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How to treat osteoarthritis of the knee

If you experience pain in your knees when getting up in the morning, then you may suffer from osteoarthritis. On this page, you can find information about the causes of osteoarthritis, its symptoms and what you can do to improve your mobility.
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What is osteoarthritis of the knee?

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a frequent disorder that affects many people and increases in frequency with age. It is commonly caused by a combination of hereditary disposition and damage to the knee joint. Appropriate exercise and training can protect against osteoarthritis. Exercise is also an important avenue of treatment if you already suffer from osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis of the knee.
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Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition in which the cartilage in the joints gradually degenerates. The natural ability of the cartilage to absorb shock is thus decreased and this causes greater pressure on the bone itself.

The increased pressure on the bone can cause pain and a thickening of the ends of the bone, resulting in bony outgrowths and decreased mobility in the joint. Osteoarthritis is characterized by stiffness in the knee joint and pain that may occur, both during rest and movement.

Diagnosis and treatment

Lose weight

The knee is a weight-bearing joint. If you are overweight, a weight loss of approximately 10 kilos / 22 lbs will help you reduce the pain in your knee.


With exercise, you can significantly improve the function of your knee and reduce the severity of the pain, but this will not eliminate osteoarthritis, which is an irreversible condition. Typically, your rehabilitation will start with exercises designed to increase the mobility of the knee and stimulate the cartilage. In addition, you will need to perform stability exercises and strengthen the muscles around your knee.

Use the Injurymap diagnosis tool to find out if you are ready to start treating your knee pain with rehabilitative exercises.

Start your rehabilitation today

It is important to relieve your knee pain immediately and start gentle rehabilitation. We recommend Injurymap's rehabilitation program for osteoarthritis of the knee. Injurymap offers you a complete treatment course that you can start today.

Examples of good exercises and stretches for Osteoarthritis of the knee:

Examples of good exercises and stretches for Osteoarthritis of the knee:

Injurymap divides your rehabilitation plan into 3 phases

Phase 1


The exercises in Phase 1 will pay special attention to your knees. It is important to keep your...
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Phase 2


The exercises in Phase 2 will help you strengthen your balance and stability around your knee....
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Phase 3


The exercises in phase 3 will help you get back to normal bodily function by training your...
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Info about rehabilitation and pain

Why exercising helps reduce your pain


The human body is built for movement. If you do not use your body, you weaken it, which...
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How to exercise when you are in pain


Exercise treatment has been shown to be very effective for long-term recovery and pain...
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The structure of your exercise plan


When we structure your training plan, the damage sustained to your tissue is taken into account,...
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Why it hurts


Pain in the musculoskeletal system (muscles, tendons, joints) may be due to many things, but the...
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