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1566 Wynnum Road Tingalpa 

Institute of Sports and


1566 Wynnum Road Tingalpa

Managing Knee Osteoarthritis

Drug Knee

By Declan Wise

What is it?

Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) is defined by the degeneration (wear and tear) of the cartilage in the knee joint. As a result, causing pain, stiffness and reduced range of motion in the knee. Commonly, people with Knee OA suffer these symptoms worse in the mornings or after prolonged sitting. Usually this will feel better after 30 minutes of movement.

Prevalence and Causes

Knee OA is common with 240 million people worldwide being affected by it. Approximately 13% of women and 10% of men aged 60 years and older have symptomatic knee OA. As you can see, This condition affects a lot of people. Some contributing factors that can increase the risk of OA include older age, obesity, previous joint injuries and repeated stress on the joint. Some other outside factors can also include a family history of knee OA or deformities from birth.

So how can we help you?

Through a detailed history and examination we are able to identify and diagnose your knee condition. This helps us in Managing Knee Osteoarthritis with a comprehensive treatment and management plan for each individual condition. Research shows that manual therapy can help reduce pain and symptoms in the short term for patients. This includes Soft tissue releases, manipulations and mobilizations. Research also strongly supports land base exercises, weight management and ongoing information about disease management. This being the most effective long term strategies for treating knee OA. All of which we can help facilitate with our team of practitioners whether it be hands on manual therapy, further education.

Need some help assessing and diagnosing degenerative joint issues call us now to see how we can help.