The knee is a significant part of our body, which supports us while standing and bears the entire burden of the body on it. Quite obvious, it may start complaining and won’t co-operate without paining you. The many reasons for knee pains include past and current injuries due to accidents or any other reason, but the most common is ageing.
Let’s look into the type of knee pain you suffer due to ageing.
Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for knee pain. It mainly happens due to ageing when the cartilage that enables smooth movement of bones in the joint tears away or breaks down, resulting in friction inside the joints.
It usually happens at the point where the shin bone and thigh bone meet or between the kneecap and the thigh bone.
When this condition occurs, it’s crucial to get knee osteoarthritis surgery done as early as possible to prevent further damage.
Why Consult A Doctor?
You cannot diagnose the knee pain problem yourself, as it’s a complex thing to do. Naturally, movement of joints should be without any pain, and so applies to the knee too.
Therefore, you should pay attention to any slight discomfort or stiffness in the knee as early as possible. This situation should immediately call for action to see a doctor immediately. Let’s dig out further what kind of treatments is available to treat knee pains.
You can either go with knee osteoarthritis surgery (ผ่าตัด ข้อ เข่า เสื่อม, which is the term in Thai) with or without knee replacement.
Without Knee Replacement
This methodology is recommended for young patients or patients below the age of 60 years, where the situation gets normal after three months of surgery, whether operated on both the knees and single.
With Knee Replacement
- It replaces all the damaged areas of the knees.
- The artificial knee is the same size as the natural knee.
- Suitable for patients having several joint surface damage, apparently distorted knees, or in case of reduced stability of the ligaments holding the knee joint.
- This surgery ensures no deterioration of the joints in the future, making the patient carefree with his knee problems.
It’s obvious to develop knee pains after a certain age. It may be due to the wear and tear of the knees for all these years. Or it could be due to long-standing working hours or a past injury or present one. Whenever you feel discomfort in your knees, you should consult a knee specialist immediately. If you want to walk, climb and move around on your legs without pain, finding a solution to your knee problem should be a priority on your bucket list.