Arthritis affects more than 50 million adults in the United States. It affects women more than men and is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when cartilage degenerates between joints.
With cartilage wearing down, there is more bone on bone interaction and this is the cause of the pain associated with osteoarthritis. People who are overweight, have a family history of osteoarthritis, their age and previous injuries all can contribute to getting osteoarthritis. People who are experiencing pain caused by osteoarthritis can try to lose weight, stop smoking, avoid repetitive movements, get up and take walking breaks when working or watching TV and stretching before bed to help alleviate symptoms. Exercising is good for strengthening muscles around joints, and walking, swimming and cycling can help with that with low impact on the joints themselves. Medications, physical therapy and even surgery may be needed in some cases.
The Osteo Relief Institute in New Jersey offers state of the art technology and medical techniques to help relieve patients of knee pain without surgery. The Osteo Relief Institute offers a no fee introductory screening to evaluate if their treatments could offer patients relief from knee joint pain.
When assessing a patients knee pain, the skilled team at the Osteo Relief Institute will assess the whole patient, from medical past and previous injuries to family history and current ailments. It is important to know the entire person before making an assessment. After a patient profile is established, the team will formulate the most effective plan for the patient. It is important to everyone at the Osteo Relief Institute to get their patients back to living their lives as quickly as possible and they will work closely with the patient to achieve this goal.
The Osteo Relief Institute also may recommend strengthening the quadriceps in order to alleviate some of the impact made on the knee joint. Simple and low impact exercises may be introduced and physical therapy may be needed to get these muscles back into shape.