OA of the Knee
Osteoarthritis of the knee is most common form of OA. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of OA of the knee, assess the severity of your own OA, and find out about treatment options and lifestyle changes that can help alleviate pain and discomfort.
Video: Understanding OA and Treatments
Learn how osteoarthritis of the knee develops, the role of synovial fluid in the knee joint, and how advancements in injectable therapies can help reduce the symptoms of OA of the knee.
Assess Your Symptoms and Talk With Your Doctor
There are treatments that can alleviate the discomfort caused by OA, and knowing how to talk to your doctor about what you are experiencing can go a long way towards helping you find the proper treatment.
The persistent aches and pains associated with OA can make it difficult to navigate work and life. Nels Carlson, MD, suggests taking the following approach for managing and treating osteoarthritis.
OA of the Knee: In Depth
Some factors that increase your risk of OA are beyond your control, such as heredity, age, and gender. However, you can control other lifestyle factors—such as obesity, overuse, and posture.
We interviewed Nathan Wei, MD, director of the Arthritis Treatment Center in Frederick, Maryland, about how osteoarthritis patients can proactively manage and treat osteoarthritis.
Treatments for OA of the Knee
Not all injections for knee pain are created equal. A newer treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, called viscosuplementation, can provide as much as six months of relief from knee pain.
Fitness and Lifestyle Considerations
If you suffer from osteoarthritis, additional stress can add to the pain you feel in other joints. Here's 10 ways to relieve stress to help reduce pain.