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Arthritis in The knee

The most common form of knee arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA)
which is slowly degenerative disease
that causes the knee joints cartilage to wear away.



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Osteoarthritis knee                              Healthy Knee

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory type that
can destroy the joint cartilage. This can occur at any
age and typically affects both knees.

Symptoms are normally pain in the knee which is a gradual
process but not limited to onset pain. The joint may
become stiff and swollen making it hard to bend or straighten.
Pain also can occur when sitting for a prolonged period of time.

Post-traumatic Arthritis can develop after a surgery
to the knee. This type of arthritis is similar it
Osteoarthritis and may be develop years after a fracture,
ligament injury, or meniscus tear.

Some exercises that may help are;

Aqua fit

The buoyancy of the water doesn’t cause stress on the
joints making it easier and less tension.
The warmth of the water helps blood circulation.

Calf raises

Though some parts of your knee is moving,
the primary function is the contraction of
the calf muscle.


This stimulates the blood flow without
putting great pressure on the knees
like running or using the treadmill does.

Recumbent Bicycle

This machine allows the legs/knees to go
through a wider range of motion.
Different from the upright bike which
uses your knees to push and in return causes pain.

Flexibility stretches

This maintains the full range of motion with
minimal to no discomfort.


Please keep in mind, that any problems that you may have, always consult with a doctor prior to any physical activities.