My Knee Hurts!
Osteoarthritis pain results from loss of the cartilage that covers the ends of the tibia and femur. Depending on the progression of your disease, the joint space of your knee may become small enough to allow the two bones to touch, causing pain when doing normal activities like walking, going down stairs or playing golf.
Do I Have Osteoarthritis?
For a correct diagnosis, it is an important to see an orthopedic doctor who will take into account your symptoms and your medical history, examine your joints, and order diagnostic tests. This may include blood work, X rays, a CT scan or an MRI for a better understanding of the anatomy of your joint and its condition.
Do I Need Knee Surgery?
Based on your history, symptoms, and the amount of degenerative change in your joint, you and your doctor will determine the right treatment for you.
Relieving Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
Your doctor may prescribe or suggest anti-inflammatory medications (like aspirin or ibuprofen), Osteoarthritis bracing, also called “unloading braces” and/or injections. Ask your Orthopedic physician about Breg’s Quantum OA brace and whether it is right for you.
How Effective is Osteoarthritis Bracing for Treating Pain?
Osteoarthritis unloader knee braces have been proven highly effective in relieving Osteoarthritis pain, improving knee function and allowing patients to return to daily activities.