How to prevent Knee Arthritis in Young People

In the past decades, our society has seen lots of change because of prosperity. But sadly, the incidence of many diseases has also increased. Now even young people suffer from Arthritis of the Knee.

Out of the different types of knee arthritis, Osteo Arthritis is the commonest. It is followed by Rheumatoid Arthritis and Traumatic Arthritis [Arthritis as a result of injury]. Although older people more commonly suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee, young people can get it, too.

For some it may be hereditary.

For others, osteoarthritis of the knee can result from injury or infection or even from being overweight.

Being overweight, lack of physical exercise, improper nutrition, improper bone growth and inadequate bone vitality lead to joint disease, mainly arthritis, where the cartilage between the weight bearing bones is worn out.

This leads to gradually increasing pain, which eventually becomes unbearable. The patient may also experience instability during walking or daily activities.

Fortunately, the severely painful joint diseases of the knee and hip can be cured; first with medicines and later with total joint replacement surgery, which is a onetime permanent solution for the painful condition.

But there are many things young people can do to prevent Arthritis of the Knee. This table shows some of the common reasons of Knee Arthritis and how to prevent Knee Arthritis.

1. The average weight of most people has increased. Keep weight in normal limits.
2. Most people are in the habit of sitting for long durations. Take a walk every 30 minutes.
3. Eating oily and easily digestible food with preservatives. Eat healthy foods.
4. Lack of essential nutrients like calcium, iron, vitamins. Eat fruits every day.
5. Inadequate exposure to sunlight. Walk in the sunshine.
6. Lack of physical exercise has led to stress. Take exercise regularly.