If you suffer from knee arthritis, then take the first step towards recovery by visiting PALLADION. Do not forget that many athletes, due to the demanding physical exercise they do, suffer from arthritis in the knee. That hasn’t stopped them from exercising. These people are a great example not only for younger but also for older people.
All people, irrespective of their age, have a right to quality life. Our obligation is to support you in this effort you make. We are waiting for you, to begin a new chapter in your life together, so that we give an example of strength to those who need it!
In preparing a personalised rehabilitation we consider the following:
- The patient’s history
- Their lifestyle and daily living needs.
- Their psychological state
- Any form of special conditions that may arise during or after the treatment.
The PALLADION team is, right from the start, an ally for the person suffering from knee arthritis, while aiming at improving their functionality.
7 questions about knee arthritis
What is knee arthritis?
Knee arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the joints of the knee, causing wear and malfunction of the structural parts of the joint, the articular cartilage of the meniscus and the subchondral bones.
What are the three types of arthritis in the knee?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type. It is a progressive degenerative disease in which the articular cartilage that covers the bones of the joint gradually wears away. The second type is rheumatoid arthritis. It is an inflammatory type of arthritis that can destroy the joint, usually affects both knees, and may occur at any age. Lastly, the third type is post-traumatic arthritis, which may develop following an injury to the knee, such as a fracture, torn ligament or meniscus tear, and is similar to osteoarthritis.
Can knee arthritis be hereditary?
One of the three basic types of knee arthritis, i.e. osteoarthritis, is also associated with hereditary factors, as well as with the patient’s metabolism and environment. It is important to note that women suffer from knee arthritis at a higher rate than men.
At what age do the various forms of knee arthritis occur?
It depends on the type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis mostly affects elderly people. Rheumatoid arthritis may affect people of any age. Post-traumatic arthritis, as it is reasonable to expect, also affects people at any age, as it is caused by injury (e.g. fracture, torn ligament, meniscus tear, etc.).
What are the effects of knee arthritis?
Pain is the first and foremost effect. The symptoms vary depending on the type of arthritis, the patient’s general health and physical state (weight, dietary habits, physical exercise, etc.). Osteoarthritis is a degenerative progressive disease, thus the symptoms intensify over time.
Can knee arthritis be treated?
Thanks to the current scientific progress, knee arthritis can be treated. Surgical treatment is recommended in certain cases.
What cutting-edge medical practices are implemented at PALLADION for the rehabilitation of patients suffering from knee arthritis?
PALLADION focuses on treating pain. This is the first symptom to be addressed, for the patient to manage to take part in our comprehensive rehabilitation programme. Our specialised team is composed of doctors, ergotherapists, physiotherapists, and psychologists, properly trained for addressing the symptoms, with a view to ultimately achieving rehabilitation. Collaboration with the patient is the secret of success. This practically means that we closely monitor the patient’s progress during treatment. The cutting-edge medical devices make our specialists’ and the patient’s effort easier, as they guarantee the success of the programme.