In 1982, researchers from the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities came up with a set of questions that could be used to test an osteoarthritis victim's quality of life, and these questionnaires were called the WOMAC Osteoarthritis Index.
The knee joint is made up of several components that enable flexion and extension of the joint as well as limited internal and external rotation. This structural system facilitates movements such as squatting, walking, getting up and much more that is important throughout daily activities.
Although knee pain can be due to various causes, a torn meniscus is a common cause.
When an individual damages the cartilage or a meniscus in the knee, they may have the problem corrected by undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery
Water on the knee is the layman’s term for a medical condition called knee effusion. Knee effusion is characterized by swelling of the knees, either in one or both legs, and knee pain. Knee effusion happens for one of three reasons: an injury, a disease or overusing the knees.
If you suffer joint pain, not only will you constantly be uncomfortable, you will also suffer from mobility problems and may struggle with even the simplest of tasks. Experts have found that certain exercises and movements performed in water (i.e. a swimming pool) can help reduce joint pain and enhance mobility and flexibility.