What is it and how is it treated?
What is Knee Arthritis?
Osteoarthritis of the knee, which is often referred to as just knee arthritis, is one of the most common orthopedic conditions, especially in the older population. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that causes inflammation (swelling) and damage to the joints which produces pain, stiffness, and loss of movement. Osteoarthritis causes the wearing away of the cartilage that covers the ends of bones in your knee joint. Once the cartilage is completely worn, the ends of bones rub against each other causing pain. Painful bone spurs may also grow along the edges of the joint.
If you have knee osteoarthritis the common symptoms can include:
- Swelling of the knee after activity
- Stiffness when standing or sitting
- Decreased range of motion in the knee
- Limited mobility (walking) due to pain
Symptoms may range from very mild to severe but treating knee arthritis in its early stages can prevent pain and symptoms from getting worse. At OrthoNeuro, our Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons have helped thousands of patients with knee arthritis live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical and surgical procedures.
Treatment Options for Arthritis of the Knee
The damage caused by arthritis cannot be reversed but many treatment options can help to slow the degenerative process and relieve the symptoms of arthritis. At OrthoNeuro, dependent upon the severity, knee arthritis can be effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options. The specialists at OrthoNeuro create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals. These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical Therapy
Surgery is only recommended if knee arthritis does not respond to non-surgical treatment options. The Board Certified Joint Replacement Specialists at OrthoNeuro are experts at performing Partial and Total Knee Replacements.
Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Specialist Today!
Patients who are experiencing the symptoms of knee arthritis should not delay a diagnosis. The decision of what treatments are best for you will be determined by what you and your OrthoNeuro Specialist feel are best.
- If you have been suffering the symptoms of knee arthritis, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
- Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.
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