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OA of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee is most common form of OA. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of OA of the knee, assess the severity of your own OA, and find out about treatment options and lifestyle changes that can help alleviate pain and discomfort.

Video: Understanding OA and Treatments

Treating OA of the Knee Video

Learn how lifestyle changes and non-invasive treatments can ease osteoarthritis knee pain.

Understanding Osteoarthritis & Knee Pain

3D animation and medical quality graphics provide viewers with a deeper understanding of osteoarthritis.

Treatment for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Take a 3D tour of treatment options - from exercise to anti-inflammatories and injectable-viscosupplements.

Treating OA with Viscosupplements

Learn how osteoarthritis of the knee develops, the role of synovial fluid in the knee joint, and how advancements in injectable therapies can help reduce the symptoms of OA of the knee.

Assess Your Symptoms and Talk With Your Doctor

Assessment: Knee Pain

Use this tool to and answer 13 questions assessing your knee pain. Watch videos that help guide you in understanding symptoms.

Talk to Your Doctor About Osteoarthritis Pain

There are treatments that can alleviate the discomfort caused by OA, and knowing how to talk to your doctor about what you are experiencing can go a long way towards helping you find the proper treatment.

Q&A: Treatments for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Answers to common questions about osteoarthritis from a top orthopedic surgeon.

OA Doctor Discussion Guide

Learn important questions to ask your primary care doctor or a specialist regarding osteoarthritis.

Expert Q&A: Understanding Viscosupplements for OA of the Knee

A knee pain specialist answers the most common questions about viscosupplements for OA of the knee.

Expert Q&A: Pushing Through Knee Pain

A sports medicine specialist answers questions about OA of the knee and discusses ways to stay active and pain-free.

Is Your Osteoarthritis Treatment Working?

The persistent aches and pains associated with OA can make it difficult to navigate work and life. Nels Carlson, MD, suggests taking the following approach for managing and treating osteoarthritis.

OA of the Knee: In Depth

OA of the Knee: Are You at Risk?

Some factors that increase your risk of OA are beyond your control, such as heredity, age, and gender. However, you can control other lifestyle factors—such as obesity, overuse, and posture.

Q&A: Understanding Osteoarthritis

We interviewed Nathan Wei, MD, director of the Arthritis Treatment Center in Frederick, Maryland, about how osteoarthritis patients can proactively manage and treat osteoarthritis.

Understanding Cartilage, Joints, and the Aging Process

Learn to decipher when pain is more than just aging.

Complications and the Dangers of Not Seeking Treatment

Learn why you should never ignore symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Stages of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Depending on how far your OA has progressed, there are different approaches and treatments available that help you live with less pain and increased mobility.

Treatments for OA of the Knee

Viscosupplements for OA of the Knee: What You Need to Know

Not all injections for knee pain are created equal. A newer treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, called viscosuplementation, can provide as much as six months of relief from knee pain.

Supplements to Consider for OA of the Knee

Find important ways to get support while you treat your osteoarthritis pain.

OA: Pain Management Guide

Here are some tips for easing pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee using alternative therapies.

Viscosupplements: Comparing Your Options

Learn about the different formulations of viscosupplements and the pros and cons of each product.

OA Alternative Treatments

Osteoarthritis alternative treatment includes acupuncture, accupressure, hydrotherapy, magnetic field therapy, tai chi, yoga, and more.

Osteoarthritis Medications

Osteoarthritis medications included pain relievers such as Tylenol & anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen. Corticosteroid injections can be used to treat Osteoarthritis.

Viscosupplement Success Stories

Hear from real patients who have incorporated viscosupplements into their OA treatment plan.

Fitness and Lifestyle Considerations

Four Osteoarthritis Exercises

Stretching is a vital component to any osteoarthritis treatment plan. Here's four easy knee moves that can be done in the comfort of your own home.

Stress and OA: Reduce your Stress & Reduce Your Risk

If you suffer from osteoarthritis, additional stress can add to the pain you feel in other joints. Here's 10 ways to relieve stress to help reduce pain.

Osteoarthritis Diet: Eating Right

Combat your knee pain with these quick and easy recipes.

Maintaining Your Fitness with Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Exercise and strength training are key aspects in managing osteoarthritis of the knee.

Skip the Running: Alternatives to High-Impact Exercises

Give your joints a rest and test your meddle with these high-intensity/low-impact alternatives.

An Athlete's Guide to Knee Pain and OA

Manage knee pain and osteoarthritis without sacrificing the activities that keep you feeling young.

How to Ease Osteoarthritis Pain

Learn about losing weight, exercising, hot and cold compression and other habits that can alleviate osteoarthritis pain.

Maintaining Your Fitness with OA of the Knee

Waiting in line, being stuck in traffic, and other travel hassles are part of holiday travel, but with the right planning you can help take the pain out of arthritis.

Working with Arthritis

Arthritis can make working difficult, but with the right tips working in a kitchen, or working in a cubicle, can be easier on your inflamed and painful joints.

Supplements to Consider for OA of the Knee

Movement is instrumental in alleviating arthritis pain. Learn several stretches that can keep joints feeling fluid and free.