Knee Osteoarthritis Directory
Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that often is associated with injury to the knee or being overweight. Other risk factors include age, heredity, gender, and more. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, joint warmth, stiffness, creaking sounds in the knees, as well as other signs. If you are diagnosed with knee OA, your doctor may prescribe knee braces, prescription medications, and other therapies, or in severe cases, surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how knee OA is caused, what it looks like, what the symptoms and treatments are, and much more.
Knee Osteoarthritis: When to Consider Surgery
Learn about alternatives to joint replacement surgery to relieve your knee pain, plus how to know when you need to consider surgery.
Knee Injuries and Ostoearthritis
Learn more about knee pain and its causes, including arthritis, tendinitis, cartilage tears, ligament injuries, and more.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Degenerative Arthritis of the Knee)
WebMD looks at osteoarthritis of the knee - the most common type of "wear-and-tear" arthritis - from symptoms to diagnosis to treatment.
Hyaluronan Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis
Learn about hyaluronan injections for knee osteoarthritis, including who could be a candidate to receive them.
An Exercise Fix for Knee Osteoarthritis
How exercise helped an outdoorsy senior regain his mobility and go bird-watching again.
Knee and Hip Exercises for Osteoarthritis
Dealing with OA in your knee or hip? WebMD tells you which exercises to avoid and which to try to relieve pressure on your joints.
How to Take Care of Your Joints
Find out how exercise and weight loss can help keep your osteoarthritis from getting worse.
Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
Learn the pros and cons of getting a new knee, and find out how to decide if knee replacement surgery is right for you.
Slideshows & Images
Exercises for Pain and Mobility
Learn exercises to relieve knee osteoarthritis pain and stiffness from this WebMD slideshow. Photographs illustrate moves to strengthen the knee and help prevent knee injury.
Slideshow: Fun With Kids? Don't Let Arthritis Stop You.
See ways you can stay active and keep moving with arthritis while enjoying time with the kids and grandkids in your life.
Slideshow: Tips for Living Better With OA
Osteoarthritis can make simple daily tasks difficult. Use these expert tips to live better.
Slideshow: Knee Exercises to Help Prevent Injury
Getting over a knee injury? Ask your doctor or physical therapist if it's OK for you to start doing these moves to get stronger and help prevent another injury.