A study conducted by the American College of Rheumatology over more than a decade says 63 percent of women over 50 years of age experience either incidental, intermittent or persistent knee pain.
Even more shocking is that as many as 27 million women over 25 years of age suffer from osteoarthritis in the US alone.
Most likely direct causes have been found in being overweight, having a history of knee injury or early onset of radiographic osteoarthritis.
The findings of this study has set the medical fraternity abuzz with what the realities are and what they have to deal with in terms of management of the condition.
Osteoarthritis is a joint disorder that occurs as we age and is generally caused by gradual wear and tear of cartilages of the joints such as knees, shoulders, elbows and wrists.