Knee Arthritis

WHAT IS Knee Arthritis?

Knee arthritis is a common type of joint pain that’s usually caused by wear and tear on the joints over time. It’s most common after age 50 and gets worse as you get older.

Knee arthritis is the most common type of arthritis.

What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Knee Arthritis?

  • Pain in your knee joint.
  • Stiffness in your knee joint.
  • Trouble moving.

What Are the Treatments for Knee Arthritis?

Treatments for knee arthritis help you feel better and do more. The right treatment for you depends on how bad your arthritis is. The sooner you get help, the less likely you are to need surgery.

Treatments include:

  • Pain medicines: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen:
    • NSAIDs like ibuprofen (e.g., Advil and Motrin) help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
    • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) relieves pain.
  • Physical therapy to help you move better and strengthen the muscles around your knee joint.
  • Injection of steroids into the knee joint to relieve pain.
  • Knee replacement surgery to remove the damaged knee joint and replace it with an artificial one.

YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO LIVE WITH NECK AND BACK PAIN.