FAQ - Knee Arthritis & Knee Joint Replacement

1) What is Knee Joints Arthritis?

The knee is the largest joint in the body. A healthy knee moves easily, allowing you to walk, turn, sit, stand up and squat without pain.


Due to continuous, regular and tiring use of the joints in our routine life, the bones touching each other, the membrane (cartilage) in between the bones gets damaged, often beyond the limit . This situation is called Arthritis

2) Causes of Arthritis

The process of Ageing


Body Weight - Due to heavy weight, all the joints , especially knee joints gets high pressure.


In women normally above 45 years, after the monthly period is completely stopped, chances are that the person may develop osteoporosis and the tear and wear of joints


Damage due to accidents


Excessive use of Knee Joints like sports, climbing up – down the stair case, standing for a long time etc,


Rheumatoid Arthritis



3) Primary symptoms of Arthritis


Pain in joints during walking etc. and it increases day by day and become unbearable.


Problems (pain) while sitting the legs crossed and while getting up after sitting for a while.


Problems while sitting with the knee folded like sitting in Indian type toilet.


Problems while climbing stair case (up-down motion)


Joints get stiff while getting in the morning.


Swelling in the joints


Losing balance while walking, and the fear of falling down


Uneven walking


Due to increase in body weight, problems like blood pressure, diabetes, kidney problems, heart problems and joints also damage further.


Due to dependency on others, the patient can develop depression, tension etc.

4) How to reduce problems of Arthritis

Reduce excessive weight - Keep watch on your diet and do exercise daily


Avoid taking unwanted load and keep control on your activities so that the joints should not experience a sudden jerk.


Avoid sitting with your legs crossed


Excessive use of stair case should be avoided.


Consult an experienced and expert Doctor