Dr Anuj Jain is a well recognized orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon practicing in Delhi/ NCR. He has a vast experience (more than 13 years) in orthopaedics especially joint replacement, sports medicine and complex trauma cases. STAGES OF OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA) OF THE KNEE

Stage 1 (Minor) A person with stage 1 OA is showing very minor bone spur growth. Bone spurs are bony growths that often develop where bones meet each other in the joint. There might be minor loss of cartilage but not enough to compromise the joint space. Someone with stage 1 OA will usually not experience any pain or discomfort as a result of the very minor wear on the components of the joint. Treatments for curing stage 1 of OA Without outward symptoms of OA to address, most doctors won’t require you to undergo any treatments for stage 1 OA. However, if you have a predisposition to OA or are at an increased risk, your doctor may recommend you begin an exercise routine to help relieve any minor symptoms of OA and to try to slow the progression of the arthritis.
Stage 2 (Mild) Stage 2 OA of the knee is considered a mild stage of the condition. At this stage, synovial fluid is also typically still present at sufficient levels for normal joint motion. However, this is the stage where people may first begin experiencing symptoms, such as:  Pain after a long day of walking or running  Greater stiffness in the joint when it’s not used for several hours  Tenderness when kneeling or bending X-rays of knee joints in this stage will show mildly reduced joint space but the bones aren’t rubbing or scraping one another. Treatments for curing stage 1 of OA Talk with your doctor about the signs and symptoms of OA. They may be able to detect and diagnose the condition at this early stage. If so, you can develop a plan to prevent the condition from progressing. Several different therapies can help relieve the pain and discomfort caused by this mild stage of OA. These therapies are mainly nonpharmacological, which means you don’t need to take medication for symptom relief. If you’re overweight, losing weight through diet and exercise can help relieve minor symptoms and improve your quality of life. Even people who aren’t overweight will benefit from exercise. Low-impact aerobics and strength training can help strengthen the muscles around the joint, which increases stability and may decrease the likelihood of additional joint damage. Protect your joint from exertion by avoiding kneeling, squatting, or jumping. Some people may require medications for mild pain relief. These are usually used in conjunction with nonpharmacological therapies.

Dr.Anuj Jain, Best Hip, Knee and Joint Replacement Surgeon in Delhi, Noida & NCR, INDIA

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NOIDA Clinic Address

B 2, lower ground floor, opposite Hira sweets, Sector 50,Noida (U.P.)
Call: 0120-424 8901

Kailash Hospital & Neuro Institute, Noida

NH-1, Sector-71, Noida-201309,(U.P.)

Sant Parmanand Hospital

18, Sham Nath Marg, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054