The most common type of knee arthritis is osteoarthritis which affects millions of Americans and is one of the top 3 musculoskeletal reasons for doctor visits. The good news is not everyone needs surgery for this. There are several nonsurgical ways to manage the symptoms associated with knee arthritis. None of these “cure” arthritis but can help you improve your ability to function with your knee.
Keys to living successfully with knee arthritis:
For additional information visit: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/globalassets/pdfs/knee-osteoarthritis.pdf
If you are working hard to incorporate nonsurgical treatments and still find knee arthritis limiting your activity, surgery may be a consideration.
You can always reach out to the team at New Braunfels Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine to evaluate the nonsurgical and surgical treatment options to fit your lifestyle.