The knee osteoarthritis, or arthritic knee corresponds to a wear of the cartilage of the knee. Both knees are usually affected. Appropriate care is recommended to relieve pain and fight against the discomfort of osteoarthritis. Even if the patient is tempted to stop any activity, it is important to apply the joints regularly but not excessively. This contributes to the maintenance of the cartilage and limits the aggravation of osteoarthritis.
In case of arthritic knee, it is better to limit its perimeter of walking.
FALSE! Walking is essential to limit worsening osteoarthritis
and its consequences. In fact, the cartilage
of the knee is a little vascularised tissue, its nutrition depends on the movement of the joint
. By continuing to walk moderately, mobility capital is maintained and preserved.