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Drysdale Osteopathy • Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis of the knee effects people over the age of 40, troubling women more than men.

Drysdale Osteopathy, Knee Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Knee PainOsteoarthritis is "Wear & Tear" of the joint. This is a gradual process where the cartilege that protects the joint is slowly eroded.

There may be some bony overgrowth around the joint margins as the condition progresses.

In the earlier stages osteopathy and acupuncture can be very helpful for reducing pain and increasing joint mobility.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Weakness of the leg
  • Swelling of the knee

Predisposing factors include:

  • Obesity
  • Trauma
  • Overuse
  • Hypermobility

X-Ray confirms diagnosis.


Treatment involves keeping the knee and hip joint mobile. Treating the pain and stiffness with acupuncture and massage.

Dietary changes, weight loss and specific exercises also go a long way in helping with this condition.

 



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