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Osteoarthritis of The Knee

The Problem:
Osteoarthritis knee pain. . .
 
What is osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee?
 
OA of the knee is a disease in which the knee joint gradually deteriorates in the following ways:
  • Cartilage at ends of bones that form knee joint begins to wear away
  • Thick fluid, called synovial (sin-OH-vee-ul) fluid, that surrounds the knee joint becomes thinner and loses its ability to cushion and lubricate the joint

What are the common symptons of OA of the knee?

Symptions of OA of the knee typically include one or more of the following:

  • Joint pain
  • Stiffness, with limited ability to move joint
  • Swelling and tenderness around joint

What can cause OA of the knee?
The most common causes of OA of the knee include:
  • Advancing age
  • Wear and tear on joint over many years
  • Injury to your joint (either old or recent)
  • Excessive weight (based on your height, body frame, and other factors)
  • Genetic factors (a history of OA in your family)
  • Gender (affects females [65%] more than males [35%])

How is OA of the knee generally treated?
There are numberous ways to treat OA of the knee, depending on the severity of the disease when you doctor first diagnoses it.
Treatments Include:
  • Over-the-counter medications for pain
    • Aspirin
    • Acetaminophen (Tylenol®)
    • Ibuprofen (Advil®)
    • Naproxen (Aleve®)
  • Topical pain medications
  • Prescription medications for pain
  • Assistive devices such as canes or braces
  • Heat or cold application
  • Exercise
  • Weight loss
  • Physical Therapy
  • Cortisone (steriod) injections
  • Alternative treatments such as acupuncture and a complete change in your diet.
  • Total knee-replacement surgery or partial knee-replacement surgery.

There is no one solution!

Weight loss, medications, surgery, physical therapy, and acupuncture can help.

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2118 Williamsbridge Rd. |  Bronx, NY 10461  |  Phone: (718) 823-3900