Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
The presence of night pain, constant pain, including pain at rest and/or reduced function over time that are due to OA suggest that it is severe. The cartilage may be completely worn away and now bone is moving on bone. If that's the case, treatments other than surgery may help a little, but they are unlikely to help a lot. It may be worth reviewing the situation with an orthopedic surgeon, to discuss what joint replacement surgery or other types of surgery have to offer.
Do you have locking or giving way of the joint?
This question is an attempt to identify a torn or damaged ligament (such as the anterior cruciate ligament) or cartilage (called a meniscus).