Knee Pain & Arthritis
Knee arthritis can impact your ability to walk, run, stand up, or perform virtually any leg movements comfortably. However, arthritis does not have to govern your daily life. Managing your symptoms at home paired with world-class treatments with Nanoknee can help you control the condition, not the other way around.
Quick Overview of Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis affects millions of Americans every year, and it is one of the most common factors behind chronic knee pain. Arthritis in the knee can cause pain, stiffness, swelling, limited range of motion, and the development of bone spurs. If not treated, the condition can worsen as fragments of bone break and become lodged in the joint.
Genetics play a large part in the development of osteoarthritis, but it can also be caused by obesity, repetitive motions, or injuries. Athletes who run or sprint, those who carry extra weight, or people who experience an acute injury are more susceptible to developing knee arthritis.
How Knee Arthritis Impacts Everyday Activities
The widespread impact of knee pain and arthritis become more and more of an imposition as the condition worsens. At first you may only notice minor pain after vigorous physical activity. Long periods of walking, running, jumping, lifting, and standing can cause symptoms to worsen. Without treatment some people experience chronic pain that limits their mobility and may impact their ability to work, exercise, and move independently.
How is Osteoarthritis Treated at Nanoknee?
Your specific treatment for osteoarthritis can vary based on your age and the severity of your condition. Treatments can range from simple to complex, often including:
- Managing pain with medication
- Steroid injections
- Physical therapy, including strength and flexibility exercises
- Use of an assistive device like a cane, walker, or motorized scooter
- Knee replacement surgery
Nanoknee offers revolutionary knee replacement surgery that is minimally-invasive and allows for immediate use of the joint following the procedure and does not require weeks of rehab.
Can I Reduce my Symptoms?
Osteoarthritis is difficult to treat without professional assistance, especially when caused by a genetic predisposition. Strengthening the muscles around the knee can support the joint and reduce discomfort, and regular stretching can help keep the joint flexible. If you are overweight, adopting a healthy lifestyle can help mitigate symptoms of osteoarthritis. Even losing a minor amount of weight can reduce the stress on your knees and ward off the development of bone spurs and other symptoms.
Be sure to consult a medical professional before starting any diet, exercise routine, or other treatment. Your medical history and other factors could impact the best treatment option for your specific condition.
Managing Osteoarthritis with Nanoknee
When surgery is necessary, our outstanding medical team at Nanoknee will walk you through each step of the process. We integrate the latest technology to reduce the healing time and improve the recovery process. Digital activity trackers and video conference calls can guide your recovery process and reduce the need for rehabilitation treatments. Nanoknee is the authority for innovative knee replacement surgery, so don’t let osteoarthritis control your life – we can help.