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How to treat osteoarthritis of the knee


If you experience pain in your knees when getting up in the morning you may suffer from osteoarthritis. On this page, you can find information about the causes of osteoarthritis, symptoms and what you can do to treat your injury.

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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 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 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 outgrowths from the bone 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.

What can you do to reduce your pain?


With exercise, you can significantly improve the function of your knee and reduce the pain, but this will not eliminate the osteoarthritis. Typically, your rehabilitation will start with mobility exercises that will 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.

Lose weight

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

Start your rehabilitation today

It is important to relieve your knee 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 against Osteoarthritis of the knee:

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