Knee joint arthritis (gonarthrosis) is the most common form of arthrosis
Our knee joint is constantly subjected to stress and strain. While carrying out everyday activities, such as climbing stairs or bending our knees while squatting, our weight strains these joints exponentially. Degeneration usually becomes apparent between the ages of 50 and 60, when signs of arthrosis, such as joint pain, set in when climbing the stairs or after long walks.
Knee arthrosis is abetted not only by age, but also by other factors, such as excess or inappropriate strain on the knee joints in the instance of knock knees or bow-leggedness, and by being overweight. Moreover, circulatory disorders, lack of exercise, sports accidents or injuries and joint inflammation caused by rheumatic or metabolic disorders, can cause knee arthrosis.
Hip Arthrosis (coxarthrosis) is one of the most common hip disorders
The risk of developing hip arthrosis increases with age. X-ray examinations reveal signs of hip arthrosis in 20%-40% of 60-year-olds. Typical complaints are restricted movement and pain – predominantly in the groin and thigh area, as well as in the region of the buttocks and extending to the knee joint.
In the hip, too, the degenerative process is abetted by additional factors, such as years of extremely demanding physical labour, intense sports activities, being overweight or joint misalignment. Circulatory disorders of the femoral head, rheumatism, metabolic disorders or insufficient movement can also lead to hip arthrosis.