At Home with Chris Jessen 2018 - 168
Is joint pain holding you back? Find
out how to stay mobile with help
from the expert Mr Daniel Cohen
our knees and hips are the
largest joints in the body.
Supporting the body's
weight, these hard-working
mechanisms work very closely together
to provide the mobility most people
take for granted, at least until injury,
arthritis or other problems develop.
Why do my joints hurt?
The most common cause of joint pain,
osteoarthritis, is caused by 'wear and
tear' of the cartilage that lines and
cushions the joint, allowing it to glide
smoothly. This in turn leads to the
thinning of the cartilage and, eventually,
the bones of the joint rubbing together.
Osteoarthritis commonly affects the
knees and hips - the weight-bearing
joints - and is more common in patients
over 40 years of age. Patients can
experience pain, stiffness, crepitus
(grinding), swelling and deformity.