Knee arthritis and cartilage wear has traditionally been considered an uncurable condition. In fact, the only consistently successful treatment whas a total knee replacement. Although knee replacements are a good option for severe arthritis, they require a large surgery, a prolonged recorvery course, and are usually associated with temporary, but significant, postoperative pain. Fortunately, advances in medical knowledge and technology have produced some very promising non-surgical treatments for knee arthritis. While there may not be a cure for arthritis yet, many of these treatments have shown potential to delay the need for knee replacement surgery.
Osteoarthritis of the knee is the leading cause of disability in the United States. While there is no cure for it, there are many treatment options available to help restore function and help with pain relief. Osteoarthritis is a pain that develops slowly over time, causing symptoms such as inflammation, tenderness, and stiffness. In the […]