Osteoarthritis of Knee Joint

Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a degenerative disease that usually progresses slowly. It can damage any joint in your body, but most often affects joints in your hands, knees, hips, and spine. Middle-aged and older people are most susceptible to osteoarthritis.





  • Pain: If you’re dealing with pain and swelling, you may find that it’s worse in the morning or after a period of inactivity. Pain can also increase after certain activities, such as walking, stair climbing, or kneeling. However, there are things you can do to help ease the pain and swelling.
  • Tenderness: Joint may feel tender when you apply light pressure to it.
  • Stiffness: The joint may become stiff and swollen, making it difficult to bend or straighten the knee. Joint stiffness most noticeable when wake up in the morning or after a period of inactivity.
  • Loss of flexibility: You may not be able to move your joint through its full range of motion.
  • Grating sensation: You may hear or feel a grating sensation when you use the joint.
  • The pain may often cause a feeling of weakness in the knee and resulting in a “locking” or “buckling.”
    Many people with arthritis say that changes in the weather can affect their pain. Some say they can feel it when the barometer rises or falls, or when humidity increases.

As we age, our joints begin to feel more pain. This is because the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in our joints gradually deteriorates. When this happens, the surface of the cartilage becomes rough and the cartilage wears down completely.

  • Old Age: The risk of osteoarthritis increases with age.
  • Obesity: Obesity is a major risk factor for developing osteoarthritis. Why? because carrying extra weight puts stress on weight-bearing joints, and fat tissue produces proteins that cause harmful inflammation. The greater your weight, the greater your
    risk. So if you’re carrying around a few extra pounds, it’s time to do something about
  • Joint injuries: When you play sports or have an accident, unfortunately it does put you at greater risk for developing osteoarthritis later on in life.
  • Certain occupations: Over time, if your job requires you to perform tasks that put repetitive stress on a particular joint, that joint may develop osteoarthritis.
  • Genetics: Some people inherit a tendency to develop osteoarthritis.
  • Mechanical stress
  • Loss of strength in muscles
  • Mechanical injury
  • Over stress joints
  • Diabetes

At Kalp Health Care, our wise and empathetic professionals take a transparent and innovative approach to ensure you receive the highest quality care, personalized to your unique health journey.

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Our expert professionals conduct a thorough assessment, which includes:
    • Patient Symptom Evaluation: We listen attentively and patiently to understand your symptoms.
    • Posture Analysis: We assess your posture to identify potential issues.
    • Physical and Functional Assessment: A comprehensive evaluation of your physical health and functionality.
  • In-Depth Evaluation: To ensure a holistic understanding, we consider various factors, such as:
    • Radiological Findings: Incorporating X-Ray, MRI, CT scans, and clinical correlation.
    • Lab Reports: Analyzing laboratory test results for a complete picture.
    • Medication History: Documenting past and current medications.
    • Medical and Surgical History: Understanding your medical journey.
    • Lifestyle Factors: Exploring lifestyle, work patterns, and daily routines.
    • Nutritional Assessment: Evaluating diet and nutrition, emphasizing fibrous foods, minerals, and hydration.
  • Personalized Approach: We believe in patient-centric care, tailoring our assessments and recommendations to your specific needs:
    • Climate Considerations: Recognizing the impact of climate on health.
    • Family History: Considering hereditary factors.
    • Daily Activity: Analyzing your daily routine.
    • Metabolic Assessment: Understanding your metabolic activity.
    • Exercise Routine: Assessing your physical activity regimen.

At Kalp Health Care, we believe in precision and personalization, our wise and empathetic approach ensures that your treatment is innovative, transparent, and, above all, centered around your unique needs and holistic health.That’s why:

Individualized Approach: Our expert team crafts unique treatment protocols for each patient.

Unique Needs: Even if two patients have a similar diagnosis, their treatments are tailored to their specific requirements.

Comprehensive Assessment: We consider not only the diagnosis but also your overall well-being, including physical, mental, emotional, and psychological health.

Holistic Care: Our patient-centric philosophy means that:

A 360-Degree View: We take into account every aspect of your health and life that may impact your well-being.

Emphasis on Well-being: Your treatment plan is designed to address not just physical pain but also your mental and emotional health.

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I have been visiting the clinic for the past two years and my experience has been great. Dr. Kant is very knowledgeable and he treats his patients with full dedication and patience. I underwent treatment for my neck and back pain and I got relief after just a few sessions of dry needling. So, I would recommend everyone to visit KALP HEALTH CARE for any kind of physiotherapy treatment.

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At the age of 53, a back problem is scary when a doctor tells you that you need 10 days of bed rest or surgery! I went to Kalp expecting the usual steps of physiotherapy, but I couldn't even stand up straight or get out of bed without shooting pain. This is an example of not judging a book by its cover. Dr. Kant is a simple man but a magician when it comes to his treatment. He is passionate and positive about his treatment and knows the human body like the back of his hand. A dedicated team with Dr. Monika and Dr. Rakesh got me on my feet in just 3 days. This is the best treatment I could have asked for!

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Dr. Kant and his clinic are excellent in treating muscular and spinal issues - it's very clean and hygienic. Dr. Kant has great understanding and knowledge, quickly reaching to the root of what's wrong and able to provide Relief within a few sessions. I found a solution to my spine problem after seeking treatment from Dr. Kant - I had tried all kinds of treatments before but hadn't been able to find any relief.

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Who is a Kalp Specialist?

Dr. K. K. Kant is the Founder of Kalp Health Care, located in the sub-city of Dwarka, New Delhi.

There are trial & success methods to treat pain but as a seasoned  professionals, we know when and bhow to combine clinical reasoning with manual therapy, modalities, and recent EBP to restore mobility & rejuvenate life.

Dr. K. K. Kant has a keen interest in Ortho – Sports – Spine – Pelvic Floor – Foot field and advanced manual therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Older age. The risk of osteoarthritis increases with age.
  • Sex. Women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis, though it isn’t clear why.
  • Obesity.
  • Joint injuries.
  • Repeated stress on the joint.
  • Genetics.
  • Bone deformities.
  • Certain metabolic diseases.

Maintain a Healthy Weight. Excess weight puts additional pressure on weight-bearing joints, such as the hips and knees.

  • Control Blood Sugar.
  • Get Physical.
  • Protect Joints.
  • Choose a Healthy Lifestyle.

Physical therapy can help to reduce the pain, swelling, and stiffness of knee osteoarthritis, and it can help improve knee joint function. It can also make it easier for you to walk, bend, kneel, squat, and sit.

The more stress you’re under, the more destructive your inflammation and arthritis can become. Even people with the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, find that stress compounds their discomfort. Stress can cause you to tense up muscles, which only increases your joint pain.

If you are in a “flare-up episode of osteoarthritis”, that is to say when a joint is hot and swollen and more painful than usual it is recommended to rest the joint. This means for a knee or hip, for example, not putting weight on the affected side but to use crutches for walking during the painful period.