What is Knee Calcification? Why Does It Happen? What is the treatment?

What is Knee Calcification? What causes it and what is its treatment?
What is Knee Calcification? What causes it and what is its treatment?

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Associate Professor Ahmet İnanır gave important information about the subject. Early diagnosis is important in order not to be late for treatment in knee calcification, which starts with pain in the knee (climbing stairs, climbing up or standing up).

What is knee arthritis?

The medical meaning of the expression as calcification among the people is the deterioration of the cartilage in the knee interval and bone growth at the joint edges. In addition, the loss of mass of cartilage causes degeneration in the bone under the cartilage. It is the most common joint disease in people over the age of 50. It is a disease of middle and old age and rarely seen before the age of 40. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body. The joints most frequently affected are hands, hip, knee and spine. Cartilage deterioration can range from mild to severe losses. The sooner precautions are taken, the easier we have the chance of treatment.

What are the symptoms?

Joint calcification can cause pain, stiffness, locking, swelling, and difficulty walking. Ache; is the most common complaint. It initially occurs during movement or later in the day and is relaxed with listening. As the disorders in the joint cartilage progress, pain may be felt while carrying loads, climbing stairs, climbing uphill or even at rest. Stiffness can occur in the morning or after prolonged inactivity and lasts for a short time. The joint appears to be swollen due to the limitation of joint movements and bone protrusions. Although the complaints feel like they go away from time to time, problems may increase and reappear after years.

Causes that trigger?

Obesity is the leading cause of cartilage degeneration in the joint. Uncontrolled sports movements can also be considered at the beginning of the reasons that develop calcification. Osteoarthritis is a disease of middle and old age. It is rare before the age of 40. With aging, changes occur in the articular cartilage and consequently its endurance decreases. For this reason, the incidence of osteoarthritis increases with age. Women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis. It is now known that genetic factors play a role in osteoarthritis. In addition, diseases such as Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, paget's disease, septic arthritis and congenital hip dislocation increase the risk of developing calcification.

How is it diagnosed?

Although the main thing is the examination, direct radiography - X-ray; It does not show the severity of the complaints sufficiently. CT, MRI, USG are methods that can be used in terms of detail. It should also be noted that there may be differences among patients who have the same results in the tests. While some experience severe pain, another patient with the same result may not feel any pain.

What is the treatment?

Treatment should be planned in accordance with the stage and severity of the disease. The first step in treatment should be the education of the patient. In other words, we should increase the cognition and awareness of the patient so that the patient can protect himself. The joint with arthritis should be taught to avoid overuse. Weight loss is the most important treatment. Regular exercise is essential. We would like to point out that we do not recommend pain medication. Among the physical therapy applications, classical physical therapy should not be satisfied with additional combinations. We do not recommend classical pain relievers. However, the use of drugs that support cartilage formation should be recommended according to the patient. Between intra-articular injections, cortisone injection should be considered last in order to relax the patient in periods of joint swelling or if no other procedure can be performed in elderly patients. In addition, drugs that increase joint lubricity can be injected into the joint. Frequently used PRP, ozone, prolotherapy, neural therapy, dry needling, acupuncture, kinesiobanding, manual therapy alone are insufficient in the treatment of calcification. We would like to point out that arthritis cannot be cured with hijama, leech, massage. Nowadays, Stem Cell applications obtained from abdominal fat have been used as a more prominent treatment with the highest chance of producing solutions. However, since we see the insufficiency of only one method, it is very important to make combinations again. Patients who do not benefit from medical treatment methods are obliged to surgical treatment. These are arthroscopic cleaning, bone correction operations, joint prostheses. It should be noted here that prostheses are not durable for life.

What is the importance of weight in knee calcification?

Obesity is the leading disease in terms of arthritis. Obesity directly affects the joint cartilage.

Producing Women Festival in Denizli will be held on 19-21 January 2024

The Metropolitan Producing Women Festival, which will be held for the 3rd time by Denizli Metropolitan Municipality, will be held on 19-20-21 January 2024. Those who want to contribute to their family economy by exhibiting their handmade products [more...]

China Decided to Discount Visa Fees by 25 Percent

In the statement made by the Consular Affairs Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was reported that visa fees for entering China have been gradually reduced. According to the statement, COVID-19 will be classified as "Category A" as of January 8. [more...]

China Releases Action Plan to Improve Air Quality

China's State Council has released an action plan to improve air quality as part of the country's efforts to promote high-quality economic development. Plan encourages green industry transitions [more...]

Erkilet Boulevard Gets a Renewed Road Worth 15 Million TL

Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç gives immediate instructions upon the request of the headmen and gives Erkilet Boulevard, which has completed its economic life, a renewed road worth 15 million TL. Erkilet [more...]

Ideas That Will Shape the Future of Libraries Will Be Discussed in Ankara

Turkey's first idea marathon in the field of librarianship is organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Ankara on 11-12 December 2023. According to the statement made by the Ministry, Libraries and Publications General [more...]

25 Million TL Support from Red Crescent to Earthquake Victims

607 tradesmen affected by the Kahramanmaraş earthquakes benefited from the Red Crescent's Tradesman Support Project, which provides cash aid to small-scale tradesmen and enables them to reactivate their workplaces. In cities in the earthquake zone [more...]

Swimming Training for 7 Thousand 500 Students in Konya

The third term training of the "No One Who Can Swim" project carried out by Konya Metropolitan Municipality has started. Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay said, “In the first stage, Meram, Karatay, Çumra, [more...]

AOÇ Women's Cooperatives Support Farmers by Selling Products Without Intermediaries

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı sells the products produced by women's cooperatives and unions established by Atatürk Forest Farm (AOÇ) with permission from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to the end consumer. [more...]

Landslide in Zonguldak: There are People Trapped Under the Ruin

Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) Presidency announced that a two-storey house in Zonguldak collapsed due to a landslide. In the statement made by AFAD, around 20.00:XNUMX in Asma neighborhood Tulubaüstü [more...]

Count Species Event was Held in Ormanya with 113 Different Species

Citizen Science Event “Tür Say” organized by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality was held in Ormanya. In the event known as Bioblitz and called Tür Say in Turkey, the flora and fauna of the region [more...]

750 TL Education Aid from Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to Istanbul Students

This year, IMM supports children from Istanbul who are educated at primary and high school levels. This year, 83 thousand children will benefit from the 'So You Read' education aid. [more...]

Earthquake Life Symposium Held in Izmir

"Living with Earthquake Symposium" was held in cooperation with Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Izmir City Council and TMMOB Chamber of Architects Izmir Branch. The outputs of the symposium will be compiled into a book and provided guidance to relevant institutions and organizations. [more...]
done :8
done :8