Knocking Out Knee Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is a disease that causes the breakdown of cartilage, the tissue that covers and protects the ends of bones. Arthritis can appear in any joint, but the knee is particularly vulnerable because it is a weight-bearing joint that is subject to daily wear and tear as well as sudden injury. Here are 10 things to know about knee arthritis ›
Generally doctors recommend the least invasive treatment to alleviate pain before resorting to more aggressive measures. Reducing inflammation, relieving pain, preventing further damage, and building strength in the muscles that support the joint can often improve joint function. See the recommended treatments ›
How Serious Is Your Knee Pain?
Several types of medication are used for knee problems, some to control pain and inflammation and others to interfere with various disease processes. They range from Tylenol to opioid medications and knee injections. Read up on the benefits and side effects of each ›