The word "arthritis" means "inflammation of the joint."
Most people think of arthritis as the wearing away of cartilage in a joint - this is the end result of inflammation within the joint. Over time, the inflammation can lead to cartilage loss and exposed bone, instead of a normal, smooth joint surface.
The most common type of knee arthritis is osteoarthritis. This is often referred to as "wear-and-tear" arthritis, and it results in the wearing away of the normal smooth cartilage until bare bone is exposed.
People at the beginning will only notice pain in the mornings which gets better during the day when they “get moving”. When the arthrosis gets worse patients suffer from constant pain. Depending on the state there is different things you can do with Physiotherapy to improve the condition.
Arthrosis cannot be cured but pain can be relieved and mobility gained and the process can be slowed down by building up the right muscles, with manual therapy by streching, with accupunture and massages.