Who is more likely to get osteoarthritis?

- Mar 18, 2020-

Who is more likely to get osteoarthritis? 


Osteoarthritis is like the wearing and aging of machine parts. To a large extent, it is a natural process of aging. Therefore, many of our old friends will experience symptoms of joint pain, stiffness, and even "locking feeling" to varying degrees. And as you get older, your chances of getting sick are increasing. But even people of the same age have different knee joints. Different people have different ages when they develop knee arthritis. Even in recent years, the age of onset of osteoarthritis is gradually becoming younger. So, besides age, who is more likely to get osteoarthritis? 


1.Overweight person

The incidence of knee osteoarthritis in obese people is much higher than in normal weight people. Overweight and obesity cause changes in the knee joint force. The greater the weight, the greater the joint force. At the same time, excessive obesity can cause uneven force and deform the joints.


2. People with injured knees

If the ligaments and meniscus of the knee joint are damaged, the knee joint will be unstable and the cartilage of the joint will be easily worn.


3. People with deformed legs

When the joint is in the normal position, the force is uniform. Once deformity (congenital or traumatic) occurs, such as varus deformity (O-shaped leg), valgus deformity (X-shaped leg) of the knee joint, which can cause joint malocclusion, which can cause articular cartilage damage.


4.Female

Women often wear high heels, which increases the stress on the knee joint when walking, and changes the stress point of the knee joint. In the long run, it will increase the degree and speed of knee degeneration, especially when going up and down stairs in high heels.


5. People engaged in special occupations

Often wearing high heels increases the stress on the knee joint when walking, and changes the stress point of the knee joint. In the long run, it will increase the degree and speed of knee degeneration, especially when going up and down stairs in high heels.


6. Excessive exercise

In recent years, more and more patients with knee injuries due to overloaded exercise and high-intensity training are clinically increasing. Walking too much, too frequently, and misaligned postures may cause chronic joint injuries, and damage to muscles, bones, etc. It may also have adverse effects. For people who are particularly obese or have joint problems, excessive weight-bearing exercise may increase the wear of joint cartilage. He is suffering from "osteoarthritis". If he exercises blindly or adopts inappropriate exercise methods, it will easily cause the disease to worsen.


7. Sedentary

The medical journal "Journal of Orthopaedics and Sports Physiotherapy" pointed out that the incidence of arthritis in athletic runners was 13.3%, the incidence of arthritis in sedentary people was 10.2%, while the incidence of arthritis in fitness runners was only Is 3.5%. This shows that both people who are overactive and sedentary are at a relatively high risk of arthritis. 


Age and heredity are factors that cannot be ignored, and injury and overuse are the most important causes of knee osteoarthritis.