Arthritis is a range of conditions that can cause joint inflammation.
The knee allows the leg and hip to bend, straighten, and rotate. Because the knee allows the leg to bend, straighten and rotate, arthritis can cause the knee joint to become stiff and painful. The loss of cartilage can cause stiffness and pain in the knee joints. It can become thicker and cause fluid buildup.
Common signs of arthritis in the knees are:
- Joint stiffness, pain
- Redness in the affected areas
- It’s difficult to move the joint and bear weight.
- Feeling a crunch when you move the joint
There are several options for treating arthritis in the knee:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs), which are used to reduce inflammation and pain
- Reduce inflammation with corticosteroids
- Advanced regenerative treatments
- Laser Therapy with Multispectral (Class4)
- To slow down the progression of the disease, disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARDs), are available
- Physical therapy to increase strength and flexibility of the affected joint
- Assistive devices such as a cane and knee brace to aid mobility
- Lifestyle changes such as losing weight and avoiding high-impact activity can help reduce stress on the joints
Consider getting knee arthritis therapy from our physiotherapist at TriPT Brooklyn Rehabilitation Center.