Health and behavior modification
Weight loss to help decrease stress on the joints –Exercise to help improve mobility
Learning to strengthen and stretch key muscles that support the knees, and other ways to protect and take care of our knees, can ultimately prolong the health of this vital body part.
Glucosamine Drinks - Do They Really Work?
Glucosamine Not Associated With Less Cartilage Damage. ( published online March 10 2014 in Arthritis & Rheumatism.)
Tylenol / NSAIDs
For pain management
Braces, canes and other assistive devices.
Corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory) injections for temporary pain relief. Hyaluronic acid injections (viscosupplementation –“WD 40”) (Approved for 6 Month Relief –Processed from Rooster Combs), Single injection or multiple injection series
The Personalization Process
The best candidate is someone who has:
Daily pain that interferes with their normal activities, significant knee stiffness, Instability or buckling of the knee, significant deformity caused by osteoarthritis (bowlegs or knock-knees).