Knee arthritis

We slowly lose knee cartilage with age (figure). With less cartilage the knee may start to hurt.1 The heavier you are, the more knee arthritis may bother you.2,3

Here is a video about knee arthritis.


Figure: knee arthritis

Signs and symptoms1
You may notice pain, grinding, and stiffness, particularly in the morning. The disease develops slowly. But if the first time you notice arthritis pain is after a twist or a fall; it might feel like an injury.

Knee arthritis can be diagnosed based on symptoms and examination. X-rays might be taken to exclude other problems or to help determine if surgery is an option.