Osteoarthritis, commonly known as “wear and tear” arthritis, is a condition in which the cartilage, on the ends of the bones, wears away. Osteoarthritis usually develops after the age of 45 and is the most common type of arthritis. As this cartilage wears away, the bones begin rubbing together causing pain, swelling, stiffness and may cause bone spurs to occur – resulting in discomfort, swelling and stiffness of the joint.
Our physical therapists can evaluate and treat your arthritis and help to reduce your pain and increase your function. They may use massage, therapeutic modalities, manual therapy techniques, strengthening and stretching exercises and teach you techniques to help reduce the load on your knees with your daily activities.