Arthritic Knee Pain information

Having arthritic knee pain can definitely hamper a person's active lifestyle!

Have you got knee arthritis? If yes and if it is hurting I am sure it would have changed your lifestyle a bit or you might have to adopt a major life style change.

Usually Osteoarthritis of the knee is the main disease associated with arthritis knee pain but there are some other diseases too which needs to be ruled out to find out the correct cause of knee pain.

Some of the other conditions which can lead to knee pain are Rheumatoid arthritis, Ligament injuries, torn cartilage in knee, swollen knees, septic arthritis, gout, pseudogout etc.


Sometimes generalized body pain is also can cause this kind of joint pain. When person is having whole body weakness or generalized tiredness it become very tough for person to walk and he can think it as a knee pain.

Let us understand our arthritis knee pain better by understanding the signs and symptoms and causes. Also we will see the different treatment options we have got here.

On this page we will see the signs and symptoms of arthritic knee pain. What are different treatment options for this kind of debilitating pain can be found here.

Arthritic Knee Pain Categories

arthritic knee pain

Knee pain can be caused by many different underlying pathologies which results into disease like knee arthritis, knee bursitis and others.

Knee pain can be broadly divided into 2 categories:

  • Acute knee Pain
  • Chronic Knee pain

Acute knee pain can be caused by sudden sports related knee injuries.

Chronic knee pain is caused by more of arthritis related problems like osteoarthritis of the knee, Rheumatoid arthritis and other different arthritis.

Acute Knee pain

What is Acute Pain or acute knee injury? When pain and signs and symptoms of inflammation start appearing in and around knee joint in less then 24 hour.It is kind of sudden knee pain that appears suddenly and it is kind of sharp knee pain.

Have you ever felt sudden knee pain? I am sure you must have seen those soccer players crying in pain holding their knee when opponent player suddenly do sliding tackle.

This results in sudden sharp knee pain along with some severe swelling of the knee joint.

Condition with acute knee pain:

  1. Anterior cruciate ligament injury
  2. Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  3. Medial and lateral collateral ligament injury
  4. Knee cartilage injuries
  5. Knee meniscus tear
  6. Hemarthrosis

Chronic Knee pain

In general chronic pain is defined or perceived as pain which is generally slow and kind of vague pain. It has been there for a while almost more that few months.

It is not sharp pain but kind of a dull pain and usually patient can not locate it to a particular area of the body but it is diffused.

Patient describes that the pain has been for few months now and it has started hampering activities of daily living.

Conditions with chronic knee pain:

  1. Osteoarthritis of the knee
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis
  3. Gout
  4. Septic arthritis and others.


Arthritic Knee pain Symptoms

Some of the commonest symptoms of knee arthritis are as follows:

  1. Pain with activities
  2. Knee joint movements are decreased
  3. knee joint stiffness
  4. Swollen Knees
  5. painful knee joint
  6. Sudden locking or popping
  7. Deformity of the joint

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