As the largest joint in the body, the knee is designed for both mobility and stability. It is a weight-bearing joint comprised of three joints, as well as four bones. The osseous joints in the knee include the tibio-femoral joint, patella-femoral joint and tibio-fibular joint.
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To understand the joint complex in the knee, each joint and the bones that are connected within joints, must be considered individually. These include:
Rheumatoid arthritis can affect other parts of the body including organs like the heart and lungs, and can even cause fatigue. The cause of Rheumatoid arthritis is not fully known. It is considered an autoimmune disease, where the cells of the body attack themselves. Although it is a chronic condition, individuals can have periods of little to no symptoms mixed with acute or symptomatic periods. There can be a genetic component to this disease.
The ideal treatment involves a combination of medication, rest, joint range of motion and strengthening exercises, joint protection strategies, such as bracing and splinting, and patient education. Restoring range of motion and strength is important to maintaining function. Protecting the joint through education about movement, and bracing and splinting when necessary can help reduce further joint damage. Treatment is customized depending on the individual’s age, level of function, acute versus chronic flare ups, pain level and general health.
Early aggressive medical care is recommended for individuals with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Interventions may include the following:
If you are experiencing persistent or chronic knee arthritis, pain management intervention can assist in managing both acute and chronic pain. Avoiding the activities that cause or exacerbate pain is the first line of treatment, as is using at-home methods such as RICE (rest-ice-compression-elevation) and temporary immobilization techniques such as bracing, taping, strapping or splinting.
Additional pain management interventions may include:
The prognosis for individuals affected by arthritis of the knee will depend on a number of factors, including the type of arthritis that is causing symptoms (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis), the severity of the joint damage and cartilage degeneration, the strength and flexibility of the joint, and other factors such as the age, weight, level of physical fitness and overall health of the individual. The timing and type of treatment utilized will also affect arthritis outcomes.
It is best to discuss outcomes and prognosis based on the level of severity of the condition with your doctor. This can be the most important factor in affecting the outcome of treatment.
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