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Knee osteoarthritis is a condition that affects 1 in 5 adults over 45 in England. Although physical therapy coupled with exercises and weight loss can aid the treatment, the symptom in some patients may continue to worsen.

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If you are questioning why you got knee osteoarthritis, this article will give you a deeper insight into the common causes and risk factors.

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Arthritis is an inflammation of joints, and osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis, a degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of cartilage in joints, which occurs in the knees, hips, and spine. It can also occur in finger, thumb, or toe joints.

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Heat relaxes the muscles around the knee and also helps lubricate the knee joint. Moreover, it also helps relax the muscles and relieve joint stiffness. Similar to Heat Therapy Cold Therapy also helps get rid of joint pain, but it does this by inflammation in the joint. It also decreases the swelling and pain related to knee arthritis.

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Osteoarthritis is an age-related disease with means one's increases risk as one grows older. Therefore, as life expectancy continues to improve, there has been an attendant increase in the prevalence of the disease. Other risk factors for Osteoarthritis are: female sex, genetic factors, and previous joint injury.

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