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How can knee arthritis be treated?

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In brief: Treatment of knee arthritis

Conservative management:
Majority of knee arthritis can be treated conservatively as the followings:
• Lifestyle modification
o weight control: aims to reduce load in osteoarthritic knee
o avoid aggravating activities: e.
g. running, jumping, certain sports
o walking aids: like cane and crutches, help to share loads across the knee
Physiotherapy
The physiotherapist will design tailored programme to control symptoms of pain and swelling as well as exercise therapy to stretch and strengthen muscle group to improve limb function for daily activities.
• Medications
The doctor will prescribe drugs to treat types of arthritis accordingly.
NSAIDS
Most common drugs are nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Cox-2 inhibitor is a group of NSAIDs with excellent pain control and fewer GI side effects.
Glucosamine
Glucosamines are constituents of articular cartilage and may be prescribed as supplement for you.
• Intraarticular injection of hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a chief component in extracellular matrix and joint fluid. It may be helpful in case of osteoarthritis.


Surgical management:
Surgical management will be recommended if conservative measures failed.
Options include: knee arthroscopy and knee arthroplasty
• Knee arthroscopy
The doctor may offer knee arthroscopy for treating intra-articular pathologies.
• Knee arthroplasty:
Knee arthroplasty is artificial component designated to replace worn out joints.


Rehabilitation management:
The doctor and physiotherapy will collaborate to design an optimal rehabilitation program to suit your clinical condition.

In brief: Treatment of knee arthritis

Conservative management:
Majority of knee arthritis can be treated conservatively as the followings:
• Lifestyle modification
o weight control: aims to reduce load in osteoarthritic knee
o avoid aggravating activities: e.
g. running, jumping, certain sports
o walking aids: like cane and crutches, help to share loads across the knee
Physiotherapy
The physiotherapist will design tailored programme to control symptoms of pain and swelling as well as exercise therapy to stretch and strengthen muscle group to improve limb function for daily activities.
• Medications
The doctor will prescribe drugs to treat types of arthritis accordingly.
NSAIDS
Most common drugs are nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Cox-2 inhibitor is a group of NSAIDs with excellent pain control and fewer GI side effects.
Glucosamine
Glucosamines are constituents of articular cartilage and may be prescribed as supplement for you.
• Intraarticular injection of hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a chief component in extracellular matrix and joint fluid. It may be helpful in case of osteoarthritis.


Surgical management:
Surgical management will be recommended if conservative measures failed.
Options include: knee arthroscopy and knee arthroplasty
• Knee arthroscopy
The doctor may offer knee arthroscopy for treating intra-articular pathologies.
• Knee arthroplasty:
Knee arthroplasty is artificial component designated to replace worn out joints.


Rehabilitation management:
The doctor and physiotherapy will collaborate to design an optimal rehabilitation program to suit your clinical condition.
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