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What are the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a disease that manifests itself by the deformation or progressive wear of the knee joint. This disease can sometimes even go further and cause the person who suffers from it to lose mobility. It is mainly recognized by:

  • Swelling and/or stiffness that appears in the knee
  • Pain in the knee joints when going up or down stairs
  • The progressive deformation of the knee. For this purpose we have for example valgum knees (X-shaped legs)

Gonarthrosis , osteoarthritis of the knee, can also be seen on X-ray. This can actually show that there is a decrease in space between the tibia and the femur.

And this decrease can get worse until there is no longer any contact between these two elements.

Considering all this, we can say that the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee evolve gradually and slowly.

Osteoarthritis Knee Symptom Woman

Sometimes, the person who suffers from it can have acute attacks. These crises can last a few days or at worst a few weeks. As soon as you notice these various symptoms, you must take steps to effectively fight against this evil. Fortunately, natural remedies exist.

Some natural remedies to fight against osteoarthritis of the knee

Here are two natural remedies for osteoarthritis:

The harpagophytum

Also known as devil's claw, harpagophytum is an African herb that helps relieve pain by reducing cartilage destruction.

Very effective against major joint pain such as osteoarthritis of the knee, you can consume it in several forms. Indeed, it can be taken either in the form of a dry plant, or in the form of gels, cream or capsules, tablets.

We can cite Coxadol which is a food supplement containing harpagophytum. It can be taken by adults and children aged 12 and over who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. Thanks to its high content of harpagosides (active ingredient), it relieves and reduces pain and inflammation of the entire bone and joint sphere.

white willow

White Willow Osteoarthritis knee

Used by ancient peoples such as the Greeks and Native Americans, this is another highly effective anti-inflammatory herb for knee osteoarthritis.

White willow is rich in salicin , a substance that has the ability to turn into salicylic acid, an anti-inflammatory substance as soon as it is found in the body. Very useful in osteoarthritis, white willow bark is also used in:

  • Joint pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Rheumatism
  • Tendonitis


However, you should avoid consuming this plant if you suffer from ulcers, kidney failure or asthma or if you are allergic to salicylates such as aspirin.

Knee osteoarthritis and walking?

When this disease affects our knees, it becomes very disabling to walk. There are solutions that can help you. We talk about it in our article "Arthrosis of the knee, what to do?" .

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