Causes of Knee Pain vary with age.
-In Young Individuals (16-45) – Knee pain usually occurs due to sports injuries, direct trauma like accidents, twisting injuries, Rheumatoid Arthritis etc
– In Older Individuals (45- and above) – The common causes of Knee pain are Osteoarthritis, injuries etc.
Osteoarthritis is a term given to a condition when the cartilage covering the femur and tibia gets denuded. This leads to both the bones grinding with each other. The grinding of the bones cause pain and deformed legs. The best way to treat this condition is to physically cover the injured bones by means of a knee implant and inserting a spacer in between them to facilitate smooth motion. This process is called knee replacement.
For more queries come and meet Dr Hardeep Singh Santokh MS Ortho, Joint replacement surgeon at Santokh Hospital, Chandigarh.