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I was wondering what kind of people are at risk for knee arthritis?<br><br><br><br>
The reason I want to know is 2 years ago I injured my knee by twisting it wrong and i heard three loud pops and then my knee swelled 3 times its normal size. It wasnt until 2 months that I could walk again. The doctor said he thought I disloacted it and it relocated on its own and could not see any ligament or meniscus damage but saw I bruised bone and tore cartlidge.<br><br><br><br>
Well my knee was supposed to heal normally and I could do everything I could before and i can but it looks different then my other knee (more crooked maybe?) and it makes crunching noises whenever I bend and extend it. It bothers me every once in a while but nothing major or serious. And since I am very athletic and I run bike and swim a lot I was wondering if I would be at risk for knee arthritis. I heard from a friend that you can get arthritis from knee damage and running a lot. Well does anyone know if this is true and what can you do to prevent this??<br><br><br><br>
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Rheumatoid arthritis: no higher risk than other people.<br><br>
Osteoarthritis: if there has been a cartilage damage, over the year you might have a slightly higher risk.<br><br>
Walking, biking, swimming (with the exception of a bad breast stroke) are good exercises and don't alter your risk. "Running a lot" and on hard ground may (!) enhance the risk, however.
 
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