Straightforwardly, we can divide arthrosis into two types (which will help a lot to understand the causes): primary arthrosis and secondary arthrosis.
In primary arthrosis, there is no direct cause. It is more related to the natural aging process and the wear and tear of the knee. Generally, these conditions are progressive and chronic. They can be associated with overweight, family history (some theories show a genetic predisposition), and loss of muscle mass.
In general, women tend to be more affected by arthrosis than men. In addition, people with high-impact activities (sports or even at work) are also at greater risk of developing arthrosis of the knees.
Already the secondary osteoarthritis is a little different. In these cases, some disease or condition leads to the development of knee arthrosis, which is usually even more intense and affects younger people.
For example, we may have a case of knee arthrosis or osteoarthritis in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that leads to joint inflammation and can affect the knees. When not properly treated, this inflammation dramatically accelerates the wear of the knee, which can lead to the development of arthrosis, even in very young patients.
Another example of secondary arthrosis is after a fractured knee. In these cases, there may be a severe injury to the cartilage or a deformity in the knee, leading to early osteoarthritis. It is essential to always look at the patient as a whole, not just the knee! This complete assessment will allow a full understanding of your condition, a fundamental step in deciding on the best treatment for knee osteoarthritis treatment (แนวทาง การ รักษา โรค ข้อ เข่า เสื่อม which is the term in Thai).
Causes And Risk Factors For Knee Arthrosis
In the vast majority of cases, knee arthrosis is primary, with no defined cause. So how do you know if it’s osteoarthritis in my knee? What will I feel if I have arthrosis in my knee?