How To Manage Knee Osteoarthritis

Are you suffering from knee pain and think you might be developing knee arthritis? Otherwise known as knee osteoarthritis, it is one of the most prevalent forms of arthritis. Your knees are one of the body’s largest and most mobile joints. Pair that with the fact that you subject your knees to strain every day, gradual wear and tear affects everyone, just to varying degrees. You can develop this condition suddenly as the result of a traumatic injury, or gradually over time as your joint health declines and you begin to feel the onset of pain.

At Centerville Medical Center, we are passionate about finding and correcting the root causes of illness, not just symptoms alone, and preventing disease before it begins. We take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing the source of your pain and recommending only the best method of treatment for our patients. According to this 2017 study published by the National Institute of Health, Knee arthritis affects roughly 1 in 5 Americans over the age of 45 and has doubled in prevalence since the start of the 1900s.

Symptoms Of Knee Osteoarthritis

As the health of your knee joint begins to decline, there is a range of symptoms that will progressively get worse over time. Your cartilage may begin to thin from excessive wear and load and your mobility will decrease. Some of the other symptoms that you may experience in varying degrees are as follows:

Treating Knee Osteoarthritis

When people seek treatment for knee arthritis, there are a variety of options which we will explain in detail below. It’s important to consult with a professional who can accurately diagnose the source of your pain and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

Lifestyle Change and Supplementation

Depending on how severe your injury is, or how advanced the cellular degeneration is, it may be possible to recover with simple changes to your daily life, healthier diet choices as well as supplements that support cellular regeneration. 

Reducing the amount of strain you put on your knees, as well as limiting excess weight that you are carrying can give the joints a much-needed rest. Doctors have made a correlation between the prevalence of obesity and the sudden widespread rise in knee injury and arthritis. This means that losing weight and maintaining a healthy diet rich in essential nutrients can aid in keeping your joints healthy.

Lastly, you should be taking supplements that promote joint health. Glucosamine is known to be very beneficial to maintaining proper joint function. It should be noted that this isn’t a miracle pill that will fix your condition overnight. You will need to remain dedicated to reducing strain, eating healthy, and being consistent with the supplements in order to make real progress.

Corrective Knee Surgery 

If your condition is severe and your pain is beyond help from home remedies, it may be time to consult with a professional about surgical options. The professionals at Centerville Medical will perform a comprehensive assessment of the affected joint and determine what the best procedure is to relieve your pain, but also correct the issue at its source. 

Operations can involve shaving down areas that are making contact, removing or replacing small segments of the knee to restore range of motion, among others. 

You Don’t Have to Live With Knee Pain

If you are ready to take the first steps toward having pain free, healthy knees, speak to the specialists at Centerville Medical today! We have years of experience in diagnosing and treating joint conditions of every kind. We want to help restore your quality of life and help you live pain-free. Call or book a consultation online to speak with a doctor today.

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