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How to treat osteoarthritis of the knee

Are you experiencing knee pain when you get up in the morning or when you run? You may be suffering from osteoarthritis in your knees. While the condition can’t be reversed, your symptoms can be managed and the progression slowed, for example by being active. Read more about symptoms, causes and treatment with rehabilitative exercises.

Be active, reduce your knee pain & slow the progression of osteoarthritis now.


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 screening 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:

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 knees active w...
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Phase 2

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

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

Why exercising helps reduce your pain

The human body is built for movement. If you don't use your body, your muscles and joints will become weaker a...
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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 reduction. Stimulating ...
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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, as the exerci...
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Why it hurts

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