Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
That's good! Exercise can help you maintain optimal body weight and that puts less stress on your knees; it will also help you maintain the range of motion you have, and it will help strengthen muscles (to help take stress off your joints). A physical therapist can help design an exercise program that is good for your knees. Other non-medication options include acupuncture, using a cane, losing excess weight, changing footwear, wearing splints or braces, and massage. Although many of these are unproven as treatments specifically for knee osteoarthritis, future research could prove their benefit.
Have you tried acetaminophen (example: Tylenol)?