A new study published in Arthritis Care & Research, could have a huge impact on those individuals who are trying to prevent degeneration of their knees. According to the study, patient-reported pain during stair navigation can often be linked to developing knee arthritis BEFORE degeneration is displayed on diagnostic imaging, such as x-ray. Meaning just because your doctors hasn't seen arthritis with an x-ray, that doesn't mean it isn't coming.
This study, which uses data from over 4,700 individuals, shows that pain with stairs is most likely to be the first symptom reported in people who ultimately had confirmed knee arthritis. Furthermore, using pain during stairs as a screen, it may help to identify those people who could benefit from early interventions to delay or prevent the development of knee arthritis.
Do you have pain with going up, or more specifically down stairs? If so, this study should speak volumes to you.
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