Whether it’s dull, sharp, burning or a pressure that could only be described as having a boa constrictor squeezing one of your joints, chronic arthritis pain is all too common. For the approximately 50 million Americans with some form of arthritis or a related disease, pain is a wily and persistent nemesis.
For millions of Americans who have some form of arthritis or a related disease, pain is chronic, or long-lasting. Technically, pain is considered chronic when it lasts three to six months or longer, but arthritis pain can last a lifetime.
The knee joint is a common joint to develop arthritic pain. Knee arthritis occurs when the lining of the end of the bone, called articular cartilage, becomes damaged and inflamed. The region most commonly involved is the medial or inner aspect of the knee joint.