Symptom: Stiff knee



DESCRIPTION: A stiff knee occurs when you have difficulty moving the knee joint due to injury to or inflammation of the joint. Anything that leads to restricted movement of the knee joint may be considered to cause stiffness of the knee. Four ligaments are important in maintaining the stability and function of the knee joint, the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, and the medial and lateral collateral ligaments. The menisci are two pieces of cartilage that permit the bones of the knee joint to move smoothly against one another. Injuries to these structures may restrict movement of the knee joint. Other traumatic causes of stiff knee include fractures of bone, inflammation of tendons or bursae, or damage to the cartilage of the kneecap. Injuries may be sudden or may develop slowly over time. The different forms of arthritis are the most common chronic diseases to affect the knee. Osteoarthritis results from wear and tear on the joint, while rheumatoid arthritis (chronic autoimmune disease characterized by joint inflammation) arises from a dysfunction of the body’s immune system. Rarely, tumors and infections of the knee joint and surrounding areas may produce a stiff knee.

Conditions Stiff knee is associated with (including variations in spelling):

Degenerative arthritis | Joint disease | Joint disorder | Joint health | Knee osteoarthritis | OA | Osteoarthritis |

Diseases associated with Stiff knee:

Osteoarthritis |

EAP product(s) which may assist with Stiff knee :

OmniFlex |




List of other EAP products:

OmniFlex | ThioGel | ThioGel - L |

 

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