Knee Arthritis/Osteoarthritis Treatment
The knee joints are prone to arthritis, especially osteoarthritis. Constant wear and tear combined with injuries can lead to knee osteoarthritis, or inflammation of the knee joint. Pain and loss of function in the knee from arthritis restricts mobility and impacts your quality of life. At CLEAR Wellness Group, our pain specialists offer advanced knee arthritis and osteoarthritis treatment at our medical clinic in Chicago.
Causes and Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis
Arthritis comes in many forms, but osteoarthritis is the most common. This is a degenerative condition of joint inflammation, which is very prevalent in the knee. With knee osteoarthritis, one or both knees can be impacted, but usually, not to the same extent. Risk factors that can contribute to knee osteoarthritis include genetics, wear/tear on knee cartilage, knee injuries, age and obesity. Knee arthritis occurs at any age, but symptoms are more common among older adults. Symptoms include:
- Loss of knee cartilage
- Stiffness when bending/straightening knee
- Knee pain, even when sitting or resting
- Locking, popping or grinding sensation in the knee
- Weakness in the knee
There is not a cure for arthritis, and it will worsen over time. However, knee arthritis treatment can help slow deterioration of the knee joint and manage pain for better mobility. Our double board certified pain physicians at CLEAR Wellness Group offer interventional pain treatments using a multidisciplinary approach to help patients with knee arthritis. We can create treatment plans using minimally or non-invasive therapies to manage knee pain and improve function.
If you suffer from knee arthritis and want to explore advanced treatment options, contact us at CLEAR Wellness Group in Chicago to schedule your appointment. We can schedule a consultation with a pain specialist to determine the best treatment plan to relieve your pain and improve your knee function.