Arthritis of the knee is damage to the articular cartilage of the joint. This often leads to pain, stiffness and ultimately loss of function of the knee.
There are a variety of non-operative treatments that can relief your symptoms of knee arthritis. It is good to keep as active as possible however you may be required to limit certain activities that exacerbate the pain.
Eventually, at a time often difficult to determine, non surgical treatment measures may not provide adequate symptomatic relief and a surgical solution may have to be considered.
There are three types of surgical treatments that can be considered if non surgical management regimes do not control your symptoms.
The options are knee arthroscopy, an osteotomy around the knee or a type of knee replacement.