Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition in which the cartilage, the natural cushioning between the joint wears away.
The main causes of knee OA are increasing age, high BMI, repetitive stress, previous trauma, playing certain sports and genetics.
Common symptoms include:
- Pain with activity
- Stiffness and inflammation
Treatment options can vary from conservative management, such as physiotherapy or remedial massage, to a total joint replacement.
Physiotherapy intervention offers a less invasive and “safer” alternative to surgery. Treatment will generally involve education, soft tissue work and exercise aiming at overcoming your limitations.
If you suspect you have knee OA, are experiencing any knee pain, or some dysfunction – book in for a full assessment with one of our experienced therapists today. To book an appointment you can call our friendly team on 9578 6588 or click the button below.