Treatment of Knee osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis is a disorder in which the cartilage of the knee joint begins to thin away with age. As the cartilage of the knee joint thins, there is greater rubbing of bone surfaces against each other, which can cause inflammation, discomfort, and a limited range of motion of the knee.
Patients with knee osteoarthritis feel excruciating knee pain whether walking, climbing stairs, or simply standing.
PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT OF KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS INCLUDES:
- To relieve inflammation and discomfort during the first few days of treatment, we employ Cryo-therapy using Icepacks and our most recent high-tech gadget, Cryo-air.
- Then, for 10 repetitions, our physiotherapist will show you various knee range of motion exercises, such as heel slides.
- Then, for the first several days, begin isometric strengthening exercises; as the discomfort subsides, you can begin other strengthening activities.
- Short arc quadriceps strengthening exercise, Bridging exercise (a combination of trunk and leg strengthening), Prone (on stomach) knee bends, Medial Quadriceps mini Lunges, Wall squatting or half squatting, Double heel raise (for calf strengthening), and leg raises are examples of strengthening exercises (lying). Etc.
- Stretching exercises include long sitting calf stretches (which can help you restore knee extension) and sitting hamstring stretches, among others.
- Core strengthening workouts such as Pilates and Aerobics.
- Offloading the knee joint with Kinesio tape.
- Acupuncture and dry needling
- We also employ specific machines at Elite Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre to relieve your pain and other symptoms of knee arthritis, such as Ultrasound (US), Combo Therapy, and Paraffin Wax Bath (PWB), and others.
- Wet cupping, magnetotherapy, hydrotherapy, and other popular treatments are available at our physiotherapy clinic.
- Home exercise recommendations include limiting activities that worsen the disease. Changing from high-impact activities (such as jogging) to lower-impact activities (like swimming or cycling). Weight loss. Using aids such as a cane. customizing shoe insoles. or wearing a brace or knee sleeve.