In this video, you will learn about knee pain services. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis. It is commonly caused by wear and tears on a joint.
It can affect any joint. Hips, wrists, fingers, etc. The inside of a healthy knee is padded with cartilage and fluid. When the cartilage wears away, the bones are rubbing against each other without the padding. This causes the joints to swell. Osteoarthritis is usually more prevalent in the morning and might get better when you start moving around. This also may wake you up at night. Osteoarthritis tends to run in families. Other people at risk are those who have old knee injuries. Carrying around extra weight damages the joints. Your risk of developing Osteoarthritis increases as you age. No treatment can cure this. Some medications can reduce the pain and help you move around better. Your doctor may discuss three major areas of treatment. Regular exercise can help with Osteoarthritis. Water aerobics are particularly good for the knees. It does not put excess stress on joins. Physical therapy may also be recommended. If you do not have access to a PT, you can ask your doctor to help you with your knees.