Osteoarthritis, commonly known as wear and tear arthritis, is a condition is 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 can begin rubbing together causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and may cause bone spurs to occur.
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/stretching exercises and teach you techniques to help reduce the load on your knees with your daily activities.