The human knee is put through a lot of stress during everyday activities. Even though the knee is the largest and strongest joint in the body, it is still prone to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common form of arthritis found in the knee. This disorder can cause chronic knee pain, swelling and stiffness. The physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine® are proud to offer genicular nerve block to patients in the Arlington, Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas area.
What is Osteoarthritis of the Knee?
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a degenerative, “wear and tear” type of arthritis that typically occurs in adults 50 years of age and older. With this particular type of arthritis, the cartilage in the knee joint wears away over time. As this happens, the cartilage becomes frayed and rough, and the protective space between the bone decreases. With the protective space limited bone can begin to rub on adjacent bone, which can lead to bone spurs. Osteoarthritis of the knee can make everyday activities painful. Fortunately, the genicular nerve block procedure can help.