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Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis

 

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It most commonly affects the knees, hands, hips, spine, and the symptoms include painful and swollen joints. Osteoarthritis of the knee is commonly referred to as “wear and tear” arthritis and is the most common reason for total knee replacements.

 

  • Causes

    Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down over time. Many patients want to know why this happens, but the science is not definitive and research is still being done every day to bring more clarity to the disease. We do know that the degenerative process could be caused by a variety of things including a previous knee injury or the wear-and-tear of daily life. Some experts also point towards genetic predisposition as a factor in the development of osteoarthritis.

 

  • Symptoms

    Osteoarthritis causes severe knee pain, swelling and stiffening of the knee joint. At first, the pain might arise only with certain activities. As the disease progresses, the pain can become constant and interfere with daily activities, sleep, and quality of life.

 

  • Treatment

    In the early stages of osteoarthritis treatment, the doctors at Core Orthopedics and Sports Medicine focus on conservative measures to help relieve pain and manage joint stress. We often recommend behavioral and lifestyle changes such as weight loss, pain management plans and physical therapy (to improve joint strength and mobility). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Advil and Cox-2 inhibitors have also helped many patients immensely.

 

Sometimes, we’ll recommend more aggressive treatment options, such as injections or joint fluid therapy to lubricate the knee and reduce the pain and swelling of the joint. In extreme cases, total knee replacement surgery may be necessary to improve daily functioning and relieve pain.

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