Healthy knees usually have cushioning and lubrication between the joints. This allows the bones in your knees to glide smoothly like a well-oiled machine.
However, after years of walking, running, bending down and other movements, this cushioning wears away. And the lubricant that makes sure your joints glide dries out like a lake in a drought.
What you’re left with are exposed, ‘crumbly’ knee joints that rub and grind against each other — making them more like old chalk than bone.
Perhaps you are already struggling with agonizing bone-on-bone grinding. If not, here are the early warning signs:
→ You get swelling and stiffness in your knees (especially in the morning).
→ Warmth and redness when you touch your knees.
→ Weakness and instability when standing or walking.
→ Grinding, popping, or crunching sounds when you move.
→ You feel embarrassed about the way you move (you’re slower or limping, which makes you feel older than you are).