Osteoarthritis of the knee
In a healthy state, joint cartilage facilitates the movement of the joints and provides a cushioning effect. Osteoarthritis is a sign of wear and tear of these joint surfaces. Gonarthrosis, i.e. osteoarthritis of the knee joint, is one of the most common disorders of the knee. Consequences of this wear and tear and destruction of the joint cartilage are pain, stiffness and instability of the knee. Age-related wear and tear is not the only cause of cartilage damage. It can also result from the interaction of several causes.
The wear and tear of the joint cartilage is degenerative. That means it cannot be healed. Therefore, the focus of treatment is to reduce the pain caused by the osteoarthritis of the knee and to keep the knee mobile to limit the progression of the osteoarthritis. In cases of advanced osteoarthritis, an artificial joint replacement may be required as a last resort. The earlier an onset of osteoarthritis is detected, the more effectively action can be taken. The aim, however, is to take preventative measures to avoid damage to the cartilage.
Persistent knee pain should always be checked by a doctor, who will make an exact diagnosis and start treatment.
For strong, healthy knees
We have put together a few exercises for you that help to strengthen your legs and therefore also your knees or support recovery after an injury. They are easy to do and you can incorporate them into your daily routine for best results.
If you are suffering from an acute injury, please consult your doctor first. Your doctor will tell you which of the exercises are suitable for you.
Relief for osteoarthritis of the knee with JuzoFlex Genu Xtra
JuzoFlex Genu Xtra supports and relieves the knee joint. The compression effect of the knee support also alleviates pain during movement. This is important because gentle mobilisation is a particularly essential factor during the healing process. Movement stimulates circulation in the knee joint and therefore the supply of nutrients to joint cartilage, which is compromised in the case of osteoarthritis of the knee. This positive effect is additionally increased with a gentle massage effect by the friction nubs of the patella ring. The patella ring also ensures that the fluid which causes swelling is massaged, draining it from the tissue that surrounds the kneecap.