Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis, is a common problem for many people after they reach middle age.

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of knee arthritis.

A healthy knee bends and straightens because of a smooth, slippery tissue called articular cartilage. This substance covers, protects and cushions the ends of the leg bones that form your knee.

Between your bones, two c-shape pieces of meniscal cartilage act as “shock absorbers” to cushion your knee joint. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage to wear away.

How does it happen?

Osteoarthritis occurs over time. When cartilage wears away, it becomes frayed and rough. Moving the bone along this exposed section is painful. If the cartilage wears away completely, it can result in bone rubbing on bone. To compensate for the lost cartilage, damaged bones may start to bow outward and form painful spurs.

Some of the signs and symptoms associated with knee osteoarthritis include:

Pain & Stiffness are the most common symptoms of knee pain arthritis. Pain form osteoarthritis of the knee is usually worse following activity, especially overuse of the affected knee. Stiffness can worsen after sitting for prolonged periods of time. Symptoms generally become more severe as osteoarthritis progresses.

Factors That Increase Your Risk for Developing Osteoarthritis

Viscosupplementation Therapy

We offer an FDA Approved, non-operative and outpatient procedure designed to provide relief for patients with arthritis of the knee. At 180 Health, we are alleviating knee arthritis pain with Viscosupplementation, a proven treatment for knee arthritis.

Typical Results Following our Treatment are...

Viscosupplementation Treatment is Covered By Medicare

Are you a candidate?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may stuffer from Osteoarthritis of the knee. If you are suffering the debilitating effects of Osteoarthritis of the knees, call 417-264-6180 today for your "No-Cost, Risk-Free Knee Pain Relief Consultation." 

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