Let’s begin with a short explanation what arthritis actually is. Knee arthritis is an inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are pain, swelling, and stiffness. Any joint in the body may be affected by the disease, but it is particularly common in the knee.
If you suffer from knee arthritis you must be aware of the fact that even simple walking and climbing the stairs can be a struggle. It’s one of major cause of lost work time for many people.
Don’t worry. We are here to help you. One of the treatment you should consider will be an osteopathic therapy. By using gentle, manual techniques on your joints and muscles you will notice a massive improvement in the mobility as well as reduction of the inflammation.
Specific exercises can help increase range of motion and flexibility, as well as help strengthen the muscles in your leg. Your osteopath can help create an individualized exercise plan just for you which meets your needs and lifestyle. Regular exercise keeps you active and mobile and builds up muscle, therefore strengthening the joints will improve symptoms.
Exercise is also good for losing weight, improving your posture and relieving stress, all of which will ease symptoms.
Applying heat or ice, using pain-relieving ointments or creams, or wearing elastic bandages to provide support to the knee may be really helpful and can provide a relief.