Knee Calcification Symptoms and Treatment

Knee Calcification Symptoms and Treatment

Knee arthritis may occur due to reasons such as genetic or autoimmune disorders, infection and inflammation, decreased bone mass, and hypercalcemia. Knee arthritis, which usually occurs over the age of 50 and is more common in women, may show different symptoms depending on the level of arthritis.

Causes and treatment of knee arthritis

Symptoms of Arthritis in the Knee

  • Mild swelling around the joint,
  • Having difficulty walking, going up and down stairs,
  • A crackling sound when the joint is bent or moved,
  • Increased knee pain after activity or walking,
  • Limitation of movement due to progressive calcification

Knee Calcification Treatment

Although there is no treatment method that provides complete cure for knee arthritis, various treatments can be applied to reduce the symptoms of the disease and improve patient comfort. Non-surgical methods can reduce the patient's pain and slow down the rate of calcification. The patient's healthy weight loss and physical therapy exercises are among the non-surgical methods that can be effective in the treatment. One of the most effective methods used in the treatment of knee arthritis is knee replacement surgery. If the patient's pain gradually increases and daily life becomes difficult, knee replacement surgery is required.