Knocking Out Knee Arthritis

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10 Things to Know About 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 ›

Finding the Right Arthritis Treatment

Dr. Shervin Oskouei says that if your pain is preventing you from doing everyday tasks, it's time to seek treatment.  Treatment options range from conservative measures to more advanced procedures. Watch video

How much do you know about knee arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis -- and it's likely to attack your knees. Test your knowledge of osteoarthritis of the knee.

First-Line Treatments for Knee Pain

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?

The severity of your knee pain can determine the best course of treatment.

Medications for 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

Knees and Your Weight

Describing your pain to your doctor in detail will help you and your doctor determine the cause and find the right treatment. Learn how to describe your symptoms ›

More on Knee Treatments

If you have arthritis and your knee pain is due to the wear and tear on your joints, there is a wide range of treatment options. Is it time to step up your knee pain treatment? ›

Reference: Arthritis section on Better Medicine

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