Homeopathic Remedies For Knee Pain

Introduction

Knee joint pain is a very common complaint, being not only uncomfortable but causing lot of anxiety. It is often associated with ageing process but no age is immune. To study knee pain, one must be acquainted with anatomy of knee joint.

Treatment

Ankylosing spondyliti : This is the arthritis of the spine, resembling rheumatoid arthritis that may progress to bony ankylosis with lipping of vertebral margins. This disease is more common in the male often with the rheumatoid factor absent and the HLA antigen present. There is a striking association with the B27 tissue type and the strong familial aggregation suggest an important genetic factor, perhaps inherited as an autosomal dominant, the mechanism, however, remains obscure.

Psoriatic arthritis : It is the concurrence of psoriasis and polyarthritis, resembling rheumatoid arthritis but thought to be a specific disease entity, seronegative for rheumatoid factor and often involving the digits.

Rickets : It is a disease due to vitamin-D deficiency and characterized by overproduction and deficient calcification of osteoid tissue. It is associated with skeletal deformities, disturbances in growth, hypocalcemia, and sometimes tetany. It is usually accompanied by irritability, listlessness, and generalized muscular weakness. In this disese, fractures are frequent.

Osteoporosis : This is a condition of reduced bone mass, with decreased cortical thickness and a decrease in the number and size of the trabeculae of cancellous bone (but normal chemical composition). It results in increased fracture incidence. Osteoporosis is classified as primary (Type 1- postmenopausal osteoporosis; Type 2- age-associated osteoporosis; and idiopathic, which can affect juveniles, premenopausal women, and middle-aged men) and secondary osteoporosis (which results from an identifiable cause of bone mass loss).

Gout : It is a disorder of purine metabolism, occurring especially in men, characterized by a raised but variable blood uric acid level and severe recurrent acute arthritis of sudden onset resulting from deposition of crystals of sodium urate in connective tissues and articular cartilage. The most cases are inherited, resulting from a variety of abnormalities of purine metabolism. The familial aggregation is for the most part galtonian with a threshold of expression determined by the solubility of uric acid. However, gout is a feature of the Lesch-Nyhan syndrome an X-linked disorder.



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