Painful Knees During Activities? Read About Early OA
Early stage of osteoarthritis, considered a whole joint disease.
The past imaging techniques were based on radiographs while presently pre-radiographic structural tissue changes are considered. 
- Treatable by medical professionals
- Medical diagnosis is required
- Lab tests and imaging are always done
Early OA is marked by development of small lumps of bone called osteophytes around the knee. Rupture of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can occur due to injury, ageing, or hereditary factors which leads to consequent issues of meniscal injury, cartilage damage and bone contusion. The cartilage damage is not much considerable.
Many people dont notice symptoms of early OA which hampers treatment.
Pain: Around the knee, related to activities
Pain becomes intense and constant as OA advances.
Stiffness and aching: In joints
Self-care: Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising routinely keeps the joint mobile and relieves of the symptoms to some extent.
Medications: Supplements of glucosamine and chondroitin may help in relieving minor symptoms of early OA. Analgesics can be taken to help with pain but should not be taken for more than 10 days without consultation.
Specialists: Though presently the doctor wont take extensive measures in this stage, acupuncture and topical creams may be recommended by some. Orthopedics is one of our specialities at mfine, engage with us for salubrious treatment and well be there for you instantly.