Knee pain is one of the common health problems due to which one have to bear severe pain and face problem in walking. But according to study, knee pain from osteoarthritis can also lead to symptoms of depression. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide.
Recently, Researchers from Japan published a study examining the effects of knee pain on depression since. A team of researchers examined information from 573 people aged 65 or older who participated in the Kurabuchi Study. none of the participants had symptoms of depression. Two years later, nearly all of them completed follow-up interviews. The participants answered questions about their knee pain and were evaluated for symptoms of depression. Approximately twelve per cent of the participants had developed symptoms of depression. People who experienced knee pain at night while in bed, while putting on socks, or while getting in or out of a car were more likely to report having symptoms of depression, noted the researchers.
The study concludes that asking older adults with knee pain whether they have pain at night in bed, when putting on socks, or while getting in or out of a car could be useful for helping to screen people at risk for developing depression.