Options for Treating Knee Pain
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in your knee, it’s time to talk to your doctor. One of the most common causes of knee pain is osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that causes the cartilage in your bones to breakdown and wear away.
When this happens, the bones under the cartilage rub together, leading to pain, swelling and overall loss of motion. Over time, this condition can cause your bones to lose their normal shape and bone spurs (small deposits of bone) to grow on the edges of the joint, resulting in even more pain.
Talk to your doctor to discuss the option that’s best for you. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can determine if you’re a candidate for knee replacement surgery.