Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. Knee OA is a condition in which the cushioning between joints (cartilage) slowly wear away. When this happens, joints rub more closely with bones, sometimes having direct contact with one another. Due to the loss of the cartilage (shock-absorbing benefits) the rubbing can result in pain, swelling, stiffness, decreased ability to move and, sometimes, the formation of bone abnormalities (spurs).
Melbourne CBD physiotherapists are experienced in the ongoing management of this disease. With an abundance of research showing the benefit of physiotherapy for this condition, our physiotherapists assist in managing and altering the disease progression. This is by implementing a number of known techniques that assist in pain and joint integrity to and ensure patient independence and optimal outcome.