Osteoarthritis is degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but most commonly affected joints are knees, spine, hips and hands. It affects mostly middle aged and elderly individual. In our area Chandigarh, Mohali, Zirakpur and Panchkula large number of middle and elderly age group people are suffering from osteoarthritis of knee, spine and hips Osteoarthritis of Knee Joints makes knee joint painful while walking leading to chronic pain in knees and in certain individual it can lead to knee deformity that’s bowing of knees, so if these kind of symptoms are present, it should alert patient to make visit to best orthopedic doctor in Chandigarh dealing with knee problem. Knee pain related to knee Osteo-Arthritis could be easily treated by conservative measures and very few patients’ needs surgical management like knee replacement.
Below we will discuss few measures and tips to prevent knee replacement by conservative means, Knee replacement is last option if all conservative measures exhaust. If you want your detail assessment for conservative treatment you can see your healthcare provider or you can fix appointment with us for tele video online e-consultation on what’s app for further discussion on your orthopedic knee joint problem by sitting anywhere in India. If you are in Chandigarh you can visit us at our Orthopedics Clinic in Sector 34, Dr Jaspreet Sran is highly experienced orthopedic doctor in Chandigarh, one of best knee replacement surgeons in Chandigarh, dealing with knee osteoarthritis treatment both by conservative measures and last resort as knee replacement surgery.
Risk Factors for Osteoarthritis of Knee
Joints may lead to pain in both knees and eventually osteoarthritis and visits knee replacement surgeons in Chandigarh or ortho surgeons in Chandigarh. Incase anyone wants to avoid visits knee replacement doctors in Chandigarh one has to take care of following factors to keep their knee health and pain free and avoid osteoarthritis of knees.
Avoid being overweight can put stress over weight bearing joints which may prone weight bearing joints to trauma, early degeneration and meniscus injuries by trivial trauma and hence forth leading to osteoarthritic changes over span of years.
Avoid injury and overuse of knee joints in certain sports activities knees is more prone to injuries and thus leading to degenerative changes over span of years and certain life style habits like squatting and doing work also predispose knee to trauma like in Indian females most of household works are done by squatting and moving like cleaning and mopping of floors and also predispose knee joints to injuries hence increased chance of osteoarthritis in Indian females.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis Knee
Common symptom of Osteoarthritis of knee joint is pain in one or both knee joint, knee degenerative changes progress over years, each person is different as far discomfort due arthritis of knees. Knee joint pain can occur while getting in and out of chairs after period of rest, history of difficulty in climbing/coming down stairs with difficulty as disease progress. Stiffness of knee joint also commonly occurs after inactivity/prolonged sitting., In advanced stages grinding feeling or crepitus noise can be felt when cartilage wears and bony surfaces rub. If these symptoms are present on should seek help from healthcare provider or visit our ortho clinic which provides one best care in knee joint problem and Dr Sran is one of best knee replacement doctor in Chandigarh, who can guide you about right time for knee replacement and how other measures like knee supplements, knee braces and life style modifications, walking aids and certain health tips to delay knee replacement for years if possible in your case.
Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis Knee
This is done by your, orthopedic surgeon/ knee specialist by way physical examination, he may look for your range of movement is it decreased or normal, Is movement at knee joints painful or pain free, he may also note grinding sensation / crepitus of your knee joints by placing hand over them and moving knee joints with other hand, he may also acess the stability of ligaments by certain medio-lateral and antero-posterior movements. He will also look out for bend knee which can’t be straightened called as fixed flexion deformities or bowing of knees called as varus deformities, may also ask you walk to access your gait stability.
Management of Knee Osteoarthritis
Depending upon your physical examination and history he will access your disability and will guide you regarding various modalities of treatment for your knee osteoarthritis weather you knee only joint supplements and on and off pain relievers, local application certain pain oils, heat /cold packs, knee exercises help to maintain joint mobility and decrease stiffness, weight loss program which may include diet modification and exercises, as we know that increased bodyweight puts more stress on knee and hip joints losing weight off loads these joints and may lead to decrease in pain and increased quality of life, knee supports in form simple knee caps or hinged braces also called as knee osteoarthritis braces there are many different kind of braces, your orthopedic surgeon will guide you about right brace required as per your grade of arthritis, further he may guide about walking aids like sticks to offload knee joint stress and preventive measures to prevent fall and dressing techniques to change clothes and wear shoes without discomfort as this problem knee osteoarthritis commonly affects middle aged to elderly population. He may also guide you about viscosupplementation that artificial thick fluid mimic the normal knee joint fliud to provide correct amount lubrication by the way of injection into knee joint which outpatient procedure and can be performed in orthopedic clinic. Above measures if taken under supervision of your orthopedic doctor can help in great way in relieving pain of patient and improving quality of life of patient. Dr Jaspreet Sran is their to provide best guidance to his patients to lead high quality of by way of Tele Consultation to patients across India, If you looking out for best orthopedic doctor in Chandigarh and can visit his clinic, he will happy to guide you.
If all the above measures may not be helpful to his patient, he may discuss with you about operative options like knee arthroscopy, partial knee replacement, Total knee replacement in case of knee osteoarthritis and for hip osteoarthritis procedures like hip replacement, total hip replacement are needed depending upon stage of arthritic disease. If you have more questions please contact us through our telemedicine clinic as we are one of best orthopedic doctor in Chandigarh or you can also plan to visit our ortho doctor in Chandigarh in person by booking an appointment with us.