In today’s world, especially in the big cities, the mobility of people become very high. So changing lifestyles, there are many activities to be done. But what if we have a physical problem, particularly disorders of the knee?
In young adults, the productive age between 20-40 years, a very high activity. Could be because of work or because of other activities, such as travel or recreation events this weekend with the family. Not to mention a lot at this age are very active in sports. At the age of 40 years, although it has entered a period of aging (degeneration), the activity of the elderly in urban areas is still very high. With such a lifestyle, problems arise associated with the joints.
Joints are a structure that connects the two pieces of bone. There are many types of joints in the human body, but the most is the kind of ‘synovial joints’. It is the greatest type of joint movement, such as the shoulder joint, elbow joint, hip joint and knee joint. For very high mobility activity, knee joint is the most widely joints cause complaints. Complaints in the knee joint can be pain, swelling, stiffness, sound in movement,and unstable. In those people young adults, knee complaints generally arise due to work-related activities, such as lifting a lot of heavy items, and often up and down stairs, or due to injury due to sports activities.
At the age of 40 years, joint complaints usually associated with joint degeneration condition and weight gain.
Knee Problems (Problems with Knee Joints)
In general, patients will say that his knee “sprain”. Problems ‘sprain’ is often underestimated, because usually after a ‘sprain’ the patient is still able to walk. But in fact, often times the ‘sprain’ to be very serious because it can cause injury to the joint cartilage, meniscus, and tendon (ligament).
Injury to these structures will not be detected by X-Ray, so if it is done X-ray examination will look normal. Since the X-ray can only detect abnormalities in the bone, such as a broken bone. As for the structural abnormalities seen in the joint examination required Magnetic Resonance Imagine (MRI).
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