly Alkaline Water (removing acidity from the joints is extremely important and hydrating the joint keeps it operating smoothly and fluidly)
You can actually rebuild your knee socket by using a knee brace, stabilizing your knee while you are taking arthritis supplementation, doing arthritis joint friendly exercises and reducing acids in your diet. It will take a little time to do this but you can heal completely and open up a new life of mobility and pain free living.