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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

What You Should Know About Knee Osteoarthritis

by Clifton Davidson

Have you been dealing with your knees being painful and stiff lately? You might have a condition in your knees that is called osteoarthritis. It is important for you to make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon so your knees can get examined in case you need to undergo knee replacement surgery.  The article below will give you more insight about osteoarthritis and knee replacement surgery.

What Knee Osteoarthritis is All About

Osteoarthritis in the knees can develop when you begin to lose cartilage between your joints. Basically, the cartilage can continue to deteriorate until you get the problem treated. It is not a good idea to wait too long before getting treated because you can end up with damaged bones. The more cartilage that is loss, the more your bones will rub against each other when you move your knees. It is the friction created from bones rubbing together that causes tour knees to feel still and painful.

The Numerous Symptoms That You Can Experience

Other than experiencing pain and stiffness with knee osteoarthritis, you can also suffer from various other symptoms. One of the symptoms that you can experience is a warm feeling in the knee joints every now and then. You might also hear your knees make sound when they are moved, which can be embarrassing if it happens a lot when you are walking around in public. One of the severe symptoms is when the condition gets to the point in which you can't fully use your knees, as it can interfere with how well you are able to walk or sit down. If you fail to get knee osteoarthritis treated, you might not be able to walk altogether.

Getting Treated with Artificial Knee Joints

Although knee osteoarthritis can be treated in several ways, including wearing a brace, undergoing physical therapy or losing weight, you might find better relief by getting your knee joints replaced. However, the method of treatment should be based on how severe the condition is. If you get treated via knee replacement surgery, your natural joints will be removed after you are administered anesthesia. The surgeon will then install artificial joints that will be constructed out of either plastic or metal, but both types will be effective with treating your condition. Make an appointment with orthopedic surgeons as soon as you are able to so you won't have to deal with painful and stiff knees.