What is Knee Degeneration?
Osteoarthritis is commonly referred to as “wear and tear” arthritis. When the cartilage cushion in the knee joint wears away, the bones in the joint begin rubbing together. Swelling, stiffness, limited mobility, and general pain are symptoms associated with this. One may also hear a cracking or creaking noise when moving their knee. While knee degeneration tends to be contributed to age, young people can still get it too.
Having repetitive stress injuries in the knee can also lead to knee degeneration. Weight is also a factor as it adds pressure to the body’s joints. However, athletes can also suffer from osteoarthritis. Soccer players, long distance runners, and tennis players hold the highest risk.