Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. It is a degenerative, "wear-and-tear" type of arthritis that occurs most often in people 50 years of age and older, although it may occur in younger people, too. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the knee joint gradually wears away. As the cartilage wears away, it becomes frayed and rough, and the protective space between the bones decreases. This can result in bone rubbing on bone and produce painful bone spurs.
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The joint may become stiff and swollen, making it difficult to bend and straighten the knee
Pain and swelling may be worse in the morning, or after sitting or resting
Vigorous activity may cause pain to flare up
Loose fragments of cartilage and other tissue can interfere with the smooth motion of joints. The knee may "lock" or "stick" during movement. It may creak, click, snap or make a grinding noise (crepitus
Pain may cause a feeling of weakness or buckling in the knee.
Many people with arthritis note increased joint pain with changes in the weather.