Arthritis in Knees is Treated with Physical Therapy
Arthritis in the knees is one of the most common causes of knee pain. You are not born with arthritis, you develop it over time. Arthritis in knees most commonly occurs in adults over the age of 50, and if you have any genetic predisposition your chance are increased. If you are overweight, your chances of knee arthritis increases as your legs carry more weight. Another cause of arthritis in the knees is a history of knee damage, such as a torn meniscus, because the cartilage is already compromised. Despite the various causes, basically anyone can develop arthritis in their knees; though if you’re healthy and take care of your muscles and joints your chances can decrease. Knee arthritis usually causes some pain and stiffness as well as a decreased range of motion. An x-ray can confirm an arthritic diagnosis and will help pinpoint any other underlying damage or issues. Various injections, such as cortisone, as well asphysical therapy can help ease your arthritis trouble and pain. Listen here as Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nichole Roiko explains the various techniques used to get you on your way.