If you are diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, your doctor may recommend one or more of the following treatment options to reduce your symptoms.
These changes may include moderate exercise, diet and weight control, and other activities that can help reduce stress on your joints.
This can include both oral pain relievers in pill form, as well as topical pain-relieving creams that are applied to the skin.
Physical and occupational therapy
Stretches and exercises lead by a professional to strengthen muscles and improve mobility.
Also called hyaluronic acid injections, a substance similar to healthy joint fluid is injected into the knee to supplement damaged joint fluid and reduce pain.
Synvisc-One® (hylan G-F 20) is a viscosupplement that helps lubricate and cushion the knee joint, and can provide up to six months of osteoarthritis knee pain relief.
These are used to temporarily relieve pain and reduce any swelling.
Often recommended when knee pain is severe and other treatments have not provided relief.
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