Treatment will depend on the extent of the damage to the knee joint and also the impact that it is having on your life and what you’re hoping to achieve.
Non-surgical treatments for knee arthritis can include medication in the form of painkillers or anti-inflammatories. Mr David Houlihan-Burne will also recommend physiotherapy to improve knee strength and range of movement. Lifestyle changes can improve existing symptoms and prevent further damage to the knee joint.
Hyaluronic acid injections into the knee joint can also help in some cases. The gel-like fluid, known as viscosupplementation, works as a lubricant in the joint.