Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. Symptoms of osteoarthritis in the knee is pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased mobility. A viscosupplement injection is offered at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine® to help patients living in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area get back to the life they love.
Who Suffers from Osteoarthritis of the Knee?
The chance of developing knee osteoarthritis increases after the age of 45 since it is a “wear-and-tear” form of arthritis. Even though this knee condition is linked to older individuals, young people can also suffer from osteoarthritis because of family history, obesity or from an injury.
Symptoms of knee osteoarthritis includes pain that increases with activity, swelling, stiffness, decreased mobility and feeling of warmth in the joint.
The diagnosis for this condition will begin with a physical exam from a physician. X-rays and MRI scans may also be used. If an individual is diagnosed with this knee condition, an osteoarthritis knee treatment called a viscosupplement injection may be administered to alleviate pain.